I'm sure most of you know I'm completely enamoured with musicals, so much so that I want to study Musical Theatre next year. There is indeed a list in the back of my mind of all the dream roles I can only hope to play one day. At the very top of that list is Rose from the musical Gypsy. Lo and behold I was scrolling through the Life archives yesterday and came across these photos of Gypsy Rose Lee who they based the musical on. Now Gypsy Rose is the famous burlesque performer who is the daughter of Rose, the epitome of the pushy stage mom. It really is musical heaven!
I recommend you all get yourselves a copy of the 1993 film version where Bette Midler plays Rose and possibly out shines every person that will ever attempt that role.