An unidentified showgirl makes a few last-minute preparations, before hitting the stage at the 'El Capitan Theatre' in Los Angeles..  From a photoshoot conducted by photographer Milton Lewis, in 1948..

An unidentified showgirl makes a few last-minute preparations, before hitting the stage at the 'El Capitan Theatre' in Los Angeles..  From a photoshoot conducted by photographer Milton Lewis, in 1948..

Rusty Lane        aka. "The Duchess Of Disrobe"..    
Rusty models a dance costume created by famed Burlesque fashion designer: Gussie Gross.. Ironically, Gussie’s husband was an L.A. Vice Squad officer that would regularly conduct raids at the 'FOLLIES Theatre'; where many of Gussie’s elaborate dance costumes were worn!

Rusty Lane        aka. "The Duchess Of Disrobe"..   

Rusty models a dance costume created by famed Burlesque fashion designer: Gussie Gross.. Ironically, Gussie’s husband was an L.A. Vice Squad officer that would regularly conduct raids at the 'FOLLIES Theatre'; where many of Gussie’s elaborate dance costumes were worn!

Tempest Storm

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

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..
Lillian Hunt — famed manager of the 'New Follies Theatre' in Los Angeles, also ran the theatre’s “School For Strippers”.. Featured in this Men’s Digest article, are some of her strongest students: Blaza Glory, Gilda, and Thunder ..

Lillian Hunt — famed manager of the 'New Follies Theatre' in Los Angeles, also ran the theatre’s “School For Strippers”.. Featured in this Men’s Digest article, are some of her strongest students: Blaza Glory, Gilda, and Thunder ..

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Patti Waggin poses at the picket fence!
Scanned from my personal collection..

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Patti Waggin poses at the picket fence!

Scanned from my personal collection..

An unidentified showgirl makes a few last-minute preparations, before hitting the stage at the 'El Capitan Theatre' in Los Angeles..  From a photoshoot conducted by photographer Milton Lewis, in 1948..

An unidentified showgirl makes a few last-minute preparations, before hitting the stage at the 'El Capitan Theatre' in Los Angeles..  From a photoshoot conducted by photographer Milton Lewis, in 1948..

Famed manager of Los Angeles’ 'FOLLIES Theatre': Lillian Hunt (center) poses with a half-dozen of her showgirls.. I can recognize Patti Waggin (3rd from Left) and Novita (Far Right).. Not so sure about the others, unfortunately..

Famed manager of Los Angeles’ 'FOLLIES Theatre': Lillian Hunt (center) poses with a half-dozen of her showgirls.. I can recognize Patti Waggin (3rd from Left) and Novita (Far Right).. Not so sure about the others, unfortunately..

Kalantan      (aka. Mary Ellen Tillotson)
As a California teenager, Mary studied music while attending 'College of the Pacific' in Stockton, hoping to become an opera singer.. Upon graduation, she found those kinds of jobs hard to come by; and worked as a school teacher, for a short time.. Eventually, she landed a job at the 'FOLLIES Theatre' in Los Angeles.. But despite a reputation as a premier exotic dancer,— Kalantan has always regarded herself as a reluctant stripper: "I hate to strip.. I’ve never gotten over being embarrassed about it.."

Kalantan      (aka. Mary Ellen Tillotson)

As a California teenager, Mary studied music while attending 'College of the Pacific' in Stockton, hoping to become an opera singer.. Upon graduation, she found those kinds of jobs hard to come by; and worked as a school teacher, for a short time.. Eventually, she landed a job at the 'FOLLIES Theatre' in Los Angeles.. But despite a reputation as a premier exotic dancer,— Kalantan has always regarded herself as a reluctant stripper: "I hate to strip.. I’ve never gotten over being embarrassed about it.."

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..

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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..

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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..