Zorita      (aka. Katherine Boyd Petillo)
Vintage press photo dated from January of ‘66, features a glammed-up Zorita attending the opening (in Miami) of the 1966 edition of her long-running ‘THIS WAS BURLESQUE’ touring show..

Zorita      (aka. Katherine Boyd Petillo)

Vintage press photo dated from January of ‘66, features a glammed-up Zorita attending the opening (in Miami) of the 1966 edition of her long-running THIS WAS BURLESQUE’ touring show..

Jennifer Fox      aka. "The Myra Breckinridge of Burlesque"..
"Isn’t He or Isn’t She?" was the byline that Ms. Fox used in many of her newspaper promo ads.. This is because in 1968, she was still a man waiting to undergo sex reassignment surgery!
By the early 70’s, Jennifer would include "America’s Foremost Sex-Change" in her promotional material; and tour across North America. Ann Corio included her in the 1974 edition of her long-running ‘THIS WAS BURLESQUE’ touring show..

Jennifer Fox      aka. "The Myra Breckinridge of Burlesque"..

"Isn’t He or Isn’t She?" was the byline that Ms. Fox used in many of her newspaper promo ads.. This is because in 1968, she was still a man waiting to undergo sex reassignment surgery!

By the early 70’s, Jennifer would include "America’s Foremost Sex-Change" in her promotional material; and tour across North America. Ann Corio included her in the 1974 edition of her long-running THIS WAS BURLESQUE’ touring show..

Marilyn Marshall     
Vintage promotional photo for the show: “This Was Burlesque”.. Marilyn was also chosen to the original cast, by fellow dancer Ann Corio..  The musical revue — modeled after vintage Burlesque productions from an earlier age — opened on Broadway in 1965..

Marilyn Marshall     

Vintage promotional photo for the show: “This Was Burlesque”.. Marilyn was also chosen to the original cast, by fellow dancer Ann Corio..  The musical revue — modeled after vintage Burlesque productions from an earlier age — opened on Broadway in 1965..

Kitty Lynne      aka. "The Cat Girl"..
Kitty poses for a promotional portrait photo, for the show: “This Was Burlesque”.. She was hand-picked to the original cast, by dancer Ann Corio..  The musical — which was modeled after vintage Burlesque productions from an earlier era — opened on Broadway in 1965..

Kitty Lynne      aka. "The Cat Girl"..

Kitty poses for a promotional portrait photo, for the show: “This Was Burlesque”.. She was hand-picked to the original cast, by dancer Ann Corio..  The musical — which was modeled after vintage Burlesque productions from an earlier era — opened on Broadway in 1965..


Ann Corio   aka. “The Darling Of Burlesque”..
A 50-something Ann poses for a promotional photo, for her show: “This Was Burlesque”.. Which opened on Broadway in the mid-1960’s, modelled after vintage Burlesque productions from an earlier era.. It proved so successful that the show was still staged (as late) as the 1980s..

Ann Corio   aka. “The Darling Of Burlesque”..

A 50-something Ann poses for a promotional photo, for her show: “This Was Burlesque”.. Which opened on Broadway in the mid-1960’s, modelled after vintage Burlesque productions from an earlier era.. It proved so successful that the show was still staged (as late) as the 1980s..

Ann Corio   aka. "The Darling Of Burlesque"..
A 50-something Ann still strikes a sexy promo pose for her show: "This Was Burlesque".. Opening on Broadway in the mid-1960’s, and produced by her husband: Mike Iannucci,— the show was modelled after vintage Burlesque productions.. It proved to be so successful that the show continued to be staged during the 1980s..

Ann Corio   aka. "The Darling Of Burlesque"..

A 50-something Ann still strikes a sexy promo pose for her show: "This Was Burlesque".. Opening on Broadway in the mid-1960’s, and produced by her husband: Mike Iannucci,— the show was modelled after vintage Burlesque productions.. It proved to be so successful that the show continued to be staged during the 1980s..