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Sixteen glamazon, primarily English dancers from Paris’ Lido Club troupe were imported to open Las Vegas’ Stardust hotel-casino. The Bluebell Girls’ show broke all attendance records; about 1,400 people left the gaming tables and bars each night to see it.
“The celebrated dancers have been hailed as one of the most popular imports from the British Isles, since Scotch whisky,” noted the Bakersfield Californian (July 11, 1959).
Photo from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas University Libraries’ Digital Collection: “Bluebell Girls Poolside at the Stardust”