Marion Martin       aka. "Hollywood’s Blonde Menace"..
Vintage promo photo dated from 1938..

Marion Martin       aka. "Hollywood’s Blonde Menace"..

Vintage promo photo dated from 1938..

HELLO Vintage 30’s-era promo photo personalized: “To Herman — With Best Wishes and Lotsa Luck, — Mary 3/17/31”..

HELLO
Vintage 30’s-era promo photo personalized: “To Herman — With Best Wishes and Lotsa Luck, — Mary 3/17/31”..

Julia Mooney
Vintage promotional photo from 1935..

Julia Mooney

Vintage promotional photo from 1935..

Edna Mae
Vintage 30’s-era promo photo, taken by Murray Korman..

Edna Mae

Vintage 30’s-era promo photo, taken by Murray Korman..

Marietta
Vintage promo photo dated from October of 1936..

Marietta

Vintage promo photo dated from October of 1936..

Vintage press photo dated from July of ‘37, features showgirl Jai Leta posing in her “Miss Variety” costume.. After Mayor LaGuardia’s crackdown on Burlesque in NYC,— promoters scrambled to re-bill all of their shows strictly as “Vaudeville” productions.. Venue operators had to commit to shows with cleaner jokes and more conservative costumes, before the city would grant them a license to remain open..

Vintage press photo dated from July of ‘37, features showgirl Jai Leta posing in her “Miss Variety” costume.. After Mayor LaGuardia’s crackdown on Burlesque in NYC,— promoters scrambled to re-bill all of their shows strictly as “Vaudeville” productions.. Venue operators had to commit to shows with cleaner jokes and more conservative costumes, before the city would grant them a license to remain open..

Baby Lake
Another image in the 50’s-era photo series shot by Irving Klaw..

Baby Lake

Another image in the 50’s-era photo series shot by Irving Klaw..

kdo:   Ruth Mann 
Billed as ”the chorine with the keenest sense of humor”, by Photographer Murray Korman (c.1930’s)

kdo:   Ruth Mann

Billed as ”the chorine with the keenest sense of humor”, by Photographer Murray Korman (c.1930’s)

HAPPY HALLOWE’EN !!
Gwen Lee displays her scary pumpkin..

HAPPY HALLOWE’EN !!

Gwen Lee displays her scary pumpkin..


"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!