ABOUT MARY R ...
A WOMAN AHEAD OF HER TIMES
Mary R. lived in Chicago one century ago, her attitude was modern, innovative and colourful even by today’s standards. Extremely attractive, she enjoyed being “a different kind of woman”. She liked to dress provocatively in the “flapper” style, or – in contrast – sometimes with men’s clothes like Marlene Dietrich would do only a few years later.
She liked to smoke in public, she led her life with carefree spirit and with no constraints, and enjoyed the company of both men and women. Mary was never mentioned as anyone’s woman, but always on her own, and every time she decided to date someone, she did it with a libertine attitude.
She simply considered herself – and was – better than most men who surrounded her: no one was “enough” to be the only one in her life.
She had started her career as a vaudeville dancer after a brief period in classical ballet, but – thanks to her smart brains, wit and acumen – she soon became acquainted with politicians, police officers, artists… and this is how she came to know the nightlife of Chicago, her hometown.