Tuesday, 10 February 2015

Bunny....




Bunny....Gouache

  ...Born on Easter Sunday, Bernice was very aptly nicknamed 'Bunny' by her mother - who thought it rather sweet.  Bunny's family were all vaudeville players so this ensured she had her dancing shoes on from a very early age. She struck it lucky when she got an audition with the one and only Busby Berkeley and started to feel like a proper showgirl in his daring and elaborate musical sequences. Whilst waiting to wow the genius himself, she met the lovely Una and they've been inseparable friends ever since.... sharing not only stockings, hats and makeup, but each others highs and lows in the unpredictable world of showbusiness.

  Bunny likes a regular gin sour, a good party and plenty of beauty sleep (a tough 'like' when you also favour cocktails and an all night soiree)

  The look of my character Bunny is very much inspired by real life Busby Berkeley chorine Mildred Dixon. There isn't too much about her on the internet but she appeared as a chorus girl in lots of 30's musicals. She was easy to spot because of her cute Brooksie bob!


Mildred Dixon and blonde chorine. I love this photo as it could so be Bunny and Una.



She's so easy to spot in each of these clips.

  Hope everyone is having a lovely week.

  Pip x

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