Age 28 Gwen Verdon’s First Tony Award Can-Can, 1953

“The American Theatre Wing Presents to Gwen Verdon This Award For Her Performance in “CAN-CAN” 1953-54″

While performing pivotal dance numbers in Can-Can one of Gwen Verdon’s costumes was a striped long dress, see image below with the headline verso reading:

“Yes She Certainly Can-Can”

Pictured above a black and white press photograph taken backstage before a Can-Can  performance on “December 14, 1954″ with additional verso text reading: Continue reading