Sally Rand
American dancer and actor
Sally Rand
Sally Rand was a burlesque dancer and actress, most noted for her ostrich feather fan dance and balloon bubble dance. She also performed under the name Billie Beck.
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Aug. 31, 1979: Fan Dancer Sally Rand Dies - Patch.com
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By Hazel Lodevico-To'o Fan dancer Sally Rand died of heart failure at Foothill Presbyterian Hospital on this day, Aug. 31 in 1979, according to The Evening Independent. Sally Rand both scandalized and delighted Depression-era America with her nude
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The Martini Lounge makes a welcome return to Liverpool - Southport Visiter
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ŠA firm scene favourite, Millie has been performing since 2006 and has specialised in classic-style burlesque with tributes to Sally Rand. The Martini Lounge prides itself on the quality of its performers and previous shows have featured international
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Brew Fest Would Never Happen in Electric Park - Patch.com
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Interestingly, in later years the park started offering racier fare, including “negro nights,” jazz bands and daring entertainers, such as famed fan dancer Sally Rand, he said. The Midwest Brewers Fest isn't “bad” or “immoral,” Lambert said,
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Mandarin Best Bets: Harpists to play at conservatory benefit - Florida Times-Union
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His first teacher was his grandmother, Nettie Druzinsky, who was the accompanist for fan dancer Sally Rand. Fleisher was principal harpist with the Nagoya (Japan) Symphony and the Orchestra of the Mineria in Mexico. Both musicians are donating their
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History revealed: Snapshots with queer photographer AJ Epstein - Windy City Times
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AE: With disco diva Grace Jones, I was hired by Renslow to shoot her show, also IML [International Mr. Leather], and Sally Rand. In Chicago Chuck was always hiring me. I was the guy with a camera. My style has changed a bit
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Nancy Cook-Monroe: Wish you were here, in S.A. 100 years ago - San Antonio Express
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Someone said her father had seen Sally Rand of Nude Ranch bubble-dance fame perform at Chicago's World's Fair. Susan Toomey Frost couldn't decide which collage would work best with her tile collection. Julia Rosenfeld shopped for birthday presents
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Memories of a Local Amusement Park - Patch.com
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Entertainment continued in the form of movies, dances and music ranging over the years from a beer garden to Sally Rand and her fans to a 10-piece band to Peter Frampton. Over the years new attractions claimed the old fashioned amusement parks
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A Glimpse at the Glamorous Dita Von Teese - OffBeat Magazine
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Not just to stand up for myself, but also to stand up for the real stars of burlesque like Gypsy Rose Lee or Sally Rand or Lily St. Cyr who are the women that did come before all of us and made the revival possible, who were striptease stars
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Fair celebrates 75 years - Springfield News-Leader
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Infamous fan dancer Sally Rand (a Missouri girl born Helen Beck) appeared at the fair in 1941. She made subsequent appearances in 1953 and 1970. Rand died at the age of 75 in 1979. » Fire destroyed the grandstand in the 1950s, leading to the
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What I'm Into - Phoenix L'Amour, 26 - DesMoinesRegister.com
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I first fell in love with burlesque when: I saw a video of Sally Rand doing her famous feather fan dance at the Chicago World's Fair in 1934. My first show was: Valentine's Day 2009 at People's Court. What burlesque means to me: Burlesque saved me,
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Hopewell offers look inside Beacon Theatre - Progress Index
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Besides movies, the Beacon hosted live performances by nationally known entertainers such as country musician Tex Ritter and fan-dancer Sally Rand. Among the local officials and residents looking in during the open house on Saturday was Becky McDonough
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La burlesque-mania arriva in libreria. Il ritorno di Gypsy, regina dello strip - Il Sole 24 Ore
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Da allora in tutto lo Stivale è stato un fiorire di iniziative che spiegavano, celebravano, rivitalizzavano questo antico genere teatrale nel quale eccelsero le varie Sally Rand e Ann Corio ea cui si ispirarono leggendarie pin-up del calibro di Bettie
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PREVIEW: Martini Lounge at Zeligs - Liverpool Echo
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A firm scene favourite, Millie has been performing since 2006 and has specialised in classic style Burlesque with tributes to Sally Rand. Keeping it all together is internationally renowned cabaret musical comedian Desmond O'Connor who will be the host
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Remember When: A community review of Tonganoxie - Tonganoxie Mirror
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Sally Rand says she owes everything to advertising. Highly ethical advertising at that's nothing but the naked truth. Ex. (Sally Rand was a famous fan dancer.) Birth: Mr. and Mrs. Walter (Babe) McRill, a 7 lb. baby boy, Walter Lee, born May 8
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The surety of purity - Akron Beacon Journal (blog)
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Fan dancer Sally Rand, who was arrested four times at the 1933 World's Fair in Chicago, was in Akron to perform her sexy act at Loew's Theater. During a June interview at the Mayflower Hotel, the blond bombshell spoke up for Maturo
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Sticks and Stones May Break My Bones, But The Radio Just Scares Me - Patch.com
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In the 1930s, burlesque performer Sally Rand shocked the nation, though she wore more clothes than most of today's pop stars. Critics of Madonna's antics in the 1980s warned she would corrupt a whole generation, though we seem to be doing just fine
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Sally Rand
    LATE_ADULTHOOD
  • 1979
    Age 74
    Rand died on August 31, 1979, at Foothill Presbyterian Hospital, in Glendora, California, aged 75, from congestive heart failure.
