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Ziegfeld Follies' Peggy Shannon in "Waiting for D'Artagnan" in this photograph inspired by the bedroom scene from 'The Three Musketeers'. Sets designed by Joseph Urban. The production ran from March to December 1928. Based upon the book by Alexandre Dumas. Peggy Shannon was put under contract to Paramount Pictures in 1931. Sadly there was no fairy tale ending for this incredible beauty.

Orli Wald was a member of the German Resistance in Nazi Germany. She was arrested in 1936 and charged with high treason, whereupon she served four and a half years in a women's prison, followed by "protective custody" in Nazi concentration camps until 1945, when she escaped. She was a prisoner functionary in the infirmary at Auschwitz-Birkenau and because of her helpfulness to Jewish and other prisoners, was called the "Angel of Auschwitz".

Faith Bacon, 1931 A popular burlesque dancer whose star faded. In 1956, she was walking calmly down the 4th story stairs of her hotel when she suddenly opened a windon. A friend grabbed at her skirt, but she tore away and jumped. Her body landed on the roof of a one-story saloon next door. She was 46 years old. Her friend told reporters that Bacon “wanted the spotlight again. She would have taken any kind of work in show business.”