All our yesterdays...

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Re: All our yesterdays...

Post by Airspeed » 16 Nov 2017, 07:13

The poor dear must have been struggling; did you see the open seam on her practice costume? :-O

Thanks for sharing, Elvis. I'd never heard of her until today, but how cool to have such an ancestor. ;)

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Re: All our yesterdays...

Post by blanston12 » 16 Nov 2017, 22:05

Elvis Presley wrote:
15 Nov 2017, 21:19
I need cheering up. Maybe you do to. So, I give you my great aunt...

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Great photos and nice family history. The photographer captured a very engaging smile.

But please excuse my ignorance but what exactly is is a 'Posing Act'?
Joe Cusick,

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I am serious, and don't call me Shirley.

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Re: All our yesterdays...

Post by Elvis Presley » 25 Nov 2017, 22:16

Quick hide your childrens eyes...a posing act involves getting your gear off, but not moving. Like a real life (naked) statue, basically, the curtain would go up and the performer would stay still on a platform that would revolve on the stage. All in the best possible taste of course. The girls were not allowed to move because of censorship rules (silly to us, but this was the 1940's and 50's), or else that would have got the theatre raided by the police pdq. She could move of course lol, but just not not on the stage, to prove it (really? lol) here she is running round the garden in a towel, in something from British Pathe :-)
https://www.britishpathe.com/video/meet-phyllis-dixey
I only found out a few years ago that I had a relative who was the British "Queen of Striptease". Families and their secrets are so very weird are they not? Personally, I was dead chuffed. Very super dead chuffed even.
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Re: All our yesterdays...

Post by Paul K » 29 Nov 2017, 23:18

Here's a strange thing. Somewhere upstairs in the loft, I have a vinyl L.P. called 'In a Gadda Da Vida' by Iron Butterfly. At least I think I still have, as I haven't had cause to dig it out since I was 15 years old. Never heard a bit about it since then - up until the last 24 hours, when I heard it played twice. One was last night on Steam as the background music to a Vietnam FPS game promo vid, and then this evening Mark Riley briefly played it on BBC 6 Music. All these 45 years, nothing, and then I hear it twice in 24 hours.
Pip Pip ! :)

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Re: All our yesterdays...

Post by Airspeed » 30 Nov 2017, 07:14

We used to listen to that, back in the days when speakers had to be the size of refrigerators.

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Re: All our yesterdays...

Post by nigelb » 01 Dec 2017, 01:13

Yes, I still have Iron Butterfly on vinyl. I'll have to give it a spin to revisit my youth.

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