    More Details Hide Details She was deeply in debt at her death. Rand's adopted son told an interviewer that Sammy Davis, Jr., stepped in and wrote a $10,000 check which took care of Rand's expenses. Football coaches at the University of Delaware named a football play after Sally Rand. One explanation is that the play misdirected the defense, or in other words, like the dancer herself, the offense was showing more than they actually had. The name migrated to Canada, where a "naked bootleg" became known as a "Sally Rand" and was used to great effect by the B.C. Lions.
  • FIFTIES
  • 1957
    Age 52
    She appeared on television in March 12, 1957, in episode 13 of the first season of To Tell the Truth with host Bud Collyer and panelists Polly Bergen, Ralph Bellamy, Kitty Carlisle, and Carl Reiner.
    More Details Hide Details She did not "stump the panel" but was correctly identified by all four panelists (she was introduced as Helen Beck, her birth name). She continued to appear on stage doing her fan dance into the 1970s. Rand once replaced Ann Corio in the stage show, This Was Burlesque, appeared at the Mitchell Brothers club in San Francisco in the early 1970s and toured as one of the stars of the 1972 nostalgia revue "Big Show of 1928," which played major concert venues, including New York's Madison Square Garden. Describing her 40-year career, Rand said, "I haven’t been out of work since the day I took my pants off."
  • FORTIES
  • 1946
    Age 41
    She was arrested twice in San Francisco in 1946; while performing at Club Savoy, she was arrested by six police officers in the audience as she danced, seemingly nude, in silhouette behind a large white fan; the judge, Daniel R. Shoemaker, granted her immunity should she be arrested for the same offense while on trial; however she was arrested during a night of the trial while performing her act, despite her immunity and the fact that she was wearing long underwear and a note that read "CENSORED.
    More Details Hide Details S.F.P.D." that time. In an unusual move, the judge viewed her performance at the Savoy and cleared her of all charges after deeming that "anyone who could find something lewd about the dance as she puts it on has to have a perverted idea of morals".
  • THIRTIES
  • 1939
    Age 34
    She starred in "Sally Rand's Nude Ranch" at the Golden Gate International Exposition in San Francisco in 1939 and 1940.
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  • 1936
    Age 31
    In 1936, she purchased The Music Box burlesque hall in San Francisco, which would later become the Great American Music Hall.
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  • TWENTIES
  • 1934
    Age 29
    She performed the fan dance on film in Bolero, released in 1934.
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  • 1933
    Age 28
    Her most famous appearance was at the 1933 Chicago World's Fair, which was entitled Century of Progress.
    More Details Hide Details She would play peek-a-boo with her body by manipulating her fans in front and behind her, like a winged bird as she swooped and twirled on the stage, usually to "Clair de Lune". She was arrested four times in a single day during the fair due to perceived indecent exposure after a fan dance performance and while riding a white horse down the streets of Chicago, where the nudity was only an illusion, and again after being bodypainted by Max Factor, Sr. with his new make-up formulated for Hollywood films. She also conceived and developed the bubble dance, in part to cope with wind while performing outdoors.
  • 1927
    Age 22
    She was selected as one of the WAMPAS Baby Stars in 1927.
    More Details Hide Details After the introduction of sound films, she became a dancer, known for the fan dance, which she popularized starting at the Paramount Club, at 15 E. Huron, in Chicago.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1904
    Born
    Born on April 3, 1904.
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