A performance of the ILGWU Chorus, Unity House, 1968
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A cowboy dance scene performed on stage by the ILGWU Chorus

Credit: Courtesy of the International Ladies' Garment Workers' Union

In 1956, the ILGWU opened a 1,200-seat lakeside theater at Unity House. Modeled on Radio City Music Hall, it boasted a ninety-foot stage and up-to-date lighting and sound. Performers at the theater ranged from comedians Danny Kaye, Sid Caesar and Red Button to opera companies and the Harlem Dance Theater Group.

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