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..



Winnie Garrett is featured in the January 1949 edition of ‘SIR!’ magazine..
It wasn’t uncommon for 40’s-era Men’s mag publishers to have their Art Departments "paint in" additional clothing to skirt prevailing obscenity laws.. Hence, the odd-looking (black) shorts and wide bands on Winnie’s bra!

Winnie Garrett is featured in the January 1949 edition of ‘SIR!’ magazine..

It wasn’t uncommon for 40’s-era Men’s mag publishers to have their Art Departments "paint in" additional clothing to skirt prevailing obscenity laws.. Hence, the odd-looking (black) shorts and wide bands on Winnie’s bra!

creepingirrelevance:
Vintage lobby card from Val Guest’s 1949 film: ‘Mystery at the Burlesque’.. This British film was shot at England’s famous 'Windmill Theatre', and made use of the club’s own showgirls.. The original title of the film was: 'Murder at the Windmill'; but in 1950, was retitled for release to North America audiences..

creepingirrelevance:

Vintage lobby card from Val Guest’s 1949 film: ‘Mystery at the Burlesque’.. This British film was shot at England’s famous 'Windmill Theatre', and made use of the club’s own showgirls.. The original title of the film was: 'Murder at the Windmill'; but in 1950, was retitled for release to North America audiences..

TEX AVERY SHOWGIRL
A moment from Tex Avery’s 1949 MGM cartoon: "Little Rural Riding Hood".. A re-use of the classic Preston Blair animation seen in their previous cartoon: "Swing Shift Cinderella"..

TEX AVERY SHOWGIRL

A moment from Tex Avery’s 1949 MGM cartoon: "Little Rural Riding Hood".. A re-use of the classic Preston Blair animation seen in their previous cartoon: "Swing Shift Cinderella"..

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