The Muse with Geniuses

Tanaquil Le Clercq with Corrado Cagli, Vittorio Rieti and George Balanchine. Photo by Irving Penn, 1948.
Tanaquil was a French ballet dancer and principal dancer with the New York City Ballet. Her dancing career ended abruptly when she was stricken with polio in Copenhagen during the company’s European tour in 1956. Eventually regaining most of the use of her arms and torso, she remained paralyzed from the waist down for the rest of her life.

Girls Night Out!

And you thought a night out with the girls was tame! Could be a wedding – bachelorette party or hen(s) night, depending where you are located.
Origin unknown.

A & M

Self Portrait

Ballet dancer Sylvie Guillem self-portrait for Vogue 2001



Burlesque Diva

Dita von Teese photographed by Ken Marcus



Lili St Cyr with an S.P.W. (Strategically Placed Weapon)

When Girls Play


Lesbian romance fiction by Carmenica Diaz writing as Jacqueline Pouliot


Betty & Koko

Betty Boop and Koko the Clown by Howard Chaykin