I think Jubilee! should capitalize on this impending Roaring 20s craze. Through my endless research of the show I have found out that there once was a Gold Diggers number. It must have been cut when they trimmed the show down to 90 minutes from 120. I tracked down the original costume sketches that the University of Las Vegas has in their reference library.
Original Bob Mackie sketches for the cut Gold Digger number.
Unsigned but you can tell by the distinct way he draws hands.
I was delighted beyond belief when I saw a photo of this costume on Facebook. Alexandra Freeman, until recently, a Jubilee showgirl has been generous enough to allow me to publish it here. I would love to see this bad boy in action! I can almost hear those gold coins a-tinklin'.
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Maybe we'll see this costume back on the stage one day. One can hope... I sure would love to see a chorus line of Bob Mackie clad Gold Diggers!