Blade Cella, Peggy
Daughter of a "Chez Paree Adorable"
My mother, Jean Kennelly Blade, and her sister, Jeanette Kennelly Kroch, were Chez Paree Adorables. We were so excited to find your website and we have many pictures to share for your website. These pictures include all of the Adorables in some of the finest costumes.
p.s. my father, Jimmy Blade, was a pianist at the Camelia House in the Drake Hotel in Chicago. He lead the finest orchestra that Chicago enjoyed dancing to.
JIMMY BLADE MEMORIES. A long search regarding accomplished pianist Jimmy Blade has revealed an audio tape recorded at the W.M.A.Q. radio studio in 1948. I just received the recording...only 15 minutes in duration...sponsored by the Chicago Motor Club.
Jimmy Blade was married
to Jean Kennelly...one of the Chez Paree Adorables during the 40's.
Jean's twin sister...Jeanette Kennelly also appeared as a Chez
Adorable...and were known as the Kennelly twins. The Chez
floor show was the ultimate in the annals of Chicago nightlife. Just
north of the Chez was the Drake Hotel where Jimmy Blade was
known for his memorable piano artistry in the Camelia
Room...along with his orchestra of renown throughout Chicago.
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