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University City in St. Louis County, Missouri — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

The Rockettes

Born 1925

 
 
The Rockettes Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Jones, October 7, 2018
1. The Rockettes Marker
Inscription.  In 1925 Russell Markert formed the "Missouri Rockets," a 16-member dance line that performed before feature films at the Missouri Theater on Grand Avenue. Seven years late the group's performance at the opening night of Radio City Music Hall led to a permanent engagement and a name change to the Rockettes. Known for their eye-high kicks, uniformly glamorous appearance and the absolute precision of their routines, onstage the 36 Rockettes appear to move as one dancer. An icon of Americana, the Rockettes' performances have included the 1937 Paris Exposition, the USO in World War II, the 1988 Super Bowl and the 2001 Presidential Inauguration.
 
Erected 2007 by St. Louis Walk of Fame.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the St. Louis Walk of Fame marker series.
 
Location. 38° 39.352′ N, 90° 18.181′ W. Marker is in University City, Missouri, in St. Louis County. Marker is on Delmar Boulevard west of Limit Avenue, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 6309 Delmar Boulevard, Saint Louis MO 63130, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers
The Missouri Rockettes image. Click for full size.
O.C. Conkling (photo courtesy of the Missouri Historical Society), May 7, 1930
2. The Missouri Rockettes
are within walking distance of this marker. Jack Buck (here, next to this marker); Evarts Graham (a few steps from this marker); Eugene Field (a few steps from this marker); Buddy Ebsen (a few steps from this marker); Elijah Lovejoy (a few steps from this marker); Harold Ramis (a few steps from this marker); Barry Commoner (a few steps from this marker); Joe Garagiola (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in University City.
 
Also see . . .
1. The Original Rockettes 1930 (YouTube.com, 70 secs.). "From the movie: KING OF JAZZ (1930) - Inspired by the British "Tiller Girls" chorus Russell Markert created a similar group called the "Missouri Rockets" in St Louis in 1925 and in 1927 he moved them to the Roxy theater in New York where they became known as the "Roxyettes". Then in 1932 they moved to the newly opened Radio City Music Hall and there they became 'The Rockettes'...." (Submitted on October 17, 2018.) 

2. The Rockettes (Dance Heritage Coalition). (Submitted on October 17, 2018.)
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on July 1, 2019. This page originally submitted on October 13, 2018, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 30 times since then and 13 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on October 13, 2018, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.   2. submitted on October 17, 2018. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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