Posts Tagged ‘William Least Heat Moon’

You Can Go Home Again — No yesterdays on the road

July 18, 2010


via retrodome on the lj — this wonderful pic is giant, you really must check it out. I’d love to be able to name all the girls.

What you’ve done becomes the judge of what you’re going to do – especially in other people’s minds.

But, when you’re traveling, you are what you are right there and then. People don’t have your past to hold against you.

No yesterdays on the road.

(William Least Heat Moon)

What a great idea, right?? Super-great quote. Can’t identify most of the ladies in the pic, but if you click to enlarge, I believe the seated short-haired one in the center is lovely and talented Barbara Cameron, Miss November 1955, is it not? That toothy smile seems familiar.

edit: Another i.d. and photo credits via Diamond Minx:
Diamond Minx Says:
July 20, 2010 at 1:04 am

The lady in the fringed skirt with the fur stole on the right is one of the most famous burlesque performers ever – Miss Gypsy Rose Lee. The rest of the girls were part of a touring show she produced.

Here are the photo credits:

Ralph Steiner (1899-1986)
Curves Ahead (Gypsy Rose Lee), 1950/51
Gelatin silver print
7 1/8 x 9 1/8”
97.11.5
Gift of Therese and Murray Weiss

Many thanks — “Sing out, Louise!”