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Performing Artsy: 1920

Performing Artsy: 1920

Circa 1920. "Marion Morgan Dancers." Nitrate negative by Arnold Genthe, specialist in the gauzily draped (and undraped) subject. View full size.


The breast dancers for the part

That must have been an interesting audition process, finding two girls whose assets so closely resembled each other's!

Good grief

Did the women in 1920 have no morals like we do now?

Just kidding of course.

Remember, Ladies

On your toes, always on your toes.


Risque for the times. Love the photo.


Hey that's naughty!! (But I'm not complaining)

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