Blanche Satchel

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Blanche Satchel

Blanche Satchel (born c. 1908, date of death unknown) was an Australian dancer who appeared in the Ziegfeld Follies and Earl Carroll's Vanities. Satchel was once Miss Australia. She came from London, England, with the follies in 1925. Her height was 5'7". She had brown eyes and weighed 123 pounds. Her mother was an actress. She was linked romantically to aviator Charles Lindbergh in newspaper stories in 1928.

Satchel was the subject of a number of nude paintings rendered by Howard Chandler Christy, who is famous for the Christy Girl. She is noted for posing for a portrait of Juliet which was presented to the Shakespeare Foundation. She also modeled for a series of murals which were displayed in an elegant hotel in Buffalo, New York. Christy once described her as the most beautiful Titian-blonde in the world.

In 1927 Satchel posed for a Lucky Strike cigarette advertisement with fellow Ziegfeld Girls Murrell Finley, Myrna Darby and Jean Ackerman.

She was once married to millionaire broker Max Bamberger. They wed in Greenwich, Connecticut on June 20, 1933. Satchel was awarded a divorce on a cruelty charge in September 1938.


  • Elyria, Ohio Chronicle Telegram, Rumor Lindy Is Interested In Show Girl, September 27, 1928, Page 2.
  • Fresno Bee, Lindy Interested In Follies Beauty Broadway (Manhattan) Hears, September 27, 1928, Page 1.
  • Galveston Daily News, September 21, 1927, Page 4.
  • Lowell Sun, Dorothy Kilgallen, Friday, March 13, 1942, Page 33.
  • Nevada State Journal, Follies Dancer, Model Obtains Divorce, September 8, 1938, Page 3.
  • Syracuse Herald, Lindy Reported Wooing Girl of Earl Carroll Vanities, September 27, 1928, Page 1.
  • Syracuse Herald, Looks To His Models, February 23, 1929, Page 55.