The Ingenues


A post in honor of Women’s History Month

The Ingenues were a Chicago-based all-girl orchestra active from 1925 through 1937. With a typically versatile vaudeville repertoire embracing Tin Pan Alley, jazz, light classical and novelty numbers they played Big Time Vaudeville, presentation houses, and occasionally broadway revues such as the Ziegfeld Follies of 1927. They also appeared in sound shorts by Vitaphone, RKO and other studios. Their international tours took them all over the globe. They were originally managed by the legendary William Morris.

The Ingenues were also billed as “The Band Beautiful”, hence the name of this 1928 Vitaphone short:


To learn more history about the history of vaudevilleconsult No Applause, Just Throw Money: The Book That Made Vaudeville Famousavailable at Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and wherever nutty books are sold.


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