La Sirena   
Was known as both “The Fire Goddess” and “The Aqua Goddess” at different times during her performing career..

La Sirena   

Was known as both “The Fire Goddess” and “The Aqua Goddess” at different times during her performing career..

Helen Lovett

Helen Lovett

Sherry Britton         aka. “The Sweetheart Of 52nd Street”..

Sherry Britton         aka. “The Sweetheart Of 52nd Street”..

Lynn Rhys

Lynn Rhys

Vintage 40’s-era photo features Sherry Britton (centre) leading 8 other chorines across the stage of 'LEON and EDDIE'S' nightclub; located in NYC’s famed "Strip Alley" on 52nd Street.. Ms. Britton was a popular WW2 Pin-Up Girl, and many returning GI’s made visits to see her perform, when stopping thru New York..

Vintage 40’s-era photo features Sherry Britton (centre) leading 8 other chorines across the stage of 'LEON and EDDIE'S' nightclub; located in NYC’s famed "Strip Alley" on 52nd Street.. Ms. Britton was a popular WW2 Pin-Up Girl, and many returning GI’s made visits to see her perform, when stopping thru New York..

Rusty Lane        aka. "The Duchess Of Disrobe"..      
Rusty was still a 15 year-old high school girl when she began working as a showgirl in New York City.. In the early 1940’s, her friend Ginger Britton helped Rusty land a job as one of the original "Minsky Girls"; where Rusty danced under the name "Paula Lind".. By the 1950’s, she had become a popular Feature Act, and began using the name: Rusty Lane.. By the end of the decade, opening up her own "Stripper’s School"!

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

Rusty was still a 15 year-old high school girl when she began working as a showgirl in New York City.. In the early 1940’s, her friend Ginger Britton helped Rusty land a job as one of the original "Minsky Girls"; where Rusty danced under the name "Paula Lind".. By the 1950’s, she had become a popular Feature Act, and began using the name: Rusty Lane.. By the end of the decade, opening up her own "Stripper’s School"!

China Doll         (aka. Elizabeth Dickerson)

China Doll         (aka. Elizabeth Dickerson)

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Sahji     (aka. Madeleine Jackson)
Beautiful vintage 30’s-era promo photo of Ms. Jackson, who was a Feature dancer at NYC’s famed 'Cotton Club' nightspot from 1933 to 1939.. She personalized the photo to a fellow dancer: “To Margot — You are tops as a dancer. And as a lady you are even higher. Best Wishes for your present & future happiness  — Sincerely,  Madeleine “Sahji” Jackson ”..

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Sahji     (aka. Madeleine Jackson)

Beautiful vintage 30’s-era promo photo of Ms. Jackson, who was a Feature dancer at NYC’s famed 'Cotton Club' nightspot from 1933 to 1939.. She personalized the photo to a fellow dancer: “To Margot — You are tops as a dancer. And as a lady you are even higher. Best Wishes for your present & future happiness  — Sincerely,  Madeleine “Sahji” Jackson ”..

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Nejla Ates     aka.“The Turkish Delight”..
Backstage in her dressing room at NYC’s 'Latin Quarter' nightclub..

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Nejla Ates     aka.“The Turkish Delight”..

Backstage in her dressing room at NYC’s 'Latin Quarter' nightclub..

Virginia Kinn       aka. "The White Orchid Girl"..

Virginia Kinn       aka. "The White Orchid Girl"..