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a woman who dances in a chorus line

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Contemporary reviewers acknowledged the unprecedented display of female flesh, but argued that the show's artistic tone successfully celebrated, rather than denigrated, the "brownskin beauty." A reviewer for the Pittsburgh Courier wrote in 1925 that the show was "truly glorifying the brownskin girl" through his choice of chorines. "Beauty and symmetry of form are prime requisites of the chorus," argued the reviewer, and Miller "has drawn a fine line of demarcation between nudity and art.
"BORN FREE " sins the coloured chorines, swinging hips and paper streamers on the football stadium steps as the teams, all prison inmates, take the field.
The cardboard cutouts of the Ham Tree chorines evoke the flat, unsexed character of McIntyre's bride.
The patterning and expressionist flavor of his style reportedly influenced the German filmmaker Leni Riefenstahl, who, in her damned propaganda classic, Triumph of the Will, retained Berkeley's mesmerizing deployment of bodies, but substituted Nazi troops for Broadway chorines.
Cleopatra was a platinum-blonde Jean Harlow look-alike who donned a skin-tight black-and-white dress and, surrounded by tuxedo-clad chorus boys, slinkily descended a staircase to vamp Caesar with the sensuous "V'adoro pupille." For his Fred Astaire-style song-and-dance number, in which he played duelling roulades with an onstage violinist in white tails, Cesare (who made his first-act entrance sporting a red uniform and riding on a tank) changed into top hat and black tails behind a gaggle of fluttery chorines dressed as French maids.
"They're chorines," a friend said wonderingly, "but they're in tutus?" The whole dimensional question is wonky-making, and Stroman might have played with it (as Paul Taylor did in his film noir treatment of Le Sacre du printemps), finding a focus by trying to answer the question.
She would become the biggest and most beloved star of the Follies, even though Florenz Ziegfeld could never "glorify" such a gawky girl, but she would play on her very lack of romance to distinguish herself from Ziggy's beautiful chorines, poke fun at the Ziegfeld Girl's "requisite whiteness" and Anglo-Saxon charm.
above the rotunda, "The Order" shows Barney, wearing a peach-colored tartan kilt and matching busby, clambering from ring to ring, interacting with a line of tap-dancing chorines, a pair of battling hardcore bands, a leopard woman straight out of Moreau, and, finally, Serra, re-creating his early molten-lead Process piece, but using Barney's own melted Vaseline.
Charlene Clark for the Golden Apple's "Crazy for You." Clark demonstrated a wide-ranging ability to make dance numbers fly, from tapping chorines and cowboys to that Astaire-Rogers kinda thing.
Did the genre need the studio system, rich in chorines, arrangers and choreographers?
Living with people on Fire Island obsessed with calves, forearms, pecs, and deltoids, I learned years ago, is like living in a house of Vegas chorines backstage--tough dames, and tender-hearted, too, whose elaborate armature is not simply a desire to fit in with one's chums, but also, of course, a means to attract lovers.
There was a time when the world of dance was as sexist as that of business, only in reverse, mainly populated by ballerinas, chorines, and the "boys" who supported them.
"By the 1920s," notes author David Savran in Highbrow/Lowdown, "the legitimate theatre could not compete with them [cinema, vaudeville, musical comedy, cabaret and other cheap entertainments] on their own level, and in order to attract an 'intelligent minority' willing to pay higher prices to see a play without leggy chorines, it had to become a theatre that was dispensing not entertainment but art, a thing beyond price." Amid the syncopated beats and fascinating rhythms of the 1920s--the period in which the three new studies being considered here intersect--O'Neill's consecration as a secular saint serves as the dramatic climax of Savran's superbly engaging study of a battle for elite cultural dominance.
Gavin, who is also the author of AoDeep in a Dream: The Long Night of Chet BakerAo, spent nearly four years on AoStormy WeatherAo, talking with several chorines who worked with Horne at the Cotton Club in Harlem in the 1930s, MGM costars such as Betty Garrett, and friends and colleagues including Ruby Dee, Tony Bennett, Diahann Carroll and Arthur Laurents.
And things get downright silly when Mary and dad dress up like chorines to infiltrate the enemy lair, but by then you've either bonded with "Minsky's" or rejected its narrative altogether.