Whether in the dance halls of Paris, the American wild west, or up north during the Gold Rush, the high kicking (cancan) dance hall girls were the main attraction of the day.
The stylized image of a high kicking lady is reminiscent of a popular Lautrec image (see Lautrec poster).
One of the original gold rush towns of the 1890's was Dawson City, in the Yukon Territories, Canada. In the summer of 1962 the town once again came alive with gold rush fever, playing host to the "The Gold Rush Festival". A festival of dance and theatre of the period. It was launched by Tom Patterson, the founder of the world famous Stratford Festival in Ontario, Canada.
The poster was designed by the graphic design team of Chris Yaneff and Manfred Gotthans of the firm Chris Yaneff Ltd.
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