Tempest Storm 
Vintage photo dated from ‘53, features Ms. Storm posing backstage at the 'STAR Theatre'; located in Portland, Oregon..  Photographed by - Thomas Robinson

Tempest Storm

Vintage photo dated from ‘53, features Ms. Storm posing backstage at the 'STAR Theatre'; located in Portland, Oregon..  Photographed by - Thomas Robinson

noonesnemesis:

The poster says:
Blaze Starr - "Miss Spontaneous Combustion"..
and yes,— there was a real fire
'GAYETY Theatre'  (ca.1960)

noonesnemesis:

The poster says:

Blaze Starr - "Miss Spontaneous Combustion"..

and yes,— there was a real fire

'GAYETY Theatre'  (ca.1960)


"BLUES SINGER" Gets Dressed!
Vintage press photo dated from July of ‘37, features showgirl Lee Marmer getting dressed at Billy Minsky’s 'REPUBLIC Theatre'.. The venue was one of 6 venues shut down in the wake of Mayor LaGuardia’s crackdown on nudity in NYC.. Burlesque promoters circumvented this mandate by dressing their chorus girls in bigger costumes, and re-billing their shows as "Vaudeville" productions:  More singing,— less nudity!

"BLUES SINGER" Gets Dressed!

Vintage press photo dated from July of ‘37, features showgirl Lee Marmer getting dressed at Billy Minsky’s 'REPUBLIC Theatre'.. The venue was one of 6 venues shut down in the wake of Mayor LaGuardia’s crackdown on nudity in NYC.. Burlesque promoters circumvented this mandate by dressing their chorus girls in bigger costumes, and re-billing their shows as "Vaudeville" productions:  More singing,— less nudity!

Vintage photo dated from the 1920’s features the facade and marquee of the ‘EMPIRE Burlesque’ theatre.. Sadly, it’s since been torn down. But it once existed at 102 State Street; in downtown Albany, New York..

Vintage photo dated from the 1920’s features the facade and marquee of the ‘EMPIRE Burlesque’ theatre.. Sadly, it’s since been torn down. But it once existed at 102 State Street; in downtown Albany, New York..

BURLESQUE  —  As License Commissioner (Paul Moss) Likes It!
Vintage press photo dated from July of ‘37, features a line of heavily-costumed chorus girls on the stage of the recently-reopened 'REPUBLIC Theatre'.. The venue was one of 6 venues shut down in the wake of Mayor LaGuardia’s crackdown on Vice in NYC.. However, LaGuardia’s plans were somewhat thwarted by clever Burlesque promoters that simply re-dressed their showgirls more conservatively, and re-billed their shows as "Vaudeville" productions: More comedy,— less nudity!

BURLESQUE  — As License Commissioner (Paul Moss) Likes It!

Vintage press photo dated from July of ‘37, features a line of heavily-costumed chorus girls on the stage of the recently-reopened 'REPUBLIC Theatre'.. The venue was one of 6 venues shut down in the wake of Mayor LaGuardia’s crackdown on Vice in NYC.. However, LaGuardia’s plans were somewhat thwarted by clever Burlesque promoters that simply re-dressed their showgirls more conservatively, and re-billed their shows as "Vaudeville" productions: More comedy,— less nudity!

Press photo dated from the mid-50’s features an unidentified Burlesque theatre on South Wabash Avenue in Chicago.. A pair of sailors check their wallets to see if they have enough cash to catch (yet) another viewing of Irving Klaw’s 1954 film: 'VARIETEASE'..
Photographed by - Kenneth Heilbron

Press photo dated from the mid-50’s features an unidentified Burlesque theatre on South Wabash Avenue in Chicago.. A pair of sailors check their wallets to see if they have enough cash to catch (yet) another viewing of Irving Klaw’s 1954 film: 'VARIETEASE'..

Photographed by - Kenneth Heilbron

Vintage cover design to "Strip Tease Stories"; as published by 'Americana Press' in 1949.. A small digest of bawdy stories and stag jokes, they were most likely sold by candy butchers (or in the lobbies) at Burlesque theatres..

Vintage cover design to "Strip Tease Stories"; as published by 'Americana Press' in 1949.. A small digest of bawdy stories and stag jokes, they were most likely sold by candy butchers (or in the lobbies) at Burlesque theatres..

Vintage photo from 1954, features the entrance to Detroit’s infamous ‘STONE Burlesk’ theatre; located at 2511 Woodward Avenue.. Sister Agatha and friend are deciding if they still have time to take in another show, before they’re due back at the Bake Sale..

Vintage photo from 1954, features the entrance to Detroit’s infamous ‘STONE Burlesk’ theatre; located at 2511 Woodward Avenue.. Sister Agatha and friend are deciding if they still have time to take in another show, before they’re due back at the Bake Sale..

Gay Dawn waves to the crowd from the very top of a float promoting the 'RIVOLI Theatre'; in Seattle, Washington.. The parade was an annual event (sponsored by the local Chamber Of Commerce) and part of the city’s "Sea Fair week" festivities..

Gay Dawn waves to the crowd from the very top of a float promoting the 'RIVOLI Theatre'; in Seattle, Washington.. The parade was an annual event (sponsored by the local Chamber Of Commerce) and part of the city’s "Sea Fair week" festivities..

Vintage photo dated from March of ‘64, features the marquee and entrance to Chicago’s 'FOLLIES Theatre' (once known as the 'GEM Theatre'); located at 450 S. State Street..

Vintage photo dated from March of ‘64, features the marquee and entrance to Chicago’s 'FOLLIES Theatre' (once known as the 'GEM Theatre'); located at 450 S. State Street..