Thursday, April 15, 2010

Artists and Models 1923

People have always been fascinated watching the act of drawing, the creation of something from nothing (a sort of definition of 'magic'). Here, in the Artists and Models Revue of 1923, part of the vaudeville circuit, chorus girls have been living canvases for lightning sketch artists who have drawn rapid portraits of the popular comic strip characters of the day. The girls are wearing sandwich boards and not much else. It might have been fun to be a vaudevillian sketch artist at that.

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