While we wait for the Vimeo link to the documentary to go live, let’s enjoy some Rusty imagery!
The documentary will be available to rent and buy at https://vimeo.com/ondemand/rustywarren – put it on your schedule for the weekend!
Do you have a favourite song or memory of Rusty? Were you an adult attendee at one of her shows, or like so many others did you sneak a listen to your parents’ party records?
From Songs for Sinners to Sexplosion – there’s plenty to choose from to reminisce about. Sinsational, In Orbit, Rides Again, Lays It On The Line, Bottoms Up, Bounces Back… the list is extensive.
In this career retrospective, see why Rusty was considered by some a mother of the sexual revolution. Relive the old days of nightclub acts and the heyday of racy comedy. See what the lady behind the laughs has to say about it all.
The New York Times points out that what now seems “retro and regressive” was cutting edge for the time:
“I told the women to march with their boobs held high,” she told The Las Vegas Sun in 1978, “knockers up, so to speak, and a new phrase was born.”NY Times
The bit became so popular that Jerry Blaine, the owner of Jubilee, decided to flaunt it by naming her second album after the phrase.
“And they said: ‘You wouldn’t dare. How are you going to sell it? Where are you going to put it? No one is going to take it,’” Ms. Warren told Kliph Nesteroff, a scholar of comedy, in a 2010 interview. “Jerry says, ‘Watch me.’”
So Friday September 10th at noon PST – get those Knockers Up!