Chorus Girls: For 2 Cents a Kick

Like many an out-of-towner visiting New York for the first time, pert Schoolgirl Linda Farmer headed straight for the cavernous Radio City Music Hall to see the big bash of a stage show. One gander at all those spangled chorines kicking away like a centipede with a hotfoot and she knew that she positively had to be a Rockette. Her qualifications were typical: head cheerleader at Hampton High in Hampton, Va., winner of the local Junior Miss contest, solo tap dancer at the Elks Club benefit and, most important, possessor of a great...

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