Jenna Saunders      (aka. Jeanne Saunders)
Appearing in a publicity still for the 1953 Burlesque film: "A NIGHT IN HOLLYWOOD".. The film was shot at the ‘FOLLIES Theatre’; located in downtown Los Angeles..
Jenna Saunders      (aka. Jeanne Saunders)

Appearing in a publicity still for the 1953 Burlesque film: "A NIGHT IN HOLLYWOOD".. The film was shot at the ‘FOLLIES Theatre’; located in downtown Los Angeles..

Patti Waggin
Appearing in a publicity still for the 1953 Burlesque film: "A NIGHT IN HOLLYWOOD".. The film was shot at the ‘FOLLIES Theatre’; located in downtown Los Angeles..

Patti Waggin

Appearing in a publicity still for the 1953 Burlesque film: "A NIGHT IN HOLLYWOOD".. The film was shot at the ‘FOLLIES Theatre’; located in downtown Los Angeles..

Misty Ayres
Poses for a publicity still for the 1953 Burlesque film: “A NIGHT IN HOLLYWOOD”.. The film was shot at the ‘FOLLIES Theatre’; located in downtown Los Angeles..

Misty Ayres

Poses for a publicity still for the 1953 Burlesque film: “A NIGHT IN HOLLYWOOD”.. The film was shot at the ‘FOLLIES Theatre’; located in downtown Los Angeles..

Tempest Storm



A publicity still from the 1953 Burlesque film: "A NIGHT IN HOLLYWOOD", features Ms. Storm framed between: Misty Ayres (Left) and Jenna Saunders (Right)..  The film was shot at the ‘FOLLIES Theatre’; located in Los Angeles, California..

Tempest Storm

A publicity still from the 1953 Burlesque film: "A NIGHT IN HOLLYWOOD", features Ms. Storm framed between: Misty Ayres (Left) and Jenna Saunders (Right)..  The film was shot at the ‘FOLLIES Theatre’; located in Los Angeles, California..

Venus The Body    (aka. Jean Smyle)
Jean was a very popular Pin-Up model throughout the 1950’s.. But began her Burlesque career in the chorus line at the 'GRAND Theatre' in St. Louis.. In 1952, she would dye her hair blonde and dance under the name: "Roxanne".. But it wasn’t until she met up with Lillian Hunt at the 'New Follies Theatre', that her dancing career really took off! She changed her name to "Venus The Body" and toured nationwide as a Feature Act.. In 1955, she married L.A. musician Harold Hidey.. And in the late 50’s, wrote "The Strippers’ Schoolbook"; and ran a "School For Strippers" for a time.. By 1959, she had virtually retired from the stage; to concentrate on re-inventing herself as a 'Glamour Photographer', not unlike Bunny Yeager..

Venus The Body    (aka. Jean Smyle)

Jean was a very popular Pin-Up model throughout the 1950’s.. But began her Burlesque career in the chorus line at the 'GRAND Theatre' in St. Louis.. In 1952, she would dye her hair blonde and dance under the name: "Roxanne".. But it wasn’t until she met up with Lillian Hunt at the 'New Follies Theatre', that her dancing career really took off! She changed her name to "Venus The Body" and toured nationwide as a Feature Act.. In 1955, she married L.A. musician Harold Hidey.. And in the late 50’s, wrote "The Strippers’ Schoolbook"; and ran a "School For Strippers" for a time.. By 1959, she had virtually retired from the stage; to concentrate on re-inventing herself as a 'Glamour Photographer', not unlike Bunny Yeager..

Rhea Walker
Checks the camera focus in a behind-the-scenes publicity photo for the 1953 film: “A NIGHT IN HOLLYWOOD”.. This Burlesk movie was shot entirely at the ‘FOLLIES Theatre’; located in downtown Los Angeles..

Rhea Walker

Checks the camera focus in a behind-the-scenes publicity photo for the 1953 film: “A NIGHT IN HOLLYWOOD”.. This Burlesk movie was shot entirely at the ‘FOLLIES Theatre’; located in downtown Los Angeles..

leshanches:
René André
Shows off a series of soft “bumps”, as featured in the 1947 Burlesque film: "A NIGHT AT THE FOLLIES".. By the early 1950’s, she would undergo an early form of breast augmentation surgery to boost her profile in the Burlesque business..

leshanches:

René André

Shows off a series of soft “bumps”, as featured in the 1947 Burlesque film: "A NIGHT AT THE FOLLIES".. By the early 1950’s, she would undergo an early form of breast augmentation surgery to boost her profile in the Burlesque business..






Jenna Saunders      (aka. Jeanne Saunders)
Appearing in a publicity still for the 1953 Burlesque film: "A NIGHT IN HOLLYWOOD".. The film was shot at the ‘FOLLIES Theatre’; located in downtown Los Angeles..

Jenna Saunders      (aka. Jeanne Saunders)

Appearing in a publicity still for the 1953 Burlesque film: "A NIGHT IN HOLLYWOOD".. The film was shot at the ‘FOLLIES Theatre’; located in downtown Los Angeles..






Tempest Storm
Veteran makeup artist Harry Thomas applies the final touches to Ms. Storm, in a publicity photo for the 1953 Burlesque film: "A NIGHT IN HOLLYWOOD".. The film was shot at the ‘FOLLIES Theatre’; located in downtown Los Angeles..

Tempest Storm

Veteran makeup artist Harry Thomas applies the final touches to Ms. Storm, in a publicity photo for the 1953 Burlesque film: "A NIGHT IN HOLLYWOOD".. The film was shot at the ‘FOLLIES Theatre’; located in downtown Los Angeles..

Suzette      aka. "The French Doll"..
Appearing in a publicity still promoting the 1953 burlesque film: "PEEK A BOO"; a documentary-style recording of a complete Burlesk show; filmed at Los Angeles’ 'FOLLIES Theatre'..

Suzette      aka. "The French Doll"..

Appearing in a publicity still promoting the 1953 burlesque film: "PEEK A BOO"; a documentary-style recording of a complete Burlesk show; filmed at Los Angeles’ 'FOLLIES Theatre'..