I know that my aunts had hair like that. Thank you for making me think of such a delightful hairstyle!
Glad I could give you the portal to those memories!I know that this picture gets people thinking that these aren't women because the features are strong and the makeup is so heavy and the wigs - my God the wigs! But its all stage makeup. How do you make a small woman seem larger than life, exaggerate the features!But this picture with the album brings everything into perspective.
OMG!And is that "Walk on the Wild Side" as in Lou Reed? Cause I would *love* to hear that.
I will find out as soon as the husband's new needle arrives for his digital turntable!
The DeCastro Sisters were a female trio singing group: originally they consisted of Peggy DeCastro (1921–2004), Cherie DeCastro (1922–2010) and Babette DeCastro (1925–1992). When Babette retired in 1958, a cousin, Olgita DeCastro Marino (1931–2000) replaced her and when Peggy later left the group to go solo, Babette re-joined Cherie and Olgita. Peggy eventually returned and Babette once more retired.+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++From Wikipedia, these were very hard working women!
I really want to know who the one is on the RIGHT. She's the one that mannish.
I think a lot of older singers used to be actresses, dancers, and about fifty thousand other things. Look at Betty White, or really any of the cast of The Golden Girls. A lot of actresses of the time period are like that.
I am so with Jason, and want an immediate report on Walk on the Wild Side."Shaved her legs and then he was a she...."
Love this picture. The Stardust was always my favorite hotel/casino from old Vegas.
And the colored girls go...Lou Reed's Walk on the Wild Side was a few years after this album, I want to say '72 maybe? I was in college when it came out and we thought we were TOO COOL playing our Lou Reed. Oh yeah, cutting edge we were, in an all girl Catholic college in New Jersey. They had only just stopped dressing for dinner the year before I started. We were as cool as Gidget or the Flying Nun.