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Blanche Satchel ... Vintage  Ziegfeld Girl, Dancer, Showgirl, Actress photo 1

Blanche Satchel ... "Ziegfeld Girl," "The Prettiest Girl in the British Isles."

Blanche was born in Australia in 1908 to a Sydney commission agent and started performing on stage at age 11 as Little Lord Fauntleroy in Sydney, previous to that she played in a juvenile pantomime as a boy in 1918's Snow White (as Jack Straw.) She was an original member of the "O'Brien Girls" chorus and Ballet."² also "the Waverly Entertainers" and did other plays under the tutelage of Minnie Everett and Ruby Davies in her Juvenile Ballets. By 1915 she was dancing professionally. Blanche came to the USA via the Ziegfeld Follies in 1925 which also created a court injunction battle by 'Breach of contract' with the New Prince's Restaurant's Cabaret Show 'Frivolities' in London¹.

Satchel was supposedly a Miss Australia beauty pageant winner and at one time was reported to be the highest paid showgirl in the world³. She was rumored to be engaged to aviator Charles Lindbergh at one time, but was not true, they never met [*]. Did allot of modeling for photographers, artists and advertisers. Her mother was also an actress at the Drury Lane theatre and also a Sydney Arts Society beauty pageant winner in 1908. Latest newspaper writings has her living in Beverly Hills in 1961.

Photo 1: Miss Blanche posing for Alfred Cheny Johnson, One of his more popular photo's.

  • Birth Name: Blanche Sybil Satchel (aka: Blanche Shaeckel)
  • Birth Date: 1908-unknown
  • Birth Place: Bondi, Sydney, (N.S.W.) Australia
  • Married: Max Bamberger (from 6/20/1933-9/7/1938) | William Yeager (from 12/1938 to ?)
  • Parents: Mr. Montague (Monty) Satchel and Doris Melrose l
  • Clubs/Theaters: Amsterdam Theatre | Grand Opera House | Hugh Ward Theatre | St. James Hall
    (1918) | Ziegfeld Theater |

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