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Dixie Evans     aka. "The Marilyn Monroe of Burlesque"..
Posing somewhere near the old "EXOTIC WORLD" museum location; in Helendale, California..

fereles:

Dixie Evans     aka. "The Marilyn Monroe of Burlesque"..

Posing somewhere near the old "EXOTIC WORLD" museum location; in Helendale, California..

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Tempest Storm       (aka. Annie Blanche Banks)

echobunnygo-go:

Tempest Storm       (aka. Annie Blanche Banks)

Tempest Storm
A Happy 21st Birthday to Tempest Storm!!
When you’re born on the February 29th of a Leap Year, it doesn’t matter that you’ve been kicking around Planet Earth for 84 years.. You still only get to celebrate on your actual birthdate, every 4th year?!    Congrats to a true Burlesque legend! 
You can read more about Tempest here..

A Happy 21st Birthday to Tempest Storm!!

When you’re born on the February 29th of a Leap Year, it doesn’t matter that you’ve been kicking around Planet Earth for 84 years.. You still only get to celebrate on your actual birthdate, every 4th year?!    Congrats to a true Burlesque legend! 

You can read more about Tempest here..

Tempest Storm: 2008 Interview

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ASSOCIATED PRESS

Tempest Storm is fuming. Her fingers tremble with frustration. They are aged, knotted by arthritis and speckled with purple spots under paper skin.

She brushes orange curls out of her face as she explains how she’s been slighted. She is the headliner, you know. She is a star. She is classy. But the manicure of orange polish is flawless and new, and matches her signature tousled mane.

“I don’t just get up there and rip my clothes off,” she says.

Indeed, the 80-year-old burlesque queen takes her clothes off very slowly.

More than 50 years ago she was dubbed: "The Girl with the Fabulous Front..” and told by famous men she had the “Two Biggest Props in Hollywood”. Since then, Storm saw the art that made her famous on the brink of extinction. Her contemporaries - Blaze Starr, Bettie Page, Lili St. Cyr - have died or hung up the pasties.

But not Storm. She kept performing. Las Vegas, Reno, Palm Springs, Miami, Carnegie Hall.

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Wearing a colorful vest of her own creation, 79 year-old Shirley Jean Rickert (Measures) poses next to the vintage car that’ll transport her along the Atlantic City boardwalk, in a 2005 'Sons of the Desert' reunion parade..
Before she became the Burly-Queen known as Gilda (and Her Crowning Glory) in the 1950’s,— she was a child actress that appeared in a handful of 30’s-era "Our Gang" and "Mickey McGuire" comedies..

Wearing a colorful vest of her own creation, 79 year-old Shirley Jean Rickert (Measures) poses next to the vintage car that’ll transport her along the Atlantic City boardwalk, in a 2005 'Sons of the Desert' reunion parade..

Before she became the Burly-Queen known as Gilda (and Her Crowning Glory) in the 1950’s,— she was a child actress that appeared in a handful of 30’s-era "Our Gang" and "Mickey McGuire" comedies..

Around 2005, a long-retired Gilda (aka. Shirley Jean Measures) appeared at one of the 'Sons of the Desert' reunions, in Philadelphia.. Here she re-enacts one of her old Burlesque skits with an unknown comedian.. Sadly, she would pass away a few years later, in February 2009.

Around 2005, a long-retired Gilda (aka. Shirley Jean Measures) appeared at one of the 'Sons of the Desert' reunions, in Philadelphia.. Here she re-enacts one of her old Burlesque skits with an unknown comedian.. Sadly, she would pass away a few years later, in February 2009.