Marie Durand 

Appears in a publicity photo from Duke Goldstone’s 1949 Burlesque film: "HOLLYWOOD BURLESQUE".. A documentary-style recording of a complete Burlesque show,— as filmed at the 'HOLLYWOOD Theatre'; located in San Diego, California..

Marie Durand 

Appears in a publicity photo from Duke Goldstone’s 1949 Burlesque film: "HOLLYWOOD BURLESQUE".. A documentary-style recording of a complete Burlesque show,— as filmed at the 'HOLLYWOOD Theatre'; located in San Diego, California..

Marie Durand 
As featured in a publicity photo from Duke Goldstone’s 1949 Burlesque film: "HOLLYWOOD BURLESQUE".. A documentary-style recording of a complete Burlesque show,— as filmed in 1948 at the 'HOLLYWOOD Theatre'; located in San Diego, California..

Marie Durand 

As featured in a publicity photo from Duke Goldstone’s 1949 Burlesque film: "HOLLYWOOD BURLESQUE".. A documentary-style recording of a complete Burlesque show,— as filmed in 1948 at the 'HOLLYWOOD Theatre'; located in San Diego, California..

Vintage theatrical poster for Duke Goldstone’s 1949 film: "HOLLYWOOD BURLESQUE".. Essentially a documentary film of a complete Burlesque show,— as recorded at the 'HOLLYWOOD Theatre'; located in San Diego, California..

Vintage theatrical poster for Duke Goldstone’s 1949 film: "HOLLYWOOD BURLESQUE".. Essentially a documentary film of a complete Burlesque show,— as recorded at the 'HOLLYWOOD Theatre'; located in San Diego, California..

Jenne Lee is featured in a publicity photo from Duke Goldstone’s 1949 Burlesque film: “HOLLYWOOD BURLESQUE”.. Essentially a documentary recording of a complete Burlesque show,— it was filmed at the ‘HOLLYWOOD Theatre’; located in San Diego, California..

Jenne Lee is featured in a publicity photo from Duke Goldstone’s 1949 Burlesque film: “HOLLYWOOD BURLESQUE”.. Essentially a documentary recording of a complete Burlesque show,— it was filmed at the ‘HOLLYWOOD Theatre’; located in San Diego, California..

Hillary Dawn is featured in a publicity photo from Duke Goldstone’s 1949 Burlesque film: "HOLLYWOOD BURLESQUE".. It was a documentary-style recording of a complete Burlesque show,— filmed in 1948 at the 'HOLLYWOOD Theatre'; located in San Diego, California..

Hillary Dawn is featured in a publicity photo from Duke Goldstone’s 1949 Burlesque film: "HOLLYWOOD BURLESQUE".. It was a documentary-style recording of a complete Burlesque show,— filmed in 1948 at the 'HOLLYWOOD Theatre'; located in San Diego, California..










Carol LeClair     
Vintage 40’s-era promo photo personalized: “To Johnny & Marie — Two very nice people. The best of everything to you and those two beautiful children — Sincerely,  Carol LeClair  10/26/49 ”

Carol LeClair    

Vintage 40’s-era promo photo personalized: “To Johnny & Marie — Two very nice people. The best of everything to you and those two beautiful children — Sincerely,  Carol LeClair  10/26/49 ”

Jenne Lee is featured in a publicity photo from Duke Goldstone’s 1949 Burlesque film: "HOLLYWOOD BURLESQUE".. Essentially a documentary recording of a complete Burlesque show,— it was filmed at the 'HOLLYWOOD Theatre'; located in San Diego, California..

Jenne Lee is featured in a publicity photo from Duke Goldstone’s 1949 Burlesque film: "HOLLYWOOD BURLESQUE".. Essentially a documentary recording of a complete Burlesque show,— it was filmed at the 'HOLLYWOOD Theatre'; located in San Diego, California..

Vintage cover design to "Strip Tease Stories"; as published by 'Americana Press' in 1949.. A small digest of bawdy stories and stag jokes, they were most likely sold by candy butchers (or in the lobbies) at Burlesque theatres..

Vintage cover design to "Strip Tease Stories"; as published by 'Americana Press' in 1949.. A small digest of bawdy stories and stag jokes, they were most likely sold by candy butchers (or in the lobbies) at Burlesque theatres..

burleskateer:

In February 1949, Zorita sits in a NYC courtroom with her 10-foot rock python, and her 20 month-old daughter: “Tawny”.. She’d been arrested with ‘Cruelty To Animals’ by New York’s ASPCA; claiming Zorita taped the extremities of her snakes, before each of her performances.
She was released on $1500 bail. But all of her snakes were confiscated..

burleskateer:

In February 1949, Zorita sits in a NYC courtroom with her 10-foot rock python, and her 20 month-old daughter: “Tawny”.. She’d been arrested with ‘Cruelty To Animals’ by New York’s ASPCA; claiming Zorita taped the extremities of her snakes, before each of her performances.

She was released on $1500 bail. But all of her snakes were confiscated..


Gypsy Rose Lee   (aka. Louise Hovick)
Vintage candid photo features Gypsy posing in front of a trailer from her 1949 ‘Royal American Shows’ travelling tent show.. ‘Royal American’ was one of the longest-running Carnival circuit burlesque shows.. And the previous year, Sally Rand had broken box office records, travelling with the same organization..

Gypsy Rose Lee   (aka. Louise Hovick)

Vintage candid photo features Gypsy posing in front of a trailer from her 1949 ‘Royal American Shows’ travelling tent show.. ‘Royal American’ was one of the longest-running Carnival circuit burlesque shows.. And the previous year, Sally Rand had broken box office records, travelling with the same organization..