Fabulous Vintage Photograph Of NYC Showgirls Playing Chess Between Sets

Between scenes in the show at New York's Latin Quarter, Pat Farrell prepares to make a chess move. Opponent (right) is Grace Sundstrom. Kibitzing at left is Shirley Forrest, an ex-schoolteacher.
Between scenes in the show at New York's Latin Quarter, Pat Farrell prepares to make a chess move. Opponent (right) is Grace Sundstrom. Kibitzing at left is Shirley Forrest, an ex-schoolteacher.
Photo: Gordon Parks

In this 1958 photograph snapped by LIFE magazine photographer Gordon Parks, we take a rare peek behind the curtain of a New York City nightclub. Filed under the category of fabulous things you would never expect to see, this photograph captures three showgirls in between stage sets, playing chess.

via LIFE Magazine

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