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Vintage Ziegfeld Girl, Showgirl, Dancer, Actress: "Christine Maple"


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Christine Maple ... Vintage  Ziegfeld Girl, Dancer, Showgirl, Actress photo 1

Christine Maple ... "Ziegfeld Girl."

American Beauty, Ziegfeld Star, Showgirl and Actress. Was one of three finalists of Seashore Day, an Elks National Convention Bathing Beauty Contest in Los Angeles and the 2nd place Vanity Fair Beauty Contests, and is said to have been 'Miss Universe'. Ziegfeld snatched Christine up in 1930 for 'Smile's', stealing her away from motion pictures. She was also studying style design around 1932. Was picked by Gabrielle Chanel of Paris as a model in 1931. Was one of the original members of the 'Glorified Ziegfeld Girls Club' and a founding member (1936)¹.

Christine suffered a nervous breakdown in the early 1930's and was eventually in and out of sanitariums, she suffered from mental health and psychopathic issues throughout her entire adult life, Newspapers reported her ill health in the mid '30's to '40's. She was found guilty, along with Arlene Williams of 'Grand Larceny' in 1944² (by robbing two men in Hotel Cleveland after putting knockout drops in their beers) and sent to Marysville OH Women's Reformatory prison (said to have been pardoned.) Heres a good 1935 newspaper article of her shenanigans. Christine died in Langhorne, Bucks, Pennsylvania in 1947 (services: St. James Episcopal Church).



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