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sjjansen commented about Missouri Theatre on Aug 15, 2007 at 4:26 pm

I would appreciate anyone who could send me a photo of the now demolished Missouri Theatre that was located on Grand Ave., in St. Louis, MO. One of my Ancestors, Adeline Rotty was one of the original Missouri Rockets. After she graduated from Harris Teachers College she won a scholarship to study in New York City. She was most noted for training and bringing to New York six dancers from St. Louis, MO., known as the Missouri Rockets, who were the forerunners of the famous Rockettes of Radio City Music Hall. Her routine of the “Parade of the Wooden Soldiers” is still done today. She was also the choreographer for the Marx Brother’s show, “Animal Crackers”. She lived to be 100 and died on March 10, 1997, in Wilbraham, Mass. My e-mail address is