Rita Ravell        aka. “The Mexican Spitfire”..

Rita Ravell        aka. “The Mexican Spitfire”..

Jennie Lee        aka. "The Bazoom Girl"..
Photographed by - Bunny Yeager

Jennie Lee        aka. "The Bazoom Girl"..

Photographed by - Bunny Yeager

At the age of 41, Candy Barr poses for a nude pictorial published in the June 1976 issue of 'OUI' magazine..

At the age of 41, Candy Barr poses for a nude pictorial published in the June 1976 issue of 'OUI' magazine..

Paula Ushan
A page published in the 1964 magazine entitled: 'A Pictorial History of BURLESQUE: from A to Z'..

Paula Ushan

A page published in the 1964 magazine entitled: 'A Pictorial History of BURLESQUE: from A to Z'..

Robin Jewell

Robin Jewell

A page from a Cuddles Cumming profile, as published in the April ‘52 issue of‘FROLIC’ magazine..

A page from a Cuddles Cumming profile, as published in the April ‘52 issue of‘FROLIC’ magazine..

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..

Sequin gets carried for a Touchdown on the cover of 'TIGER'; a popular 50’s-era Men’s Magazine..  

Sequin gets carried for a Touchdown on the cover of 'TIGER'; a popular 50’s-era Men’s Magazine..  

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.."

Sande Marlowe
More photos of Sande can be found here..

Sande Marlowe

More photos of Sande can be found here..