Margaret Hart Ferraro

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Margaret Hart Ferraro (September 28, 1913 – January 30, 2000), better known as Margie Hart, was a New York City stripteaser. She was born on September 28, 1913. She married John Ferraro, the Los Angeles City Council president. She died in Los Angeles on January 30, 2000. Hart was one of three burlesque dancers who performed at Minsky's Burlesque in April 1935, who were arrested for giving an indecent performance. Hart, 21, who resided at the Hotel Forrest in Manhattan, New York, was taken into custody along with Toots Brawner, 22, of the Dixie Hotel, and Gladys McCormick, 24, of 229 West 49th Street. The three pleaded not guilty and were each held in $500 bail. Jack Keller, 22, of Thayer Street, and Edward Goodman, 27, of 209 West 42nd Street (Manhattan) were arrested along with the dancers. Keller, a stage manager, was charged with permitting an indecent performance. Goodman was assistant manager of the Republic Theatre. The men were held in $500 bail pending a hearing on April 16, 1935. Hart, Brawner, McCormick, and three other chorus girls were arraigned in West Side Court but were freed by Magistrate Guy Van Amringe, who presided in Commercial Frauds Court, on May 7, 1935.  ( Wikipedia article )


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