Tuesday, September 20, 2022

Gypsy Rose Lee

Very clever.  I don't know the context. This was not what I would have predicted, and I see why people were so charmed by her.

1 comment:

james said...

"Stage Door Canteen"? Wikipedia mentions it.

In Low Man on a Totem Pole, H Allen Smith wrote of strippers that: "It is a rare thing, indeed, to find a stripper who has more intelligence than a backing-off lathe. If they have any sense before they come into the trade it goes away. Generally speaking, these girls are hard, tough-talking babes, with the social consciousness of a black widow spider."

But there were exceptions, and I gather that Lee was one of the clever--really clever--ones.