The Theatre: A Hit in Legit

Last month Burlesqueen Ann Corio made her debut as a legitimate actress at the Kenley Deer Lake Theatre on the outskirts of Pennsylvania's hard-coal district. Cast as "Princess Kalima," the hula dancer in The Barker (with silent cinema stars James Kirkwood and Lila Lee), the shapely stripper played her first legitimate role rather solemnly, moved many a simple miner with her earnest emoting. But more important than Miss Corio's acting was her success in combining drama with louse opera: she worked from conventional street dress in the first act to a G-string in the third.

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