episode 39

How wanting more than “a little job” propelled her into her fabulous life in show business featuring Janet Kravenko

Showgirl's Life Podcast | ep 039 How wanting more than “a little job” propelled her into her fabulous life in show business featuring Janet Kravenko

Janet Kravenko was hired by Madame Bluebell at the age of 17 to join her touring company in 1957. She was traveling around Europe with seven other girls performing in the prestigious troupe while absorbing the experience of a lifetime as a professional dancer. She was asked to join the group of sixteen girls that were traveling to Las Vegas to open the 2nd edition of the Lido de Paris, Ce Cést L´amour, at the Stardust Hotel, directed by Donn Arden, and moved to Las Vegas in 1959.

We discuss what it was like being a woman living the life of a performer during those years as well as how much it has changed to be a woman in this country. She also shares about the high standards the Bluebells were held to and how, due to popular belief, they were not to “mingle” with casino guests. Enjoy!

Showgirl's Life Podcast | ep 039 How wanting more than “a little job” propelled her into her fabulous life in show business featuring Janet Kravenko
Showgirl's Life Podcast | ep 039 How wanting more than “a little job” propelled her into her fabulous life in show business featuring Janet Kravenko

ep 40 The gratitude and grace of a third generation Las Vegas performer as she continues her legacy despite restrictions featuring Skyla Johnson

Skyla Johnson, currently performing in Las Vegas at the Luxor in Fantasy, shares how her showbiz lineage has shaped her as a performer and woman. 

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