PatColeman

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  1. My mother believes she was part of The Dunhill Trio / Dunhill Dance Team / The Three Dunhills. Here is a brief WIKI. I come from a very mixed ethnicity family tree (primarily Irish and African, a little Swedish and Arab). I have many relatives that look like this woman, and it made me wonder. She could be part Mexican, African, Caucasian, Asian or all of the above. But the decision in 1944 to cast her (even with no spoken lines) is pretty remarkable, considering racism and the Hayes Code.
  2. Hello, Thanks a lot for the help. :-D Over the years, I had wondered if she was a friend of Minnelli and Garland, considering the racist Hayes Code, etc. I know other actors and directors were trying to help their friends of color break through the demeaning color-line roles here and there. Seeing this actress dance with an Anglo man was a strictly enforced Code rule after 1934. So even that surprises me every time I watch this classic film. Not to mention that the actress gets to make eye contact with Garland as an equal in the instance and relative height (another Hayes Code taboo) in various scenes.
  3. I think I posted this in the wrong section earlier: Hello, everyone I think in another Minnelli film or two, I've seen this woman featured prominently in Meet Me In St. Louis. I can't find anything on her. She's featured in the foreground in several of the most popular songs. In this image (not a good one ), she's in the lower right of the screen. I can't find a good shot of her online, even though she appears throughout most of the film Does anyone know who she is/was? Pat
  4. Hello, everyone I think in another Minnelli film or two, I've seen this woman featured prominently in Meet Me In St. Louis. I can't find anything on her. She's featured in the foreground in several of the most popular songs. In this image (not a good ), she's in the lower right of the screen. I can't find a good shot of her online, even though she appears throughout most of the film Does anyone know who she is/was? Pat

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