GYPSY ROSE LEE

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American actress and burlesque entertainer Gypsy Rose Lee (1914-1970), circa 1950. (Photo by Pictorial Parade/Archive Photos/Getty Images)

Enter The Captivating World Of Burlesque In The 1950s

Today, burlesque is nothing short of an art form. Performers both male and female combine the most explosive aspects of costumery, dance, comedy and thea...

Dancer, ca. early 20th C.

Au carrefour étrange

Space girl. a bit risque

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Gypsy Rose Lee-"If a thing is worth doing, it is worth doing slowly...very, very slowly."

Gypsy Rose Lee-"If a thing is worth doing, it is worth doing slowly...very, very slowly."

Gypsy Rose Lee ne Rose Louise Hovick, Seattle WA, (1911-1970), lung cancer.  Burlesque dancer/stripper, actor, author, playwright.  Movie "Gypsy" starring Natalie Wood was based on her life.

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Gertrude McCoy - 12 November 1924 - Photo by Bassano - © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Gertrude McCoy - 12 November 1924 - Photo by Bassano - © National Portrait Gallery, London

Gypsy Rose Lee is pictured with her sister, June Havoc, at June’s Manhattan apartment in 1964, six years before Gypsy’s death.

In "American Rose," Karen Abbott writes the book on Gypsy Rose Lee

Famed stripper was more than her stage persona

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Minsky’s Burlesque

At the height of its popularity in the 1920s and '30s, burlesque was the poor man's Ziegfeld's Follies. A man of means spent upwards of five dollars, which wasn't chicken feed in those days, to ogle...

Burlesque dancers dance with the devil (more on page) Burlesque dancer, Bernadette Phelan

Satanic strippers: Vintage burlesque performers dance with the devil

Actress Marian Martin in a Satan-themed burlesque cape. Martin actually played a dancer named ‘Pinky Lee’ in the 1943 film, ‘Lady of Burlesque’ which was based on the novel ‘The G-String Murders’ written by strip tease queen Gypsy Rose Lee. Martin was not a burlesque performer, but her costume is in the satanic burlesque spirit of this post. Of the many fun things that comes along with being a part of the diverse compendium that is Dangerous Minds, those rare days when my feet hit the floor…