An unidentified showgirl makes a few last-minute preparations, before hitting the stage at the 'El Capitan Theatre' in Los Angeles..  From a photoshoot conducted by photographer Milton Lewis, in 1948..

An unidentified showgirl makes a few last-minute preparations, before hitting the stage at the 'El Capitan Theatre' in Los Angeles..  From a photoshoot conducted by photographer Milton Lewis, in 1948..

Vintage 40’s-era photo features Sherry Britton (centre) leading 8 other chorines across the stage of 'LEON and EDDIE'S' nightclub; located in NYC’s famed "Strip Alley" on 52nd Street.. Ms. Britton was a popular WW2 Pin-Up Girl, and many returning GI’s made visits to see her perform, when stopping thru New York..

Vintage 40’s-era photo features Sherry Britton (centre) leading 8 other chorines across the stage of 'LEON and EDDIE'S' nightclub; located in NYC’s famed "Strip Alley" on 52nd Street.. Ms. Britton was a popular WW2 Pin-Up Girl, and many returning GI’s made visits to see her perform, when stopping thru New York..

Sally Keith        aka. "Queen Of The Tassels"..

Sally Keith        aka. "Queen Of The Tassels"..

Jai Leta      (pronounced: "Jai-Leeta"..)
aka. "The Glamorous Lady"..

Jai Leta      (pronounced: "Jai-Leeta"..)

aka. "The Glamorous Lady"..

Marion Morgan

Marion Morgan

Roxie Marsh
And no, that’s not really a skateboard..

Roxie Marsh

And no, that’s not really a skateboard..

Betty Howard         aka. "The Girl Who Has Everything"..

Betty Howard         aka. "The Girl Who Has Everything"..

Rusty Lane        aka. "The Duchess Of Disrobe"..      
Rusty was still a 15 year-old high school girl when she began working as a showgirl in New York City.. In the early 1940’s, her friend Ginger Britton helped Rusty land a job as one of the original "Minsky Girls"; where Rusty danced under the name "Paula Lind".. By the 1950’s, she had become a popular Feature Act, and began using the name: Rusty Lane.. By the end of the decade, opening up her own "Stripper’s School"!

Rusty Lane        aka. "The Duchess Of Disrobe"..      

Rusty was still a 15 year-old high school girl when she began working as a showgirl in New York City.. In the early 1940’s, her friend Ginger Britton helped Rusty land a job as one of the original "Minsky Girls"; where Rusty danced under the name "Paula Lind".. By the 1950’s, she had become a popular Feature Act, and began using the name: Rusty Lane.. By the end of the decade, opening up her own "Stripper’s School"!

Betty Rowland     aka. “The Ball of Fire”..
A very early promotional photo..

Betty Rowland     aka. “The Ball of Fire”..

A very early promotional photo..

Jadin Wong
Jadin was born on May 24-1913 in Marysville, California; but grew up in Stockton.. As a teen, she ran away from home to find success in showbiz.. By 1938, she was a headlining Feature at Charlie Low’s famed 'Forbidden City' nightclub, in San Francisco.. During the War Years, she spent a lot of time traveling throughout Europe to entertain U.S. troops.. During the 1970’s, she had retired from performing; but never left showbiz.. For more than 30 years, she ran a very successful Talent Agency that represented more than 400 Asian-American actors and actresses.. Jadin passed away in March of 2010, at the age of 96..

Jadin Wong

Jadin was born on May 24-1913 in Marysville, California; but grew up in Stockton.. As a teen, she ran away from home to find success in showbiz.. By 1938, she was a headlining Feature at Charlie Low’s famed 'Forbidden City' nightclub, in San Francisco.. During the War Years, she spent a lot of time traveling throughout Europe to entertain U.S. troops.. During the 1970’s, she had retired from performing; but never left showbiz.. For more than 30 years, she ran a very successful Talent Agency that represented more than 400 Asian-American actors and actresses.. Jadin passed away in March of 2010, at the age of 96..