Pioneer Western Ecdysiast - Sally Rand

By: Pflueger, Don

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8 1/2 x 5 1/2 inches. 10 pp. Black-and-white photographic portrait of "normally feather-enshrouded Sally Rand;" text clean, unmarked. Printed wrappers with feather fleuron on the front cover, stapled; binding square and tight, light toning and soiling to covers. Muir Dawson's copy. SCARCE. Very Good. Sally Rand (1904-1979) 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. Rand acted on stage and appeared in silent films. Cecile B. DeMille gave her the name Sally Rand, inspired by a Rand McNally atlas. After sound pictures became the vogue, Rand became a dancer; her most famous appearance was at the 1933 Chicago World's Fair where she was arrested four times in a single day due to perceived indecent exposure after a fan dance performance and while riding a white horse down the streets of Chicago, and again after being body-painted by Max Factor, Sr. Sally Rand died on August 31, 1979 at the Foothill Presbyterian Hospital, in Don Pfleuger's hometown, Glendora, aged 75 from congestive heart failure. At the time of her death she was deeply in debt, but Sammy Davis, Jr. paid for Rand's funeral expenses. Not in Worldcat.

Title: Pioneer Western Ecdysiast - Sally Rand

Author Name: Pflueger, Don

Categories: Southern California Local History,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: Glendora, CA, Don Pflueger: 1992

Binding: Pamphlet

Book Condition: Used: Very Good

Type: Pamphlet

Seller ID: KSF713-12

Keywords: Pioneer Western Ecdysiast - Sally Rand, Don Pflueger, burlesque, billie beck,