Dorothy Dickson reading.

Dickson emerged as a dancer in the public dance hall, Jardin de dance, in New York, in summer of 1914. Later, partnered with her husband Charles Hyson, she was featured in the musical ‘Oh Boy’ and at the Coconut Grove in 1917. By April she was billed, without partner, as ‘The Greatest Dance Personality in the World.’ This extravagant claim attracted Ziegfeld who hired her as featured dancer in the 1917 Follies.