San Quentin Women In Vaudeville Show

SAN QUENTIN, Dec. 28.—A vaudeville show, originated and presented by women inmates of the prison, was presented before officials of the institution last night.

A “flapper bandit” provided the music; Clara Phillips, hammer slayer, danced and tooted a saxophone, and a forger in a pink dress attempted a recitation. Dorothy Mackaye, actress, who was convicted of concealing the facts of her husband’s murder, acted as the schoolmistress in a carefully rehearsed country school act.

Among other principals were Myrtle Kinney, famous woman burglar; Eleanor Walling, girl bandit; Erna Janoschek, baby slayer, and Louise Peete.

Source: San Bernardino County Sun, December 29, 1928.

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