Juliana will be familiar to those of you with vintage George Abdo albums in your record collections: she's the bodacious babe whose image on the covers still inspires rabid fandom. (All images are taken from Radio Bastet's LP Cover Gallery, except where indicated.) Juliana and her husband still perform together, though her photo gallery looks a bit...frozen in time. This is good, not only because it records for all time her wide-leg, black-on-white enormous polka dot pants, but also because it serves as the only online record I could find of what she must have looked like when she danced. Astonishingly, there is no video footage on the internet.
There is a depressing sense of plus ca change, plus c'est la meme chose about parts of this article - but at least the move to change the image of the dance isn't entirely recent. May I also say ... shows that run for a week, twice nightly at $4/$5 a pop? Man.
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|Magic costume: stays in place with hope alone!|
|...because behind every great dancer, there's a great moustache|