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Saturday, July 26

Sally Rand

Sally Rand was a world-famous burlesque dancer who popularized the 'fan dance' (the use of large ostrich feather fans during performances). Her claims to fame include her legendary performance at the 1933 Chicago World's Fair where she danced nude* with large feather plumes as her props, and her 'bubble dance' in which she performed with a life-size clear bubble.
Sally Rand certainly had a long, wonderful career which continues to inspire performers to this day! Here are some images of the lady who became the namesake for the large ostrich feather fans we see today!*FYI - It has been said that Sally's World Fair performance wasn't necessarily nude, but that she either wore a body stocking or a body cream...which really means she was a half a step away from being nude!

1 fabulous comments:

Fashion Times said...

You always have such lovely photos :)