I really love vintage burlesque (the glamour and such) and what is more vintage burlesque than Gypsy Rose Lee? Here are some beautiful photos behind the scenes at a show in 1949.
Gypsy Rose Lee (born Ellen June Hovick in Seattle in 1911) was best known for being a burlesque star, although she also dabbled in writing and acting. Many in modern day burlesque (like Dita Von Tease) cite her as inspiration and as a pioneer of burlesque. I love these candid shots behind the scenes of the show. The girls lounging about, trying on costumes, they all look lovely.
Hope you enjoyed the photos!