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Friday, July 8, 2011

Sally Rand The Amazing Fan Dancer

You are probably asking yourself
"Why am I looking at this?"
Well, dear friends,
I'll tell you.

I was working on some tags for 
So, far, I've made 4 out of the 7 needed.

I felt they were lacking something.
But what?
I decided to change it up 
and work on some different tags.
Tags, that have nothing to do with song birds.
And,  I made these:

By the way.
I love this one.
Click on the picture to enlarge it.
Read the ticket on the bottom left hand side.
Cracked myself up 
putting this one together.

Then this one caught my eye.

I focused on...

 This torn ticket!
And if you think anything else 
you should probably get your mind out of the gutter.

The Folly Theatre
Kansas City, Missouri

Sally Rand the famous fan dancer came all the way from Chicago
to Kansas City to perform her amazing fan dance.
Much to the delight of the Kansas City
male audience.
Notice the lovely, classical music that is playing.
Sally Rand did not have a stripper pole!

Why I am able to remember this infamous fact
and could not remember that my dentist appointment 
was for NEXT Friday instead of today...
well, I don't have an answer for that.


growing up in Kansas City I heard this story
and it popped right back into my brain
for some much needed inspiration.

It made me think of feathers!
And I finished the tags you see here.


The Nesting Instinct

On A Wing And A Prayer

The Birdman of Alcatraz As A Youth

The Cat That Swallowed The Canary

All thanks to Sally Rand's inspiration.

I'm sure she inspired a lot of other things!
In her day.
Just saying.

But for me, 
she inspired these tags.
I guess inspiration can come from just about anywhere!

(Tags include art from Tumblefish Studio and Tangie Baxter)


Terri Kahrs said...

OMG! Your dentist appointment is NEXT Friday?!?!?!?And here I was thinking about your appointment all day!!! When I saw Sally Rand, I thought that maybe the dentist gave you too much laughing gas and you had a fabulous dream experience! LOL!!! But, of course, she inspired your addition of feathers to those luscious tags!!! You are TOO much, Girlfriend!!! At least I'm happy that you didn't have to go for that root canal today!!! Hugs, Terri xoxo

Suz said...

I remember Sally Rand, too (twisted childhood here :-))

I LOOOOVVVEEE how those tags turned out.

Thank you Sally!!!

Beckie Holso said...

I really love your tags... the "fun" ones and the birds too. Your feathered ones truly are inspired!

Pansy Cottage Girl said...

Well that sure gives stripping a whole new meaning!I wonder if she was scorned for it being that it was in the 30's and I wouldn't think it to be socially accepted but having said that, this would never go on at the World's Fair in our day when we are supposedly more liberal!