Gypsy Rose Lee   (aka. Louise Hovick)
Appearing here in a publicity still from the 1942-edition of Michael Todd’s ‘STAR And GARTER’ show.. Gypsy played: ‘The Lady called Lou’ in “The Shooting Of Dan McGrew” sequence in the musical.. The production opened at New York City’s ‘MUSIC BOX Theatre’ on June 24 -1942; and closed on December 4th - 1943..

Gypsy Rose Lee   (aka. Louise Hovick)

Appearing here in a publicity still from the 1942-edition of Michael Todd’s ‘STAR And GARTER’ show.. Gypsy played: ‘The Lady called Lou’ in “The Shooting Of Dan McGrew” sequence in the musical.. The production opened at New York City’s ‘MUSIC BOX Theatre’ on June 24 -1942; and closed on December 4th - 1943..

Gretchen Wyler

Gretchen Wyler

Beautiful cover to a vintage 30’s-era program for a 'Earl Carroll's Vanities' burlesque show..

Beautiful cover to a vintage 30’s-era program for a 'Earl Carroll's Vanities' burlesque show..

Jennifer Fox      aka. "The Myra Breckinridge of Burlesque"..
"Isn’t He or Isn’t She?" was the byline that Ms. Fox used in many of her newspaper promo ads.. This is because in 1968, she was still a man waiting to undergo sex reassignment surgery!
By the early 70’s, Jennifer would include "America’s Foremost Sex-Change" in her promotional material; and tour across North America. Ann Corio included her in the 1974 edition of her long-running ‘THIS WAS BURLESQUE’ touring show..

Jennifer Fox      aka. "The Myra Breckinridge of Burlesque"..

"Isn’t He or Isn’t She?" was the byline that Ms. Fox used in many of her newspaper promo ads.. This is because in 1968, she was still a man waiting to undergo sex reassignment surgery!

By the early 70’s, Jennifer would include "America’s Foremost Sex-Change" in her promotional material; and tour across North America. Ann Corio included her in the 1974 edition of her long-running THIS WAS BURLESQUE’ touring show..

Lilly Christine appears on the cover of a Souvenir Program for Michael Todd’s Broadway musical: ‘PEEP SHOW’.. This hit 1950 production ran for 278 performances; and made "The Cat Girl" an international sensation..

Lilly Christine appears on the cover of a Souvenir Program for Michael Todd’s Broadway musical: ‘PEEP SHOW’.. This hit 1950 production ran for 278 performances; and made "The Cat Girl" an international sensation..

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In November of ‘54, Nejla Ates poses for N.Y. sculptor Albino Manca..
Famed Broadway publicist David Merrick commissioned the life-size statue, and placed it in a well-travelled section of Central Park; as a well-crafted publicity stunt designed to promote the star of his current Burlesque musical: ‘FANNY’..

burleskateer:

In November of ‘54, Nejla Ates poses for N.Y. sculptor Albino Manca..

Famed Broadway publicist David Merrick commissioned the life-size statue, and placed it in a well-travelled section of Central Park; as a well-crafted publicity stunt designed to promote the star of his current Burlesque musical: ‘FANNY’..

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..

hoodoothatvoodoo:
Beautiful cover to the song sheets of “Once In A Lifetime” ; as published by the ‘Robbins Music Corporation’ in 1928..  Just one of many songs employed in the staging of the 7th Edition of 'Earl Carroll's Vanities'..

hoodoothatvoodoo:

Beautiful cover to the song sheets of “Once In A Lifetime” ; as published by the ‘Robbins Music Corporation’ in 1928..  Just one of many songs employed in the staging of the 7th Edition of 'Earl Carroll's Vanities'..

Burly-Q comic Willie Howard appears sandwiched between lithe-and-lovely showgirls: Lee Walker (Left) and Lynn Powers (Right); in a publicity still from the 1944 Chicago-edition of Mike Todd’s popular 'STAR And GARTER' show.. Willie began his Burlesque career with his brother Eugene in 1902. He would pass away in ‘49 at the age of 62..

Burly-Q comic Willie Howard appears sandwiched between lithe-and-lovely showgirls: Lee Walker (Left) and Lynn Powers (Right); in a publicity still from the 1944 Chicago-edition of Mike Todd’s popular 'STAR And GARTER' show.. Willie began his Burlesque career with his brother Eugene in 1902. He would pass away in ‘49 at the age of 62..