Showgirls at Morrison Hotel’s Terrace Garden

The Terrace Garden at the Morrison Hotel: 1944 vintage postcard.
Chorus Girls - Eleanor Gillespie & Babe Warner: 8x10 news service photo dated 3 December 1933
Chorus Girls – Eleanor Gillespie & Babe Warner: 8×10 news service photo dated 3 December 1933

Eleanor and Babe were appearing in a ‘hoop ballet’ at Chicago’s Morrison Hotel’s Terrace Garden. The Terrace Garden was known as the “wonder restaurant”, because it was a HUGE dinner club with a central stage that could host extremely large floor shows.  The venue was very popular in the 1940s and hosted large theater-style revue shows, but in a dinner-theater setting as seen in the postcard below.

The Terrace Garden at the Morrison Hotel: 1944 vintage postcard.
The Terrace Garden at the Morrison Hotel: 1944 vintage postcard.

 

 

2 comments

  1. The Morrison show room was wonderful, Played touring big revues. Was one of the first Chicago hotels to have and ice show. Chicago had so many great places for entertainment in those days.

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