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Margaret Kelly dies - founder of the Bluebell Girls
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Author:  Stuart Sweeney [ Mon Sep 13, 2004 11:16 pm ]
Post subject:  Margaret Kelly dies - founder of the Bluebell Girls

Margaret Kelly
Demanding dancer who formed the world-famous Bluebell Girls, survived internment and saved her husband from the Nazis. From The Times

KNOWN to the world as “Miss Bluebell”, Margaret Kelly was the founder of the legendary dance troupe, the Bluebell Girls, in 1932. The scantily clad showgirls later became a fixture at the Lido in Paris, where they still perform.

Kelly set exacting standards, rejecting any candidate who was not both classically trained and tall. “The most important thing was to pick girls with long legs,” she later explained.

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