A Bear Grows in Brooklyn: Portraits of Rosie, a Furry Star of the Forties

Rosie the bear rehearses with comedian Lew Lehr -- known for his catchphrase, "Monkeys is the cwaziest people" -- New York, 1946.
Animals
'40s
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In the 1940s, an entertainment impresario named Stanley Beebe routinely walked his star, Rosie the bear, through the streets of New York, shuttling her to gigs at recording studios and arenas. Read More

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