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"ART" SAYS DANCER; | J "OH, YEAH?" ASKS CENSOR i j I | I Faith Bacon, dainty "Vanities" dancer" will ' have 3 chance to tell a jury that the dance New York police found objectionable is art to her. •was- a. little gift :I have been posing .(By Associated Press).., .. .: NEW YORK—Two fan*, two strips tor artists. To mo' it is just a part ot net and u dance—that's art si tarry-eyed Faith Bacon. to J oC the job for art." It is a paradoxical 13ut the police censors didn't get the same slant when they watched Sir Francis Bacon's golden-haired descendant on the stage. Fnith, who came from Los Angeles and was wiiat she describes as the "principal nude" in Earl Carroll's "Vanities," must let 12 good men and true decide, instead of three solemn judges. There just has been a change In tlie wuy in which she, with Carroll, Jimmy Savo and ICay Carroll, charged with giving an obscene, performance, background will have their day in court. "I did not dunce in complete nude as (ho pollen censor snld," Miss 13a- cou nays. "[ wouldn't unless I knew everyone In the audience was an artist who would see only the Esthetic beauties of such a dance. "People me It I'm not embarrassed to ;ippenr wJtli so few clothes on. I'm mil, because ever since I against which this dancer oC tlie long, golden curls lives. It is reflected, in her dressing room, in the three pictures that form a triangle above her mirror. One is aj portrait of herself, another is a paint: ing of a sea nymph, nnd the third is a religious picture. '"I was reared In a convent., you know," says Fail.h. "But I really am a Presbyterian." She says she Is intensely religious. A trip to visit the home of her illustrious ancestor, Sir Francis—that decided a stage career for Miss Ba- j con. She met Maurice Chevalier in Paris and became premier danseuse in his revue. She has never taken a dance lesson in her life, but sue- taught dancing at Carnegie Hall. She can paint and cook, and her ambition is to have a. dancing school for children.

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  1. The Daily Free Press,
  2. 06 Aug 1930, Wed,
  3. Page 1

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