These are audio excerpts of my interviews with Gypsy’s sister, the actress June Havoc, who passed away in March 2010.
Here’s Gypsy Rose Lee talking about her early days in burlesque.
Gypsy’s signature sign-off to her performances.
Footage of Gypsy Rose Lee in the 1943 movie Stage Door Canteen, performing an abbreviated (and much cleaner) version of her famous routine, “The Psychology of a Stripteaser.”
My ridiculous attempt to spoof ”The Psychology of a Stripteaser” with a number called “The Psychology of An Author.”
“Beauty and the Book” host Kathy Patrick and I hit the vintage stores in Jefferson, Texas for some Gypsy-style glam.
A short clip of June Havoc (then “Baby June” Hovick) dancing en pointe in the 1918 Harold Lloyd film, On the Jump. She was only four years old.
Video of vaudeville legend Hadji Ali (aka “The Amazing Regurgitator”) who toured the circuit the same time as Gypsy and June.
Video of Georgia Sothern, another headliner at Minsky’s Burlesque and Gypsy Rose Lee’s good friend.
Gypsy Rose Lee on “What’s My Line?”