Vintage press photo dated from the mid-1950’s features Lili St. Cyr welcoming former First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt to the 'El Rancho Vegas' casino in Las Vegas.. Posing behind Lili are 'El Rancho' owner Beldon Katleman and (at Far Left) top comedian Joe E. Lewis..

Vintage press photo dated from the mid-1950’s features Lili St. Cyr welcoming former First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt to the 'El Rancho Vegas' casino in Las Vegas.. Posing behind Lili are 'El Rancho' owner Beldon Katleman and (at Far Left) top comedian Joe E. Lewis..

Lili St. Cyr’s half-sister Dardy Orlando shares the burlesque stage (during a skit) with comedian Pinky Lee..

Lili St. Cyr’s half-sister Dardy Orlando shares the burlesque stage (during a skit) with comedian Pinky Lee..

Novita   (aka. Rosie Mitchell)


Posing with popular Burlesk comic Little Jack Little, for a candid photo taken backstage at the ‘FOLLIES Theatre’ in Los Angeles..
Image courtesy of Novita, The Pixie of Burlesque..

Novita   (aka. Rosie Mitchell)

Posing with popular Burlesk comic Little Jack Little, for a candid photo taken backstage at the ‘FOLLIES Theatre’ in Los Angeles..

Image courtesy of Novita, The Pixie of Burlesque..

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..