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"..

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Tirza (and Her Wine Bath)        aka. "The Wine Dancer"..

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Tirza (and Her Wine Bath)        aka. "The Wine Dancer"..

BROADWAY’S PRETTIEST DIMPLES
Vintage press photo dated from January of ‘41, features showgirl Mildred Zuger.. Ms. Zuger performs regularly at "The HURRICANE" nightclub; and was selected from a field of 250 contestants, as: "The Girl With The Prettiest Dimples On Broadway"..

BROADWAY’S PRETTIEST DIMPLES

Vintage press photo dated from January of ‘41, features showgirl Mildred Zuger.. Ms. Zuger performs regularly at "The HURRICANE" nightclub; and was selected from a field of 250 contestants, as: "The Girl With The Prettiest Dimples On Broadway"..

Nejla Ates       aka. "The Exquisite Turkish Delight"..
A candid photo taken during a promotional photo series for her Broadway appearances in the Burlesque Musical: "FANNY"..

Nejla Ates       aka. "The Exquisite Turkish Delight"..

A candid photo taken during a promotional photo series for her Broadway appearances in the Burlesque Musical: "FANNY"..

Hope Diamond       aka. "The Gem Of Exotics"..

More pics of Hope can be found here..

Hope Diamond       aka. "The Gem Of Exotics"..

More pics of Hope can be found here..