Mary Nolan

Mary Nolan

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Mary Nolan (December 18, 1905 - October 31, 1948) was an American actress and dancer. Born Mary Imogene Robertson in Kentucky, Robertson's childhood was beset with hardship that included the death of her mother in 1908 and an absent father. As a child, she worked as a farm laborer, before moving to New York City in 1919 where she worked as a model. She was discovered by Florenz Ziegfeld, who hired her under the name Imogene Wilson (the first of three name changes she was to have) as a dancer in his follies. As a showgirl in New York she was called Bubbles. Her impact as a dancer was so profound that columnist Mark Hellinger once said of her in 1922: "Only two people in America would bring every reporter in New York to the docks to see them off. One is the President. The other is Imogene "Bubbles" Wilson."show more

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  • Paperback | 108 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 7mm | 168g
  • Culp Press
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 6136510332
  • 9786136510330