Music: Argentinita

If any man in the U. S. were asked to name a Spanish dancer, he would probably call to mind the late sultry, supple-waisted La Argentina. To dance fans in Spain La Argentina was distinctly hot stuff, but the place of Spain's No. i dancer has long been held by a heftier, black-haired woman with a somewhat similar name: Argentinita.

To Dancer Argentinita this similarity of names has been a jinx. When, eight years ago, she made her U. S. debut as a featured dancer with Lew Leslie's "International Revue" in Manhattan, Manhattanites ignorantly...

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