Wild Woman Escapes

1916: The chain holding Yebea, the "wild woman from Borneo," snapped during a performance in St. Louis. Yebea instantly became less wild, apologizing to a woman who was accidentally struck by the chain: "I beg your pardon, dearie; I didn't mean to do it. I hope I didn't hurt you."

However, at the sight of the freed wild woman the audience panicked and fled, with people crying out warnings that Yebea had escaped and was running amok. A police officer investigated and found her resting in her boudoir.

Mount Carmel Item - Jan 12, 1916

     Posted By: Alex - Mon Sep 12, 2016
     Category: ShowBiz | 1910s

Back in the day, when they believed in that stuff.
Posted by Patty in Ohio, USA on 09/12/16 at 12:37 PM
Ah man, tell me the "wild woman" thing wasn't just an act. Who would have thunk it?
Posted by GFinKS on 09/13/16 at 03:00 PM
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