Park City History Bits - June 13, 2013

Jun 13, 2013

Premiered June 13, 2013

Do you know who brought celebrities and literati to Park City decades before Robert Redford did?

This is Hope Woodside with your weekly Park City History Bit.

Exotic dancer Shirley Price, known as “The Duchess”, arrived in Park City in the 1960s after leaving Hawaii and Las Vegas, and made the town her home and stage. She performed her illustrious act at the C’est Bon, located where the Sweetwater Lift Lodge now stands, and the Ore Haus, which stood at 1410 Empire Avenue.

She was so popular that famous actors, especially Chuck Connors from the TV series “The Rifleman”, and children’s book author Shel Silverstein, came to Park City just to see her dance.

When Shirley wasn’t on stage, she was raising a family – and was even a member of the PTA!

This Park City History Bit is brought to you by the Park City Museum, where you can explore Park City history every day on Main Street, and sponsored by Julie Hopkins of Keller Williams Real Estate.