Gypsy Rose Lee in Action!

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Today is the birthday of Star of Vaudeville #102: Gypsy Rose Lee (for more on her and her equally classy sister June Havoc go here). Here’s a clip of Gypsy in action in the 1943 wartime film Stagedoor Canteen, performing a sort of parody of her normal burlesque routine:

To find out more about the variety arts past and presentconsult No Applause, Just Throw Money: The Book That Made Vaudeville Famousavailable at Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and wherever nutty books are sold. And don’t miss Chain of Fools: Silent Comedy and Its Legacies from Nickelodeons to Youtube, to be released by Bear Manor Media in 2013.

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