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There is a recording of the "Showgirls" revue which has appeared at Las Vegas' Desert Inn, Reno's Riverside, Houston's Cork Club, and Hollywood's Ciro's.

The cast does not include Sabrina's voice, but other girls who have appeared in the show include Marilyn Maxwell, Dagmar, Denise Darcel, Patricia Wymore, Sheree North, and Sue Carson.

"Playgirls," with its plot built around a young girl learning social success the charm school way, made its debut in the Painted Desert Room of Wilbur Clark's Desert Inn in a lavish production, with costumes by Orry Kelly, a cast of sixty, and a fifteen scene story.

6 May 1961 - Nevada State Journal

All New Production Accents Four Stars

Glamour mixed with dedicated effort, as four show business greats combined their talents under the skilled direction of Jackie Barnett to present Reno with a noteworthy first. The opening of Jackie Barnett's Playgirls, Thursday night, at Bill Miller's Riverside Hotel marked the first time a major entertainment production has been exposed to the public in Reno, in its premier performance.

Starring four of America's greatest entertainers, Sheree North, Sue Carson, Sabrina and Shirley Harmer, the all-new Riviera Room production was billed as the most exciting show in the Est. It live up to its billing amply in its initial performance and judging from the enthusiasm of the first night audience, the show will be running on the Reno scene for a number of weeks to come.
Written, directed and produced by Jackie Barnett the show includes fabulous costumes by Orry-Kelly as well as brilliant choreography by Jonathon Lucas. Lou Le Vitt returns to the Riverside Bandstand to conduct the music which has been composed and arranged by Dean Elliott. Jerry Franks ably carries out the responsibilies of associate producer.

The additional pictures on page 7 show the final days of rehearsal on the Riverside Stage as the four stars blend their talents with the Playmate, composed of Reno favorites, The Edmond Sisters and the Three Cabalieros, to put the finishing touches on the fast moving always exciting production.

Sabrina in 'Playgirls'

Sabrina in 'Playgirls'

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