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  • "Circus of the Stars" Marlene Dietrich, Marilyn Monroe, Gloria Vanderbilt ...
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    Marilyn Monroe opening the circus riding on pink elephant. Ringling Brothers Circus of the Stars Benefit. Marked 1951. Online dates of 1954 and 1955. Original prints: Prints: Marilyn Monroe (5), Celeste Holm (2), Shaludis Sisters, Lily Pons, Dagmar with Sid Caesar and Gaby Hayes, Clowns with boxer Jack Dempsey and Bert Lahr (1). Archive includes 35mm color slides and 35mm B&W film, 18 contact sheets. Marlene Dietrich, Jimmy Cagney, Danny Thomas, Gloria Vanderbilt, Cecil B. DeMille, Imogene Coca, June Havoc, Jimmy Durante, Bob Hope, Sid Caesar, Gypsey Rose Lee, John Ringling North, James Cagney, Bert Lahr, Jack Demsey, Shaludis Sisters, and many others. Also called fundraiser for the Arthritis & Rheumatism Foundation at the old Madison Square Garden.
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    Kicks & Co. 1961 Contacts and caption Michelle Nichols, choreographer Donald McKayle and Walter Nicks on either side of Nichols Oscar Brown show in New York City called Kicks & Co. in 1961. Host Dave Garroway turned over an entire broadcast of the Todayshow to Brown to perform numbers from the show and try to raise the necessary funds to launch it on the stage. Kicks & Co. is set on an all-African-American college campus in the American South during the early days of attempted desegregation. The character Mr. Kicks is an emissary of Satan, sent to try to derail these efforts in which the play's protagonist, Ernest Black, has become involved.