Vintage 40’s-era hand-made Christmas Cards from legendary fan dancer: Noel Toy.. She’s personalized both with handwritten sentiments; but still seems undecided on whether sobriety is a good thing or a bad thing?..

Vintage 40’s-era hand-made Christmas Cards from legendary fan dancer: Noel Toy.. She’s personalized both with handwritten sentiments; but still seems undecided on whether sobriety is a good thing or a bad thing?..

Noel Toy      aka. “The Chinese Sally Rand”..    (1918-2003)

Noel Toy      aka. “The Chinese Sally Rand”..    (1918-2003)

Noel Toy performs her Fan Dance routine on the small stage at ‘LEON and EDDIE’S’ nightclub; located on West 52nd Street, in the heart of NYC’s “Strip Alley”..

Noel Toy performs her Fan Dance routine on the small stage at ‘LEON and EDDIE’S’ nightclub; located on West 52nd Street, in the heart of NYC’s “Strip Alley”..

Vintage 30’s-era Christmas Card from legendary fan dancer: Noel Toy, who personalized it: "Sorry, photo deleted by LaGuardia and Moss — and left me with only a feather!!”  
A reference to Mayor LaGuardia’s recent crackdown on Vice in New York City.. Paul Moss was LaGuardia’s arch-conservative Licensing Commissioner; and the point man on many of the vice raids that occurred on local NYC Burlesque theatres..

Vintage 30’s-era Christmas Card from legendary fan dancer: Noel Toy, who personalized it: "Sorry, photo deleted by LaGuardia and Moss — and left me with only a feather!!”  

A reference to Mayor LaGuardia’s recent crackdown on Vice in New York City.. Paul Moss was LaGuardia’s arch-conservative Licensing Commissioner; and the point man on many of the vice raids that occurred on local NYC Burlesque theatres..

Noel Toy performs her Fan Dance routine on the small stage at 'LEON and EDDIE'S' nightclub; located on West 52nd Street, in the heart of NYC’s "Strip Alley"..

Noel Toy performs her Fan Dance routine on the small stage at 'LEON and EDDIE'S' nightclub; located on West 52nd Street, in the heart of NYC’s "Strip Alley"..

Noel Toy    aka. “The Chinese Sally Rand”..

Noel Toy    aka. “The Chinese Sally Rand”..

bhof:

Noel Toy   aka. “The Chinese Sally Rand”..  (1918-2003)

bhof:

Noel Toy   aka. “The Chinese Sally Rand”..  (1918-2003)

ladylyburnum:

Noel Toy..  burlesque dancer at 'Forbidden City' in the 1940s..

ladylyburnum:

Noel Toy..  burlesque dancer at 'Forbidden City' in the 1940s..

Noel Toy

Noel Toy

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