Music: Sally Rand Presents

In Hickory County. Mo., she was plain Helen Gould Beck. She has danced in choruses, made hats, waited on tables. In 1933 she marched on the Chicago World's Fair, won fame with her fan dance, her bubble dance in 1934. Currently she is earning $2,500 per week at Manhattan's Paradise Restaurant. Last week she made her debut as an impresario, hired the Guild Theatre for the dancer Kohana.

The program said: "Miss Rand is grateful for the opportunity of presenting the gifted Kohana in this recital. Kohana expresses so fully the artistry of the...

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