Alexa here. In honor of Magic Mike opening this weekend and Nathaniel's Stripper Week -- yes, the blog is going there -- I thought I'd celebrate my favorite film stripper, Natalie Wood as the titular Gypsy Rose Lee (née Louise Hovick). Of course, the film is far from one of the best musical adaptations put on film; if only Ethel Merman had been given the chance to put her Broadway signature performance of Mama Rose on screen (Rosalind Russell was such a drag). But it is probably the rabid Natalie Wood fan in me that can't see anyone else as Gypsy.
Here are some curios (and one of my own) in celebration of the charming ecdysiast.
Click for more including a gorgeous illustration and a bizarre marketing tie-in from 1962.