Anita Vélez Mitchell during a performance
Anita Vélez Mitchell Papers, 1950s-2013
While Vélez Mitchell was still in college she worked as an usherette in a movie house, it was there that she learned dance routines from the movies. She convinced some girlfriends to become "exotic dancers" (as she herself stated) in 1947. She continued dancing until late 1960s.
1940 – 1959, Date accepted
CreatorAnita Vélez Mitchell
Photograph: b & w photographs
Anita Vélez Mitchell Papers, 1950s-2013. Anita Vélez Mitchell during a performance: AVMi_b_f_0047. Center for Puerto Rican Studies Library & Archives, Hunter College, CUNY. Web. 11 Aug 2020.
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