THESE BARS AREN’T CANDY

Vintage press photo dated from October of ‘57, features Candy Barr behind the bars of a courthouse prison, after losing an appeal to overturn a ridiculous 15-year sentence for marijuana possession.. Many speculate that the severity of her sentence had more to do with Ms. Barr’s association to Mickey Cohen (and hence, organized crime).
Fortunately, she would only end up serving 3 Years + 91 Days in a Huntsville prison, before finally being released..

THESE BARS AREN’T CANDY

Vintage press photo dated from October of ‘57, features Candy Barr behind the bars of a courthouse prison, after losing an appeal to overturn a ridiculous 15-year sentence for marijuana possession.. Many speculate that the severity of her sentence had more to do with Ms. Barr’s association to Mickey Cohen (and hence, organized crime).

Fortunately, she would only end up serving 3 Years + 91 Days in a Huntsville prison, before finally being released..

Vintage press photo dated from October of ‘41, features Sally Rand posing with boyfriend: Thurkel "Turk" Greenough.. "Turk" was a 36-year-old professional Bronco Buster, and (in 1942) would become the 2nd of Sally’s four husbands.. The marriage would be short-lived, though; ending in a divorce on June 30th, 1945..

Vintage press photo dated from October of ‘41, features Sally Rand posing with boyfriend: Thurkel "Turk" Greenough.. "Turk" was a 36-year-old professional Bronco Buster, and (in 1942) would become the 2nd of Sally’s four husbands.. The marriage would be short-lived, though; ending in a divorce on June 30th, 1945..

CANDY WANTS A NEW LIFE
Vintage press photo dated from February of ‘63, features Candy Barr reading to her 7 year-old daughter: “Troylene”; after being released from Huntsville prison.. Ms. Barr served 3 Years + 91 Days of an insane 15-year marijuana possession sentence.. "I do not intend to become a stripper again.. I plan to have some type of career and would like to get into the social field.."

CANDY WANTS A NEW LIFE

Vintage press photo dated from February of ‘63, features Candy Barr reading to her 7 year-old daughter: “Troylene”; after being released from Huntsville prison.. Ms. Barr served 3 Years + 91 Days of an insane 15-year marijuana possession sentence.. "I do not intend to become a stripper again.. I plan to have some type of career and would like to get into the social field.."

burleskateer:


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

burleskateer:

Nejla Ates     aka.“The Turkish Delight”..

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

STRIPTEASE BOOM!
Vintage press photo dated from April of ‘51, features the neon-lit facade of the 'STRIP CITY' nightclub; located on Western Avenue (at Pico), in Los Angeles.. The photo accompanied a news story about the proliferation of burlesque nightclubs in the greater L.A. area.. In 1951, there were 100 strippers working at 30 different venues across the city..

STRIPTEASE BOOM!

Vintage press photo dated from April of ‘51, features the neon-lit facade of the 'STRIP CITY' nightclub; located on Western Avenue (at Pico), in Los Angeles.. The photo accompanied a news story about the proliferation of burlesque nightclubs in the greater L.A. area.. In 1951, there were 100 strippers working at 30 different venues across the city..

Evelyn West discovers secret details in her current dance contract..

Evelyn West discovers secret details in her current dance contract..

President Jennie Lee (middle) poses for a candid photo with members of her newly-organized 'Exotic Dancers League'.. Vice-President Novita can be seen standing at the Far Right of the photo..

President Jennie Lee (middle) poses for a candid photo with members of her newly-organized 'Exotic Dancers League'.. Vice-President Novita can be seen standing at the Far Right of the photo..

Vintage press photo dated from December of ‘60, features director Blake Edwards and dancer Beverly Hills taking a break whilst film studio security clears the set of all visitors.. When word got out that Ms. Hills would be performing a striptease scene in Edwards’ film: "Breakfast At Tiffany’s",— bit players and extras from TV shows, messengers, and even film executives began loitering around the set, hoping for a free peek..

Vintage press photo dated from December of ‘60, features director Blake Edwards and dancer Beverly Hills taking a break whilst film studio security clears the set of all visitors.. When word got out that Ms. Hills would be performing a striptease scene in Edwards’ film: "Breakfast At Tiffany’s",— bit players and extras from TV shows, messengers, and even film executives began loitering around the set, hoping for a free peek..

Vintage press photo dated from November of ‘53, features the facade of Minneapolis’ famed 'ALVIN Theatre'.. Originally opened as the 'Schubert Theatre' in 1910, it began use as a Burlesque stage in early ‘41..
Pressure from conservative religious groups and continuous vice raids forced management to eventually lease the building to Rev. Russell H. Olson, who transformed the building into the 'Minneapolis Evangelistic Auditorium'.. Religion didn’t fare much better than striptease; and within three years the church moved out, too..

Vintage press photo dated from November of ‘53, features the facade of Minneapolis’ famed 'ALVIN Theatre'.. Originally opened as the 'Schubert Theatre' in 1910, it began use as a Burlesque stage in early ‘41..

Pressure from conservative religious groups and continuous vice raids forced management to eventually lease the building to Rev. Russell H. Olson, who transformed the building into the 'Minneapolis Evangelistic Auditorium'.. Religion didn’t fare much better than striptease; and within three years the church moved out, too..

Vintage press photo dated from early March of ‘58, features stripper Evelyn West being carted off to the Coral Gables jail, in Florida.. She was arrested for throwing over-ripe tomatoes at film actress Anita Ekberg, who was on a personal appearance tour with comedian Bob Hope..

Vintage press photo dated from early March of ‘58, features stripper Evelyn West being carted off to the Coral Gables jail, in Florida.. She was arrested for throwing over-ripe tomatoes at film actress Anita Ekberg, who was on a personal appearance tour with comedian Bob Hope..