Burly-Q comic Bert Lahr hams it up as a policeman, in a skit with an unknown dancer..

Burly-Q comic Bert Lahr hams it up as a policeman, in a skit with an unknown dancer..

Showgirls Odessa Lauren (Left) and Doris Duane (Right) sandwich comedian: Ken Murray, in a publicity photo for his popular "Blackouts of Ken Murray" Burlesque show..

Showgirls Odessa Lauren (Left) and Doris Duane (Right) sandwich comedian: Ken Murray, in a publicity photo for his popular "Blackouts of Ken Murray" Burlesque show..

Yummy Mummy Inez Claire vamps-it-up for archeologist Little Jack Little, in this publicity still for Quality Pictures’ 1950 Burlesque film: 'TOMB ITMAY CONCERN'.. It was one of a number of short features produced by W. Merle Connell for the burgeoning 16mm Home Movies market.. Snippets of these shorts, were also featured in coin-operated machines found at many 50’s-era Carnival penny arcades..

Yummy Mummy Inez Claire vamps-it-up for archeologist Little Jack Little, in this publicity still for Quality Pictures’ 1950 Burlesque film: 'TOMB ITMAY CONCERN'.. It was one of a number of short features produced by W. Merle Connell for the burgeoning 16mm Home Movies market.. Snippets of these shorts, were also featured in coin-operated machines found at many 50’s-era Carnival penny arcades..

Virginia Bell appears in a publicity still for the 1961 film: ‘SCANTY PANTIES’… The movie also featured dancers: Electrique and Debbie Starr.. Plus, a score of funny Burly-Q comics, led by Billy “Cheese’n’Crackers” Hagan..

Virginia Bell appears in a publicity still for the 1961 film: ‘SCANTY PANTIES’… The movie also featured dancers: Electrique and Debbie Starr.. Plus, a score of funny Burly-Q comics, led by Billy “Cheese’n’Crackers” Hagan..

Vintage 40’s-era photo features patrons standing underneath the marquee of the 'EL RANCHO Café’ nightclub; located somewhere in Mexico.. 

Vintage 40’s-era photo features patrons standing underneath the marquee of the 'EL RANCHO Café’ nightclub; located somewhere in Mexico.. 



Keith Linforth’s  CABARET REVUE
Keith Linforth operated a touring Burlesque company during the 40’s and 50’s.. This photo features the entire cast from his “Original CABARET REVUE”.. The troupe may have been based out of Seattle, as the painted backdrop features both the 'RIVOLI Theatre' and it’s neighboring 'PALACE Hotel'..

Keith Linforth’s  CABARET REVUE

Keith Linforth operated a touring Burlesque company during the 40’s and 50’s.. This photo features the entire cast from his “Original CABARET REVUE.. The troupe may have been based out of Seattle, as the painted backdrop features both the 'RIVOLI Theatre' and it’s neighboring 'PALACE Hotel'..

Theatrical poster for the 1961 film: ‘SCANTY PANTIES’… The movie starred dancer Virginia Bell as it’s main attraction.. But also featured a score of funny Burly-Q comics, led by Billy “Cheese’n’Crackers” Hagan..

Theatrical poster for the 1961 film: ‘SCANTY PANTIES’… The movie starred dancer Virginia Bell as it’s main attraction.. But also featured a score of funny Burly-Q comics, led by Billy “Cheese’n’Crackers” Hagan..


Keith Linforth’s  CABARET REVUE
Keith Linforth operated a touring Burlesque company during the 40’s and 50’s.. This formal troupe photo features the entire cast from his “Original CABARET REVUE”.. The photo was found in the archives of Seattle’s ‘RIVOLI Theatre’; where his show would’ve (undoubtedly) once performed..

Keith Linforth’s  CABARET REVUE

Keith Linforth operated a touring Burlesque company during the 40’s and 50’s.. This formal troupe photo features the entire cast from his “Original CABARET REVUE.. The photo was found in the archives of Seattle’s ‘RIVOLI Theatre’; where his show would’ve (undoubtedly) once performed..




Jean Carroll     (aka. Mary Henrici)
Jean began her career dancing in Burlesque with her sister JoAnn, in the 1930’s.. But soon proved herself an effective "Talking Woman"; a showgirl that could perform in comedy skits.. She did this for many years with her 1st husband: Bob Carney.. By 1958, she’d met her 2nd husband: comic Billy "Zoot" Reed, and the tradition continued ‘til 1964..

Jean Carroll     (aka. Mary Henrici)

Jean began her career dancing in Burlesque with her sister JoAnn, in the 1930’s.. But soon proved herself an effective "Talking Woman"; a showgirl that could perform in comedy skits.. She did this for many years with her 1st husband: Bob Carney.. By 1958, she’d met her 2nd husband: comic Billy "Zoot" Reed, and the tradition continued ‘til 1964..

Harry Steppe’s BURLESQUERS
Harry Steppe was a character comedian during the early 1900’s and was known as: "The Hebrew Gent".. He had a popular travelling show which played across the U.S. and Canada, from 1911-1938.. This formal troupe photo from June 1918 features the "Razzle Dazzle Girls", (posing with the rest of the cast) outside the 'GAYETY Theatre' in Philadelphia, PA..

Harry Steppe’s BURLESQUERS

Harry Steppe was a character comedian during the early 1900’s and was known as: "The Hebrew Gent".. He had a popular travelling show which played across the U.S. and Canada, from 1911-1938.. This formal troupe photo from June 1918 features the "Razzle Dazzle Girls", (posing with the rest of the cast) outside the 'GAYETY Theatre' in Philadelphia, PA..