Monday, February 18, 2013

1933 Chicago World's Fair Art Class

At the 1933 Chicago World's Fair you could pay a price and draw a model for 15 minutes. This example was drawn by William Collins.

The World's Fair Art Class was not the only place to see a risque show. A diary by Trudel Adler describes seeing "As many naked women as you can see one night at the Fair you probably cannot see in all Germany in a week on the stage."



Sally Rand performed her fan dance and once showed up undressed as Lady Godiva.

She was arrested four times in one day at the Fair. The arrests were such an effective publicity stunt that her pay escalated from $125 to $300 per week.




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