strangedazeyage:

Lilly "The Cat Girl" Christine       
(aka. Martha Therese Pompender)

strangedazeyage:

Lilly "The Cat Girl" Christine       

(aka. Martha Therese Pompender)

Vintage photo dated from 1958, features the elaborate facade of Leon Prima’s famed ‘500 Club’ ; located at the corner of St. Louis and Bourbon Street in downtown New Orleans, Louisiana.. For many years, the nightclub was "home" to Lilly Christine.. Also appearing at the venue, was a young Bambi Brooks; who would late change her name to: Bambi Jones..

Vintage photo dated from 1958, features the elaborate facade of Leon Prima’s famed ‘500 Club’ ; located at the corner of St. Louis and Bourbon Street in downtown New Orleans, Louisiana.. For many years, the nightclub was "home" to Lilly Christine.. Also appearing at the venue, was a young Bambi Brooks; who would late change her name to: Bambi Jones..

Lilly Christine       aka. “The Cat Girl”..
Photographed by - Peter Basch  

Lilly Christine       aka. “The Cat Girl”..

Photographed by - Peter Basch  

Lilly Christine appears astride her bongo drum on the cover of the April ‘53 issue of 'ART Photography' magazine..

Lilly Christine appears astride her bongo drum on the cover of the April ‘53 issue of 'ART Photography' magazine..

burleskateer:


Lilly Christine       aka. "The Cat Girl"..
Beautiful cover photo to an early issue of ‘TRUE POLICE Yearbook’, a popular 50’s-era crime mag..

burleskateer:

Lilly Christine       aka. "The Cat Girl"..

Beautiful cover photo to an early issue of ‘TRUE POLICE Yearbook’, a popular 50’s-era crime mag..

wazoombie:
Lilly Christine is featured on the cover of the October ‘54 issue of ‘TRUE MYSTERY’ magazine..  Shame about the ink pen doodling on it, though!

wazoombie:

Lilly Christine is featured on the cover of the October ‘54 issue of ‘TRUE MYSTERY’ magazine..  Shame about the ink pen doodling on it, though!

Lilly Christine graces the cover of the December 6-‘54 issue of ‘TEMPO and Quick’ magazine; a popular 50’s-era Men’s Pocket Digest..

Lilly Christine graces the cover of the December 6-‘54 issue of ‘TEMPO and Quick’ magazine; a popular 50’s-era Men’s Pocket Digest..

Lilly Christine      aka. “The Cat Girl”..



Performing her "Pillow Of Love" routine on stage at ‘Prima’s 500 Club’ in New Orleans, sometime during the mid-1950’s..

Lilly Christine      aka. “The Cat Girl”..

Performing her "Pillow Of Love" routine on stage at ‘Prima’s 500 Club’ in New Orleans, sometime during the mid-1950’s..

Lilly Christine is featured in an unidentified Men’s Pocket Magazine article.. The text is generally accurate; apart from the oft-repeated misconception that she was a native of New Orleans.. She was (in fact) born and raised in Dunkirk, New York; where she was a star student of dance classes run by Mrs. Eloise M. Heyl..

Lilly Christine is featured in an unidentified Men’s Pocket Magazine article.. The text is generally accurate; apart from the oft-repeated misconception that she was a native of New Orleans.. She was (in fact) born and raised in Dunkirk, New York; where she was a star student of dance classes run by Mrs. Eloise M. Heyl..

Lilly Christine       aka. "The Cat Girl"..
Photographed by - Peter Basch  

Lilly Christine       aka. "The Cat Girl"..

Photographed by - Peter Basch