Tuesday, January 14

Gypsy Rose Lee

Real name Rose Louise Hovick, she was to earn her fame as the world’s most famous stripper.

Gypsy Rose Lee and other performers in Memphis, 1949 

Rose holds her 4-year-old son Erik outside of her trailer, 1949

Gypsy Rose Lee with fellow carnival performers

Burlesque show

With her husband, Julio de Diego, 1949

Between shows Gypsy and family manage to sneak off for sundown fishing on Wolf River where Gypsy caught a catfish."

Gypsy Rose Lee
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