Friday, August 21, 2009

Gyspy Rose Lee

 Stripper Gyspy Rose Lee vintaqe ad photo for Smirnoff Vodka
Gyspy Rose Less brought class burlesque, and the inspiration broadway show "Gypsy" and the movie of the same name with Natalie Wood and Rosaland Russell. She revolutionized burlesque life. One of the greatest of all time.

Louise's singing and dancing talents were insufficient to sustain the act without June. Eventually, it became apparent that Louise could make money in burlesque, which earned her legendary status. Her innovations were an almost casual strip style, compared to the herky-jerky styles of most burlesque strippers (she emphasized the "tease" in "striptease") and she brought a sharp sense of humor into her act as well. She became as famous for her onstage wit as for her strip style, and—changing her stage name to Gypsy Rose Lee—she became one of the biggest stars of Minsky's Burlesque, where she performed for four years. She was frequently arrested in raids on the Minsky brothers' shows.

She eventually traveled to Hollywood, where she was billed as Louise Hovick. Her acting was generally panned, so she returned to New York City and invested in film producer Michael Todd. She eventually appeared as an actress in many of his films. wiki

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1 comment:

  1. Talking of Gypsy - I had the pleasure to interview Burlesque star and retro pin-up model Gypsy Wood (named after Gypsy Rose Lee at birth).

    Please visit the link, if you are interested, as this ties into this story about pin-up girls.