studio portrait shows vaudeville performer, Kate Rickards, costumed as Tootsie Sloper, the principal female character in The Land Lubber: a Nautical Nightmare, a farcical comedy written especially for Rickards by Garnet Walch.
The Dodge Sisters, Betty and Beth were American born dancers and cabaret stars, working from c. 1925 until 1930. The beginning of the end of the partnership seem to have been the marriage of Beth to Clarence Stroud in 1930. He was one half of another Vaudeville dancing twins; “The Stroud Brothers”. Weirdly his brother Claude had recently divorced from Thelma White, another twin.
1900s Belle Epoque French Postcard Artist Dormy in Theatrical Headpiece