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- Home of the Buckeyes -
took the chance to check out Ohio Stadium for my second time last year 📷

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Pink Heart Sapphire Eternity Band…The icing on the cake🎂💗

Pink Heart Sapphire Eternity Band…The icing on the cake🎂💗 #oh so goooood💗 more...

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i haven't watched that many olivia films so far, but i still wanted to wish her a very happy first birthday in heaven <3 the oh community misses her so much
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i haven't watched that many olivia films so far, but i still wanted to wish her a very more...

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have some audrey pics bc i know ive been doing terrible at posting
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have some audrey pics bc i know ive been doing terrible at posting ° #oldhollywood more...

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[TW: RAPE, SUICIDE]
Today's burlesque story is very harsh, however I believe it is important to tell, as the industry was fun but not for everyone, and it most definitely had its downsides. June St. Clair was born Geraldine "Jerry" Margaret Ford in 1913. She was raised in a very religious environment where purity culture was fundamental. However, to provide for her family, June and her sister - who billed as Helen Colby - put on a sister burlesque act, very popular at the time. June's solo success was way bigger than her sister's, and she soon started performing on her own, billed as "the Platinum Princess". June was very unhappy, and she would've preferred a more modest job. In 1948, she fell in love with a man (name unknown). However, he was deeply abusive to her and went as far as to rape her. June, who intended to save herself for marriage, was desperate when she found out that she was pregnant, even more when she found out that the man was already married to another woman. On the 21st of October 1949, aged 36 and after two previous attempts, June St. Clair killed herself in her hotel room, leaving a handwritten note for her brother where she apologized for having dishonored her family. I don't really like referring to June as a "burlesque star", since that word didn't really describe her. Her family members at the time said she was humorous and kind. Most information that I have on her comes from the book "Pretty Things: the Last Generation of American Burlesque Queens" by Liz Goldwyn.
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[TW: RAPE, SUICIDE] Today's burlesque story is very harsh, however I believe it is more...

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Ginger Rogers with Fred Astaire in Top Hat (1935)
I loved this film a lot! It was my first Ginger film, and her and Fred really do work well on screen! The costumes were stunning - especially the feather dress, of course - and the extravagant dance sequences were breathtaking! I can't wait to watch more of their work together <3
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Ginger Rogers with Fred Astaire in Top Hat (1935) I loved this film a lot! It was my more...

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[TW: SUICIDE]
Welcome back to Burly Q Wednesdays, so last week I posted about Sally Rand so it's only natural that this week I'll be talking about the other original fan dancer, Faith Bacon! Frances Yvonne Bacon was born July 19 1910, and her career took off in the 1920s in Earl Carroll's Vanities, with the help of her mom, who was a controlling stage mom who followed her everywhere she went. In the 20s, Faith married a man, although it is rumored that she was in fact a lesbian and it was an arranged marriage as they never lived together and it was confirmed by a fellow dancer. Faith started fan dancing with Earl Carroll, and would go on to become very successful, she was even billed "America's Most Beautiful Dancer". She had other shows with props like bubbles or flowers. However, Sally Rand also claimed to have originated the fan dance, and Faith's attempts at suing her did not work. Faith performed at the World Fair 1933, where Sally had performed a few years prior, but after that her fame started to decay. Faith's mental health got worse as well as she missed the spotlight, and in the end she jumped out of a window in her hotel in 1956, at age 46. Most of the information I have on her comes from "Feuding Fan Dancers" by Leslie Zemeckis.
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[TW: SUICIDE] Welcome back to Burly Q Wednesdays, so last week I posted about Sally more...

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two rita posts today because im going through a moment,, rita on set of separate tables (1958)
i actually found this film very entertaining! films based on plays are usually quite slow to me, but this one was good. rita's part in it kind of felt like a more mature, aged-up gilda. she admitted to really liking her more complex character in this movie!
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two rita posts today because im going through a moment,, rita on set of separate more...

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im sorry for the lack of posts 😫😫 anyways have some quality rita content because i need more rita pinup pics
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im sorry for the lack of posts 😫😫 anyways have some quality rita content because i more...

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Norma Shearer and Robert Montgomery in Riptide (1934)
i haven't been posting lately so its time for me to post about every film i've watched this week! these publicity stills have to be one of my all-time favourites, they're so stunning and the gown,, id kill for it
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Norma Shearer and Robert Montgomery in Riptide (1934) i haven't been posting more...