WALL STREET: Goodby, Broadway; Hello, Wall

When Barbara Joiner Parsons was made a general partner in the Wall Street brokerage firm of Jacquin, Stanley & Co., she received a telegram from the Ziegfeld Club: "Darling, Congratulations." Barbara is an ex-dancer in the Follies, and the first Ziegfeld girl to reach such starry heights on the Street. Only about 50 women are general partners on Wall Street. Texas-born Barbara Parsons got into the Follies of 1018, pranced and kicked. alongside such stars as Marilyn Miller and Eddie Cantor. After leaving the Follies she took some business courses, got a job selling a financial letter in...

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