Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Early House of Gord

“So, which one's your G-string?”

Here's an image from a Busby Berkeley musical ("Fashions of 1934") where women do the House of Gord's human furniture thing in the guise of being part of a spectacular musical number. Not only are they in furniture bondage, but they're just barely dressed by the standards of the day, and skimpily attired for any times. Reportedly, one stage mother is said to have complained, "Mr. Berkeley, I have not raised my daughter to be a human harp!"

Ah, the good old days, when you could get away with this kind of stuff because no one knew what the hell you were up to ...

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