BRITISH STRIPTEASER PROTESTS STRIPPING BY ACTRESSES Vintage 1958 press photo that accompanied a March ‘65 story about the ‘British Striptease Dancers Union’ protesting the use of actresses rather than authentic striptease dancers, in American film productions.. Seen here, is 23 year-old Rhoda Rogers demonstrating her Fan Dance.. “Actresses may be able to act, but striptease requires great skill and is a definite art..”

BRITISH STRIPTEASER PROTESTS STRIPPING BY ACTRESSES
Vintage 1958 press photo that accompanied a March ‘65 story about the ‘British Striptease Dancers Union’ protesting the use of actresses rather than authentic striptease dancers, in American film productions.. Seen here, is 23 year-old Rhoda Rogers demonstrating her Fan Dance.. “Actresses may be able to act, but striptease requires great skill and is a definite art..”

Nai Bonet
A popular bellydancer during the mid-1960’s, she was also a good friend to Nejla Ates.. When Ates attempted suicide in October of ‘65,— it was Ms. Bonet who not only stepped in to fulfill her remaining professional commitments.. But helped organize a fundraising drive to fly Nejla back home to Turkey..

Nai Bonet

A popular bellydancer during the mid-1960’s, she was also a good friend to Nejla Ates.. When Ates attempted suicide in October of ‘65,— it was Ms. Bonet who not only stepped in to fulfill her remaining professional commitments.. But helped organize a fundraising drive to fly Nejla back home to Turkey..

WAR BUSTS OUT!

Vintage press photo dated from 1965, features dancer Virginia Bell having her bust measured at 48”.. By the late-60’s, Burlesque had virtually faded away.. Many of the top-end dancers were forced to publicize their appearances based solely on the size of their chest..

WAR BUSTS OUT!

Vintage press photo dated from 1965, features dancer Virginia Bell having her bust measured at 48”.. By the late-60’s, Burlesque had virtually faded away.. Many of the top-end dancers were forced to publicize their appearances based solely on the size of their chest..


Tinker Bell
Color centerfold scanned from the pages of ‘STRIPARAMA’  (Vol.2 - No.8) magazine; which was published in the Fall of 1965..

Tinker Bell

Color centerfold scanned from the pages of ‘STRIPARAMA’  (Vol.2 - No.8) magazine; which was published in the Fall of 1965..

Marilyn Marshall     
Vintage promotional photo for the show: “This Was Burlesque”.. Marilyn was also chosen to the original cast, by fellow dancer Ann Corio..  The musical revue — modeled after vintage Burlesque productions from an earlier age — opened on Broadway in 1965..

Marilyn Marshall     

Vintage promotional photo for the show: “This Was Burlesque”.. Marilyn was also chosen to the original cast, by fellow dancer Ann Corio..  The musical revue — modeled after vintage Burlesque productions from an earlier age — opened on Broadway in 1965..

Kitty Lynne      aka. "The Cat Girl"..
Kitty poses for a promotional portrait photo, for the show: “This Was Burlesque”.. She was hand-picked to the original cast, by dancer Ann Corio..  The musical — which was modeled after vintage Burlesque productions from an earlier era — opened on Broadway in 1965..

Kitty Lynne      aka. "The Cat Girl"..

Kitty poses for a promotional portrait photo, for the show: “This Was Burlesque”.. She was hand-picked to the original cast, by dancer Ann Corio..  The musical — which was modeled after vintage Burlesque productions from an earlier era — opened on Broadway in 1965..

Stripper Misty Ayres takes on a rare dramatic role.. She appeared (as “Sally Downs”) in Sid Melton’s 1965 exploitation film: "BAD GIRLS DO CRY"..

Stripper Misty Ayres takes on a rare dramatic role.. She appeared (as “Sally Downs”) in Sid Melton’s 1965 exploitation film: "BAD GIRLS DO CRY"..

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Fellow chorus girls Lili St. Cyr and Yvonne DeCarlo (foreground) relax with an unidentified man, between performances at the ‘FLORENTINE Gardens’ in Hollywood.. Yeah, you heard right, folks!!.. “Lily Munster” once danced in the same chorus line as Lili St. Cyr, back in the early 1940’s..
This candid photo was published in Lili’s autobiography, entitled: ‘And Men My Fuel’ ; published by Specialty, back in 1965..

burleskateer:

Fellow chorus girls Lili St. Cyr and Yvonne DeCarlo (foreground) relax with an unidentified man, between performances at the ‘FLORENTINE Gardens’ in Hollywood.. Yeah, you heard right, folks!!.. “Lily Munster” once danced in the same chorus line as Lili St. Cyr, back in the early 1940’s..

This candid photo was published in Lili’s autobiography, entitled: ‘And Men My Fuel’ ; published by Specialty, back in 1965..

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Anne Howe prepares to take the stage, in this vintage 1965 photo from the New York Daily News archive..

bhof:

Anne Howe prepares to take the stage, in this vintage 1965 photo from the New York Daily News archive..

1950sunlimited:


Tantalizing Tee Tee Red
From a 1965 issue of 'STRIPARAMA' magazine..

1950sunlimited:

Tantalizing Tee Tee Red

From a 1965 issue of 'STRIPARAMA' magazine..