"THIS WAS BURLESQUE"
In 2012 I watched a Documentary called "Behind the Burly Q" about the early Burlesque ladies. Three of them in particular struck a chord with me, Lili St.Cyr, Sherry Britton and Rose La Rose. I was touched by their stories and also the hardships they endured in their lifetimes. For Lili St. Cyr especially, I could not believe that I didn't recognise her and had never seen her face before. I felt she should have been a far bigger star and that all three of them deserved to have their names up in lights and their beauty immortalised. Thus an artistic idea was born and five years later I have now completed my "This Was Burlesque" series in tribute to the three of them. So here's to Lili, Sherry and Rose and here's to flying the flag for strong women everywhere - then, now and always.