Friday, April 26, 2013

Friday Photo Swoon – Fan the Flame

1930s burlesque fan dancer photograph

Feeling a bit naughty? This provocative young lady knew how to keep 'em guessing with her use of lush ostrich feathers. The texture alone in this photograph is appealing. Satin shoes, downy feathers, silken chair duster, soft curls, and smooth skin all participate in such an elegant seduction. Even her eyes seem to maintain a poise while the slight smirk of her mouth suggests mischief. 

Although I could not identify who this lovely lady was, the bobbed hair and fan would suggest that she is from the 1920s to 1930s. Large ostrich feather fans were popularized in that period.


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22 comments:

  1. What a beautiful picture .. she kind of looks like Reese Witherspoon a little bit from the movie Water for Elephants

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  2. Beautiful, textured picture. You always describe them so well, with detail that I miss. Wherever do you find these?

    XOXO,
    Meredith

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    1. The great wide world of the interwebs is a mysterious and wonderful place to get lost in photos.

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  3. Lovely photo! so glam.
    xoxo Aimee
    bowsandbeau-ties.blogspot.com

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  4. She totally gorgeous. Love this photo <3

    xx

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  5. Have you ever seen a burlesque show? We saw one in New Orleans a few years ago and it was a blast. This reminds me of it.

    bisous
    Suzanne

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    1. I haven't yet! I've had a few burlesque dancers buy my jewelry and fascinators, but haven't gotten to see one yet. Someday!

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  6. Classic flirty pose. Beautiful image. And, boy, does she have great legs!

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  7. Love her face! What a beauty! x

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  8. Wow, what feathers! Great photograph to share:) Probably a Ziegfeld girl.

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    1. You are probably right Joanna. I did look around at the well noted Ziegfeld girls and couldn't make a positive id, but I think that is the most likely guess.

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  9. My in-laws would love this picture hanging in their home, I believe! You have a good eye for details.

    Happy weekend to you! :)

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  10. I love that photo. I am fascinated by burlesque.

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  11. Another great photo find (from maybe the 1920s?). I wonder how heavy those feathers are.
    ~Kim

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  12. Its a beautiful shot! She looks stunning! Kisses! xo

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  13. I love this new section of your blog! all the pictures you post are beautiful! you have such a lovely taste! :)

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    1. So glad to hear you like this new post section! Thank you! ;-)

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  14. Swoon is right! I'm loving that pic....what a wonderful shot.
    xo
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