Women of the Stage #10


Sally Rand

6 comments:

swac said...

Did somebody burst her bubble?

Brent McKee said...

She had fans even before she worked with bubbles. (And she lent her name as a nickname for a Canadian ship - HMCS St. Laurent was nicknamed "the Sally Rand.")

hc said...

She also lent her name to a prototype one-man flying gunship (see it on youtube) and to a football play. Her patent on her bubble was requisitioned by the military during WW2. Yes, the fans came first.

Lex10 said...

My mom saw her perform, and said she had a ring on her ass from sitting on the toilet. True story.

hc said...

the ring on her ass was also patented and later used in military applications. True story

hc said...

by the way, I saw Sally perform many times and as she got older--into her seventies--the men in the audience were transfixed and the women looked angry