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An illustration of a coat by Cordelia Selwood.
Actress Una Merkel (1903-1986), in Roy Del Ruth’s film, “Broadway Melody of 1936,” 1935.
“I strip, but I don’t tease.”, the famous line by Sherry Britton, a 1930s burlesque dancer, known to possess an 18-inch waist, as shown in this photo where she is wearing a very risqué costume for that day and age.
This Pin-up photo of Sherry Britton was for the Dec. 9, 1945 (Continental Edition) issue of Yank, the Army Weekly, a weekly U.S. Army magazine fully staffed by enlisted men.
Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers in the 1936 Hollywood hit, “Follow the Fleet”, a romantic comedy musical based around Bake Baker (Astaire), a US Navy Sailor boy and his childhood sweetheart-turned singer and dancer, Sherry Martin (Rogers).
Bernard Newman designed the nautical-themed costumes for this movie.
Greta Garbo in an elaborate, full skirted dress (1860s, before bustles came into fashion) the film, Romance by George Hurrell (M-G-M, 1930) Photo print 489-14 from the M-G-M custom lab.
As this is the only print produced of this pose, the original print of this photo is up for sale at an estimated value of $2000 - $3000.