“Five O’Clock Tea” by Peter Newell
This colour co-ordinated lady is Marie who I saw on North Avon Road. She told me she was in her 80s and didn’t use the internet but seemed to enjoy the idea of being on it :”Maybe I’ll be famous in my old age!”
Dovima photographed by Richard Avedon c. 1950s (x)
You’re welcome girl! Be strong!
Remember when this happened? Good times…
we were watching romeo and juliet in class and all of the sudden my teacher just jumped out of her chair and started “censoring” the sex scene
Hate when they do this.
Laverie Vallee (July 18, 1875 – February 6, 1949), best known by her stage name Charmion, was a Sacramento born trapeze artist who possessed strength and a physique most men would be envious of. However, she was most well known for her risqué striptease performances.
The act opened with Charmion taking the stage in full Victorian attire. She would then mount the trapeze and proceed to undress to her leotard while performing impressive and strength-dependant stunts. The act was incredibly impressive and provocative for the era. However, the controversy created by her performances did not prevent the formulation of a devoted, and mostly male, fan base.
One of her greatest fans was Thomas Edison. As a result of that adoration, on November 11, 1901 Charmion committed a simplified version of her act to film for Edison. The film, simply entitled ‘Trapeze Disrobing Act’ focused more on the erotic aspect of the performance, though a few remarkable feats of strength are featured.
Ah…I can’t stop staring in awe at her
theres no difference between exercise and black magic both of them hurt your body at first and drain you of energy but the more you dabble in it the more powerful you become