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Hot, Hot, Hot: 1953

Hot, Hot, Hot: 1953

May 1953. "Dancer-actress Gwen Verdon posed in a bathing suit." Medium format negative from pictures by various photographers for the Look magazine assignment "Midsummer Fantasies: How to Keep Cool in a Heat Wave." View full size.

 

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She is definitely worth a look!

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Who knew a dancer with looks like hers would fancy the eye of Bob Fosse.

She is certainly worthy of Dave's "Pretty Girls" tag.

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