Marion Martin       aka. "Hollywood’s Blonde Menace"..
Vintage promo photo dated from 1938..

Marion Martin       aka. "Hollywood’s Blonde Menace"..

Vintage promo photo dated from 1938..

HELLO Vintage 30’s-era promo photo personalized: “To Herman — With Best Wishes and Lotsa Luck, — Mary 3/17/31”..

HELLO
Vintage 30’s-era promo photo personalized: “To Herman — With Best Wishes and Lotsa Luck, — Mary 3/17/31”..

Alice Faye      (aka. Alice Jeanne Leppert)
Born and raised in NYC’s Hell’s Kitchen area,— Alice was a talented singer and actress; rather than a genuine Burlesque performer.. She starred in Sidney Lanfield’s 1936 film: “KING OF BURLESQUE”.. And appears here (center) in a publicity still from that film..

Alice Faye      (aka. Alice Jeanne Leppert)

Born and raised in NYC’s Hell’s Kitchen area,— Alice was a talented singer and actress; rather than a genuine Burlesque performer.. She starred in Sidney Lanfield’s 1936 film: “KING OF BURLESQUE”.. And appears here (center) in a publicity still from that film..

Zorita gives “Elmer” a kiss..

Zorita gives “Elmer” a kiss..

Julia Mooney
Vintage promotional photo from 1935..

Julia Mooney

Vintage promotional photo from 1935..

Edna Mae
Vintage 30’s-era promo photo, taken by Murray Korman..

Edna Mae

Vintage 30’s-era promo photo, taken by Murray Korman..

Zorita      (aka. Katherine Boyd Petillo)


Vintage press photo from 1937 features Zorita performing her "Wedding Of The Snake" act onstage, with one of her Indigo Snakes…

Zorita      (aka. Katherine Boyd Petillo)

Vintage press photo from 1937 features Zorita performing her "Wedding Of The Snake" act onstage, with one of her Indigo Snakes…

Marion Martin      aka. "Hollywood’s Blonde Menace"..
Began her career as a chorus girl dancing in 'Earl Carroll's Vanities' burlesque show.. Soon after, caught the attention of Flo Ziegfeld Jr.,— who signed her to replace Gypsy Rose Lee in his 'Follies of 1933' show.. By 1938, she had signed a contract with Universal to begin an acting career.. Sadly, she was quickly typecast as an actress that perpetually played down-on-their-luck showgirls and strippers..

Marion Martin      aka. "Hollywood’s Blonde Menace"..

Began her career as a chorus girl dancing in 'Earl Carroll's Vanities' burlesque show.. Soon after, caught the attention of Flo Ziegfeld Jr.,— who signed her to replace Gypsy Rose Lee in his 'Follies of 1933' show.. By 1938, she had signed a contract with Universal to begin an acting career.. Sadly, she was quickly typecast as an actress that perpetually played down-on-their-luck showgirls and strippers..

Marietta
Vintage promo photo dated from October of 1936..

Marietta

Vintage promo photo dated from October of 1936..

Vintage press photo dated from July of ‘37, features showgirl Jai Leta posing in her “Miss Variety” costume.. After Mayor LaGuardia’s crackdown on Burlesque in NYC,— promoters scrambled to re-bill all of their shows strictly as “Vaudeville” productions.. Venue operators had to commit to shows with cleaner jokes and more conservative costumes, before the city would grant them a license to remain open..

Vintage press photo dated from July of ‘37, features showgirl Jai Leta posing in her “Miss Variety” costume.. After Mayor LaGuardia’s crackdown on Burlesque in NYC,— promoters scrambled to re-bill all of their shows strictly as “Vaudeville” productions.. Venue operators had to commit to shows with cleaner jokes and more conservative costumes, before the city would grant them a license to remain open..