Thursday, November 20, 2008

A Note from Sparkly Devil

lovely ladies --

google just released a ton of images from the LIFE photo archives, many that have never before been published:

Life Magazine Images on Google

if you search for "burlesque" "pinup" "vaudeville" etc it turns up some really delightful old gems! enjoy!

xoxox,
sparkly


"Gypsy Rose Lee (C, Front) receiving help from Florence Gailey (L) while performing a reverse strip-tease act." Click the photo for more information.

I'm sorry I haven't been posting for myself! This is the longest I've gone without blogging or something like it in nine years! Just wait until I get unpacked.

Posted by Jo Weldon, Headmistress of The New York School of Burlesque, for burlesquedaily.blogspot.com.

2 comments:

malkavius said...

Life Photographers really were spectacular! BTW, its good to see you posting again, even if its proxy. Hurry back gorgeous.

Burgundy Brixx said...

I think they listed the performers backwards: Gypsy Rose Lee is actually on the left "helping" Florence Gailey (the blonde) who is downstage. There's a famous pic of Gypsy and all these gals she was touring with at the moment outside a car on a lane by a sign that says "Curves Ahead" and Florence is in that photo as well. It's the photo where Gypsy is wearing that gorgeous spiral white fox fur!