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VOL. 3, NO. 239
Chicago, Thursday, July 9, 1914
STRANDED CHORUS GIRLS BECOME
FEATURE OF MORALS COURT
Several Young Girls "Down-and-Out" After Close of,
Theatrical Season Have Taken the "Easier Path" t j
Judge Goodnow 'Suggests Fund to
Help Girls Home, ,
Stranded chorus girls, who get
"down and out" miles from home in
the summer time and then go out on
the streets at night to earn money
with which to live, are becoming
daily features of the Morals Court.
Chicago is the biggest theatrical
center .west of New York. It is In
this city that hundreds of fly-by-nigbt.
companies dump their members each
In Chicago they must lay, around
sometimes as-long as six months un
til they catch a company going out in
the fall. During this song lack of
work they must do something to keep
body and soul together.
Many of the chorus girls come
from poor homes in faraway cities.
They can get no money from- home.
So they must live out their existence
in a strange city the best way they
And that is why pretty little danc
ing girls, with the faces of children,
are being brought into the Morals
Court with such startling frequency,
It seems much worse this summer
than ever before. The regular the
ater was dealt a hard blow by the
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