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Gypsy Charms on TV

October 25, 2011

Gypsy Charms on TV

Our very own Academy headmistress Gypsy Charms appears as Lottie Collins, icon of the Naughty Nineties (1890s, that is) in BBC4’s ‘The Story of Music Hall with Michael Grade’.  See Gypsy flash her bloomers as she pays tribute to this star of Music Hall, most famous for performing the song ‘Ta-ra-ra Boom-de-ay’ and her dance that went with it, which involved a pause at the end of the verses, followed by a wild chorus of can-can kicks and flashes of lace petticoat!

You can see it on BBC iPlayer here: Gypsy Charms on TV.  ‘Exotic dancing’ section at 1:10:18 and Gypsy a minute after that.

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