Gypsy Rose Lee- the woman who almost single handedly elevated the chic and taste level of the strip tease, she and Sally Rand were pioneers- Sally did it with aplomb, dignity and bubbles, Gypsy did it with a wry comedic gusto that gave it an intellectual flair hitherto unseen or imagined.

Gypsy Rose Lee- the woman who almost single handedly elevated the chic and taste level of the strip tease, she and Sally Rand were pioneers- Sally did it with aplomb, dignity and bubbles, Gypsy did it with a wry comedic gusto that gave it an intellectual flair hitherto unseen or imagined.

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Gypsy Rose Lee (January 9, 1911 – April 26, 1970) was an American burlesque entertainer famous for her striptease act. She was also an actress, author, and playwright whose 1957 memoir was made into the stage musical and film Gypsy. Louise's sister, was actress June Havoc.

Gypsy Rose Lee (January 9, 1911 – April 26, 1970) was an American burlesque entertainer famous for her striptease act. She was also an actress, author, and playwright whose 1957 memoir was made into the stage musical and film Gypsy. Louise's sister, was actress June Havoc.

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"A revival of the Merry Widow hat for modern dining out is seen in this model of bright navy blue velvet worn by Louise Hovick in her current picture You Can't Have Everything. It accompanies a dinner suit of blue and silver lamé." Louise Hovick is the name by which Gypsy Rose Lee was known in the films she made between 1937 and 1938

"A revival of the Merry Widow hat for modern dining out is seen in this model of bright navy blue velvet worn by Louise Hovick in her current picture You Can't Have Everything. It accompanies a dinner suit of blue and silver lamé." Louise Hovick is the name by which Gypsy Rose Lee was known in the films she made between 1937 and 1938

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indypendent-thinking:  Gypsy Rose Lee. Early studio portrait. Hilton Studio (Kansas City, MD)

indypendent-thinking: Gypsy Rose Lee. Early studio portrait. Hilton Studio (Kansas City, MD)

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Gypsy Rose Lee. My seventh grade science teacher called me by her name. I'm not kidding. ~Karla

Gypsy Rose Lee. My seventh grade science teacher called me by her name. I'm not kidding. ~Karla

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Gypsy Rose Lee, (1/9/1911-4/26/ 1970),  American Burlesque Entertainer famous for her striptease act.  Gypsy Rose Lee would get a telegram from Eleanor Roosevelt - the first lady who came second in a popularity poll - saying, 'May your bare ass always be shining', Gypsy came in first! Gypsy was an author and considered to be quite witty. Another strong woman.

Gypsy Rose Lee, (1/9/1911-4/26/ 1970), American Burlesque Entertainer famous for her striptease act. Gypsy Rose Lee would get a telegram from Eleanor Roosevelt - the first lady who came second in a popularity poll - saying, 'May your bare ass always be shining', Gypsy came in first! Gypsy was an author and considered to be quite witty. Another strong woman.

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