A vintage UPI press photo from late-March 1978, features Marilyn Marshall posing in front of Philadelphia’s legendary ‘TROC Theatre’.. She was set to perform there, as part of a show that would be a celebratory nod to the venue’s rich Burlesque past.. The building would be remodeled shortly thereafter, and re-open as a Chinese movie house..

A vintage UPI press photo from late-March 1978, features Marilyn Marshall posing in front of Philadelphia’s legendary ‘TROC Theatre’.. She was set to perform there, as part of a show that would be a celebratory nod to the venue’s rich Burlesque past.. The building would be remodeled shortly thereafter, and re-open as a Chinese movie house..




Irma The Body        SHOWLAND’S MOST BEAUTIFUL GIRL! 
One of a handful of colorful posters that survived the 1978 demolition of the ‘ROXY Theatre’ in Cleveland, Ohio.. These large hand-painted posters adorned both the facade and marquee of this popular Burlesque theatre..

Irma The Body        SHOWLAND’S MOST BEAUTIFUL GIRL!

One of a handful of colorful posters that survived the 1978 demolition of the ‘ROXY Theatre’ in Cleveland, Ohio.. These large hand-painted posters adorned both the facade and marquee of this popular Burlesque theatre..




Hope Diamond      aka. “The Gem of Exotics”..
A promo poster salvaged from the 1978 demolition of the ‘ROXY Theatre’ in Cleveland, Ohio..  After retiring from Burly-Q, Hope (aka. Leona Beldini) entered politics and eventually became the Deputy Mayor of Jersey City.. In July of 2009, she was arrested in a massive FBI sting that nabbed public officials taking bribes.. Hope was convicted on 2 counts of bribery; and is currently serving a 3-Year sentence in a Texas prison.
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Hope Diamond      aka. “The Gem of Exotics”..

A promo poster salvaged from the 1978 demolition of the ‘ROXY Theatre’ in Cleveland, Ohio..  After retiring from Burly-Q, Hope (aka. Leona Beldini) entered politics and eventually became the Deputy Mayor of Jersey City.. In July of 2009, she was arrested in a massive FBI sting that nabbed public officials taking bribes.. Hope was convicted on 2 counts of bribery; and is currently serving a 3-Year sentence in a Texas prison.

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Gee Whiz      The “GRAND SLAM” WOW Of The West!
One of a handful of posters that survived the 1978 demolition of the ‘ROXY Theatre’ in Cleveland, Ohio.. These large hand-painted posters adorned spaces along the facade and marquee of this popular Burlesque theatre..

Gee Whiz      The “GRAND SLAM” WOW Of The West!

One of a handful of posters that survived the 1978 demolition of the ‘ROXY Theatre’ in Cleveland, Ohio.. These large hand-painted posters adorned spaces along the facade and marquee of this popular Burlesque theatre..


Tinker Bell      "BURSTING With Glamour”..
In 1978, a small handful of posters survived the demolition process of the old ‘ROXY Theatre’ in Cleveland, Ohio.. These large hand-painted posters adorned spaces along the facade/marquee of this popular Burlesque theatre..

Tinker Bell      "BURSTING With Glamour”..

In 1978, a small handful of posters survived the demolition process of the old ‘ROXY Theatre’ in Cleveland, Ohio.. These large hand-painted posters adorned spaces along the facade/marquee of this popular Burlesque theatre..

Large painted poster of Virginia Bell..
In 1978, this was the only poster that survived the demolition process of the old 'ROXY Theatre' in Cleveland, Ohio.. Four other posters (featuring other performers) that adorned adjoining spaces along the facade/marquee of the Theatre, weren’t quite as fortunate..

Large painted poster of Virginia Bell..

In 1978, this was the only poster that survived the demolition process of the old 'ROXY Theatre' in Cleveland, Ohio.. Four other posters (featuring other performers) that adorned adjoining spaces along the facade/marquee of the Theatre, weren’t quite as fortunate..