A Fire in the Chicago Opera House creates a stampede among pretty actresses who rush to the street dishabille.
The Chicago Opera House was damaged by fire on Wednesday evening. At the time the alarm was given the members of the McCaull Company were in the dressing rooms doffing their stage clothes and donning street attire. The cry of fire so excited the chorus girls that they rushed from the building into the street, many unmindful of their attire. Bolossy Kiralfy had a quantity of scenery and wardrobe for the production of “The Water Queen” in the building, but fortunately, it was not damaged.
Reprinted from The National Police Gazette, December 29, 1888.