I’ve been sitting on some of these shots for just about forever. Lots of red clothes, cute hats, and opera-style makeup?
Yes, please — I am a big These Pictures Guy from Way Back!
I was a proud Bra Specialist for Victoria’s Secret for two years and have always taken issue with this sterotype, which, believe me, even lonely trophy-wife-type women seem to believe, judging from how they’d constantly call us in to the fitting rooms to “adjust” and “help” them while flashing scary boob jobs and spray tans at us and trying to drop slang and hints about meeting for lunch and cocktails.
The longest continuous running production show in Las Vegas has been updated many times over the years to keep its status as a sophisticated Parisian spectacular. As Vegas Retro reported, it was the longest-running show in the history of the City, and Ms. (“Les Folies-Bergère.” PCAP, Las Vegas Lesiure Guide, 2003.)The Dressing Room number gives the audience a behind-the-scenes feel of how the gorgeous showgirls prepare for their nightly appearance on stage.
(“Folies-Bergère to close in Las Vegas.” Meraji, Shereen. NPR.) These days, Felicia is, like I said, back in Oz. Who the heck knows what her name, occupation, age, and temperament really were?
She now lives in a senior care facility where you can write to her at 4 Muller St., Salamander Bay, New South Wales, 4317. The answers are certainly not to be found in a bunch of chili sauce and curly fries riddled with cringe-inducing lines like: ‘ When in the course of human events (which sometimes includes buying a fancy chemise for a dear friend’s birthday) we discovered blonde, brown-eyed Gloria Windsor behind the counter of a lingerie shop, we said to her, “Let us take you away from all this.” ‘ (“Winsome Windsor,” Playboy, April 1957.)…
But times are tight in Las Vegas, and the Tropicana can’t afford to produce the Folies-Bergère anymore.
The showgirls’ last performance will be March 28, 2009 — just a few months shy of the show’s 50th anniversary.