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burleskateer:


Gypsy Rose Lee   (aka. Louise Hovick)
Vintage candid photo features Gypsy posing in front of a trailer from her 1949 ‘Royal American Shows’ travelling tent show.. ‘Royal American’ was one of the longest-running Carnival circuit burlesque shows.. And the previous year, Sally Rand had broken box office records, travelling with the same organization..

burleskateer:

Gypsy Rose Lee   (aka. Louise Hovick)

Vintage candid photo features Gypsy posing in front of a trailer from her 1949 ‘Royal American Shows’ travelling tent show.. ‘Royal American’ was one of the longest-running Carnival circuit burlesque shows.. And the previous year, Sally Rand had broken box office records, travelling with the same organization..

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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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hoodoothatvoodoo:

Gypsy Rose Lee
1930s

hoodoothatvoodoo:

Gypsy Rose Lee

1930s

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California is a place in which a boom mentality and a sense of Chekhovian loss meet in uneasy suspension; in which the mind is troubled by some buried but ineradicable suspicion that things had better work here, because here, beneath that immense bleached sky, is where we run out of continent.

—Joan Didion, “Notes from a Native Daughter,” in Slouching Towards Bethlehem (1968).

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midcenturymodernfreak:

Driving a 1956 Dodge Custom Royal Convertible in L.A.

1956 Aspects of life in Southern California, including cars at drive-in restaurant, drive-in laundromat, drive-up bank, shopping center. Kodachrome by Maurice Terrell for the Look magazine assignment “Los Angeles: The Art of Living Bumper-to-Bumper.” - Via

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notesfromaztlan:

In 1942, the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) launched an all-out “war on crime” that systematically ended up targeting Chicana/o youth. Under such conditions & despite lack of evidence on August 1942, 22 Chicanos were arrested & charged with murder in what is known as the Sleepy Lagoon Case. Forgotten in history is the fact that Chicanas were also arrested. Dora Barrios, Frances Silva, and Lorena Encinas (pictured) were initially arrested & a total of 8 Chicanas were charged by the juvenile court system with the crime of “rioting” thus declaring the girls wards of the state & sent to the Ventura School for Girls. Even after the case was dismissed & the boys freed, the girls remained in the system until they turned 21.

notesfromaztlan:

In 1942, the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) launched an all-out “war on crime” that systematically ended up targeting Chicana/o youth. Under such conditions & despite lack of evidence on August 1942, 22 Chicanos were arrested & charged with murder in what is known as the Sleepy Lagoon Case. Forgotten in history is the fact that Chicanas were also arrested. Dora Barrios, Frances Silva, and Lorena Encinas (pictured) were initially arrested & a total of 8 Chicanas were charged by the juvenile court system with the crime of “rioting” thus declaring the girls wards of the state & sent to the Ventura School for Girls. Even after the case was dismissed & the boys freed, the girls remained in the system until they turned 21.

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the dreaded Cecil Hotel

the dreaded Cecil Hotel