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    Gypsy Rose Lee by Strand Studios (Republic Theater, 1931). Theater Portrait (11" X 14").
    Vintage silver gelatin, double weight, matte photo. Billy Minsky brought his popular burlesque show to Broadway in 1931, moving into the Republic Theater on 42nd Street. Here he showcased one of the most well known strippers of the era, Gypsy Rose Lee. After several years with Minsky, Lee, using her given name of Louise Hovick, took on Hollywood, making a few films. Later, when her mother passed away in 1957, she wrote her memoirs of life with Mama Rose and vaudeville, which was turned into the highly successful Broadway play and film Gypsy. This gorgeous image was captured at the beginning of Lee's burlesque days with Minsky, and is in excellent condition, with only minor corner bumps. Recto: "Strand NY" lower left. Verso: Culver Pictures stamp and charcoal pencil writing. A rare and very special portrait of the iconic striptease artist. Very Fine.


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