Muriel Fuller, Florence Mann, Mildred Monti, Betty Pryor, Nella Plaston, and Helen Summers were members of the Six Tiny Rosebuds, a popular dance troupe featured in Billy Rose’s Honky Tonk Parade at the Pioneer Palace, a venue at Fort Worth’s 1936 Frontier Centennial. The dancers weighed between 215 and 340 pounds, and as can be seen here, were quite limber! The Pioneer Palace was a western-style building with a large dance floor, slot machines, and 40-foot mirrored bar. As show time approached, the mirrors behind the bar rolled back exposing an elevated stage loaded with showgirls. Other performers in the Honky Tonk Parade included a torch singer, comedian, bell ringer, musical bottle instrumentalists, comic mandolin musician, and a spoons player

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