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Picture of Sally Rand in her Fan Dance Routine, also famous for her Bubble Dance Routine.
Sally Rand Autograph

Stage Name

Birth Name

Sally Rand / Billie Beck Harriet Helen (Hazel) Gould Beck
Aka: The Sexsational Sally Rand | Her Sexelency

         Sally left home at the age of thirteen to work as a cigarette girl in a nightclub in Kansas City and a few others before arriving in Hollywood. Originally was an Acrobatic dancer in the Circus and Vaudeville, later in Nightclubs, Movies and Touring shows. In 1927 she would be known as a WAMPAS Baby Star.

      Rand started a career in motion pictures, making over 20 silent pictures until the advent of talkies as well as some 16mm films of her dances. Cecil B. DeMille gave her the name Sally Rand from the Rand McNally Atlas. After her movie career ended she went on to dance as a chorus girl in various Broadway plays after her movie career.

     Is said to have started her fan dance in Chicago speakeasy's in 1932. Later became famous for her "Lady Godiva routine" that was performed on Mrs. Hearst's yacht and the next day was hired at Chicago's Century of Progress Exposition in 1933. It is said she saved the fair with her unusual Fan Dance ( Being arrested four times, her first day got lots of

Publicity.)

      Rand directed her own "Star Studded Revue" for the Royal American Shows. Miss Rand was also well known for her"Bubble Dance" and Ostrich plumed "Fan Dance" routines. Rand did her famous fan dance routine well into her seventies. Ms. Rand would become a major star among the Burlesque world of dancing Entertainment. Sally died of heart failure in Foothill Presbyterian Hospital in Glendora, California at the age of 75.


More PHOTOS Sally's Page Photo (top-left) from Vanity Fair Magazine - 12/1934
 

Birth Place

Birth Date

Spouse

Measurements

Hickory Co., Missouri 1/2/1904 - 8/31/1979 Hank Greenough 5'11" | (35"-22"-35") Blonde
                   

Dance Types

Dance Partners

Music Titles

Acrobatic Adolph Bohm Co. Honky Tonk Baby (Billy Briggs)
Bubble Dance (See Clip) Carole Lombard      
Fan Dance George Raft      
Peacock Dance Faith Bacon      
Swan Dance            

Night Clubs

Theaters

Stage

Anchorage Club California Auditorium (1939) Rain
Aragon Ballroom (3/17/1945) Empress Theater (1916) 1930 - Luana
Brass Rail (1933) Grauman's Metro. Theater 1933 - Royal Am. Star Studded Revue
El Rey Hotel (Searchlight, NV)       1939 - Worlds Fair
Florentine Gardens       1936 Fort Worth Fair - "Nude Ranch"
Key Klub (Waukegan Illinois)       1939 - Follies Bergere ( Treasure Island)
Larry Potters Supper Club (1950's)       1939 - Gay Paree Review
Paradise Cabaret (1933)       1939 - Music Box Review
Paramount Club (Chicago)     Billy Rose's - Casa Manana Revue
Riptide Club (Calamut City)     Joey Faye's Anatomy of Burlesque
Theater Lounge (Dallas)      

Films

Fairs / Expo's

Publication's

1920 - King of Kings 1933 - Chicago Worlds Fair 4/1925 - Photoplay Magazine
1924 - The Golden Bed 1935 - Calif. Pacific Expo ( San Diego) 9/25/1933 - The El Paso Times
1925 - The Dressmaker from Paris 1936 - Frontier Expo ( Fort Worth) 11/1933 - Whiz Bang Magazine
1925 - Braveheart 1939 - Golden Gate Expo ( Treasure Island) 4/1934 - Picture Play Magazine
1925 - The Road to Yesterday 1950 - Dallas Fair 5/1935 - Real Film Fun
1925 - The Texas Bearcat   1937 - Movie Memories Magazine
1926 - Bachelor Brides   9/20/1938 Pic Magazine
1926 - Gigolo ( Rod la Rocque)   10/25/1938 - Look Magazine
1926 - Man Bait       3/1938 - Police Gazette Magazine
1926 - Sunny Side Up*       5/9/1939 - Look Magazine
1927 - Fighting Eagle       6/1939 - Peek Mag. (Sally's Nude Ranch)
1927 - Galloping Fury       7/18/1939 - Look Magazine
1927 - Getting Gertie's Garter       7/28/1940 - PM Daily newspaper
1927 - Heroes In Blue       11/1949 - Night & Day Mag.
1927 - His Dog       1/1950 - Pix Magazine
1927 - The King of Kings       11/1950 - Picture Magazine
1927 - The Night of Love       12/1955 - Cabaret Mag
1928 - Black Feather       1/1960 - Modern Man Mag.
1928 - Crashing Through     1/29/ 1961 - Parade Mag
1928 - Golf Widows       1977 - Missouri Life
1928 - Girl in every Port     8/31/1979 - Glenodra Patch Newspaper
1928 - Woman against the World       $ Sally Rand: From Film to Fans
1933 - The Passing Show

Television

Rand Collectibles

1934 - Bolero ( With Raft) 3/12/1957 - To Tell The Truth 1930s - Dunhill - "Flame Lighter" (Statue Cig. Lighter)
1941 - Sunset Murder Case  
1942 - The Fan Dancer       1950s - Dunhill Cig. Lighter (Silent Flame Model - Called SR-Fan Dancer)
1942 - Artists and Models DVD      
1983 - The Right Stuff DVD          
Bubble Dance (16mm-Soundie)          
Bubbles & Fans #74a (16mm-Soundie)            
Tru-Vue Films - #1312, 1313, 1314