Date: Tue, 25 Nov 1997 12:52:33 -1000

From: Norman Roberts nroberts[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]HAWAII.EDU

Subject: Re: G-string

Ode on the G(ee) string, cont'd:

We don't seem to have pinned it down, do we? The earliest citations all

seem to refer to the article of (male?) Native Americans' attire and those

New York columnist Earl Wilson (1940s) did a piece on the G-string. I

recall reading it in his book in the late forties. Sorry to have forgotten

the title, but an aging memory has its problems. He wrote that the G-string

on the bass was low, hence the name of the article worn by showgirls

because it was worn low. He also commented about the article appearing in

low places.