Vintage press photo dated from October of ‘41, features Sally Rand posing with boyfriend: Thurkel "Turk" Greenough.. "Turk" was a 36-year-old professional Bronco Buster, and (in 1942) would become the 2nd of Sally’s four husbands.. The marriage would be short-lived, though; ending in a divorce on June 30th, 1945..

Vintage press photo dated from October of ‘41, features Sally Rand posing with boyfriend: Thurkel "Turk" Greenough.. "Turk" was a 36-year-old professional Bronco Buster, and (in 1942) would become the 2nd of Sally’s four husbands.. The marriage would be short-lived, though; ending in a divorce on June 30th, 1945..

Samia Gamal
This beautiful Egyptian bellydancer caught the fancy of wealthy Texas oil man: Sheppard King; who married her in a Cairo wedding, in November of ‘51.. However, the marriage was short-lived; and the couple separated only a few years later.. By September of ‘53, Mr. King was already proposing marriage to another bellydancer: Nejla Ates.. Despite an intense 5-week romance, the couple never married..

Samia Gamal

This beautiful Egyptian bellydancer caught the fancy of wealthy Texas oil man: Sheppard King; who married her in a Cairo wedding, in November of ‘51.. However, the marriage was short-lived; and the couple separated only a few years later.. By September of ‘53, Mr. King was already proposing marriage to another bellydancer: Nejla Ates.. Despite an intense 5-week romance, the couple never married..

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A poster for the 1937 film: “Harlem On The Prairie”; starring singer/actor: Herb Jeffries.. In 1959, Jeffries would marry popular stripper Tempest Storm; fathering a daughter named "Patty" with her.. Remarkably, he is still alive and will turn 100 years old this September 24th!

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A poster for the 1937 film: “Harlem On The Prairie”; starring singer/actor: Herb Jeffries.. In 1959, Jeffries would marry popular stripper Tempest Storm; fathering a daughter named "Patty" with her.. Remarkably, he is still alive and will turn 100 years old this September 24th!

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Wildcat Frenchie   aka. “The Sadie Thompson of New Orleans”..
Small ad for her appearance at the 'SILVER FROLICS'  in New Orleans; as published in the March ‘56 issue of ‘CABARET’ magazine.. The nightclub was owned by Pete Conforto, who would later go on to marry showgirl named: Jada..

Wildcat Frenchie   aka. “The Sadie Thompson of New Orleans”..

Small ad for her appearance at the 'SILVER FROLICS'  in New Orleans; as published in the March ‘56 issue of ‘CABARET’ magazine.. The nightclub was owned by Pete Conforto, who would later go on to marry showgirl named: Jada..




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..

Kalantan      (aka. Mary Bromfield)
Vintage 50’s-era portrait promo photo (Left) along with a 90’s-era candid photo (Right) with her husband..  She married film actor John Bromfield in May of ‘63 and retired from show business. John passed away in 2005, but Mary is still doing well living in Arizona. Two years ago, she authored her first book, a mystery novel entitled: "Gull’s Haven"..
More pics of Kalantan can be found here..

Kalantan      (aka. Mary Bromfield)

Vintage 50’s-era portrait promo photo (Left) along with a 90’s-era candid photo (Right) with her husband..  She married film actor John Bromfield in May of ‘63 and retired from show business. John passed away in 2005, but Mary is still doing well living in Arizona. Two years ago, she authored her first book, a mystery novel entitled: "Gull’s Haven"..

More pics of Kalantan can be found here..



Jean Carroll     (aka. Mary Henrici)
Vintage 50’s-era press photo features Jean performing with her husband: baggy-pants comic Bob Carney.. The pair excelled in Burly-Q comic sketches; and toured regularly together.. By ‘48, they’d bought a house in the San Fernando Valley; and stuck closer to home. But could still be found working nightclubs like the 'COLONY Club' in Gardena; as well as L.A’s 'FOLLIES Theatre', during the mid-1950’s..

Jean Carroll     (aka. Mary Henrici)

Vintage 50’s-era press photo features Jean performing with her husband: baggy-pants comic Bob Carney.. The pair excelled in Burly-Q comic sketches; and toured regularly together.. By ‘48, they’d bought a house in the San Fernando Valley; and stuck closer to home. But could still be found working nightclubs like the 'COLONY Club' in Gardena; as well as L.A’s 'FOLLIES Theatre', during the mid-1950’s..



Florida Fuller     (aka. Floride Fuller)
Vintage promotional photo, personalized: “Sincere Personal Regards to my good friends Vicky & Charlie  —  from Florida  —  July 20, 1950..”   Florida (sometimes spelled "Floride") was married to Burly-Q comic Bob Lee; who later became the Backstage Manager of Boston’s famed 'Old Howard Theatre'..

Florida Fuller     (aka. Floride Fuller)

Vintage promotional photo, personalized: “Sincere Personal Regards to my good friends Vicky & Charlie  — from Florida  — July 20, 1950..”   Florida (sometimes spelled "Floride") was married to Burly-Q comic Bob Lee; who later became the Backstage Manager of Boston’s famed 'Old Howard Theatre'..

burlyqnell:   Irma the Body    (aka. Mary Goodneighbor) 
Original professional wedding photo of Mary Goodneighbor and Dr. James Taren.. They were married on the 5th of December, 1959; in Haledon, New Jersey..

burlyqnell:   Irma the Body    (aka. Mary Goodneighbor)

Original professional wedding photo of Mary Goodneighbor and Dr. James Taren.. They were married on the 5th of December, 1959; in Haledon, New Jersey..



Tempest Storm
A UPI press photo from May of ‘59, detailling her marriage to actor/singer Herb Jeffries..

Tempest Storm

A UPI press photo from May of ‘59, detailling her marriage to actor/singer Herb Jeffries..