Bale Of Fun

May 7, 1949

This afternoon, Gypsy Rose Lee and her Royal American beauties are to join other midway attractions in assorted exhibitions of artistry, novelty, daring and skill.

One could assume the national burlesque sensation fit under the category of artistry at the 15th annual Cotton Carnival but in 1949 Memphis, judging from this photograph, it might well have been daring as well.