Vintage photo dated from 1958, features the elaborate facade of Leon Prima’s famed ‘500 Club’ ; located at the corner of St. Louis and Bourbon Street in downtown New Orleans, Louisiana.. For many years, the nightclub was "home" to Lilly Christine.. Also appearing at the venue, was a young Bambi Brooks; who would late change her name to: Bambi Jones..

Vintage photo dated from 1958, features the elaborate facade of Leon Prima’s famed ‘500 Club’ ; located at the corner of St. Louis and Bourbon Street in downtown New Orleans, Louisiana.. For many years, the nightclub was "home" to Lilly Christine.. Also appearing at the venue, was a young Bambi Brooks; who would late change her name to: Bambi Jones..

Sherry Britton         aka. “The Sweetheart Of 52nd Street”..

Sherry Britton         aka. “The Sweetheart Of 52nd Street”..

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During the late-60’s and early-70’s, "STARVIN’ MARVIN’S" was really the last gasp at old-style burlesque houses in Toronto.. The kind of place where Burly-Q fans could still catch comedians performing between the different dancers.. By the mid-70’s, all of these venues would fully transition into modern-day strip joints..
You can read more about this part of Toronto history HERE..

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During the late-60’s and early-70’s, "STARVIN’ MARVIN’S" was really the last gasp at old-style burlesque houses in Toronto.. The kind of place where Burly-Q fans could still catch comedians performing between the different dancers.. By the mid-70’s, all of these venues would fully transition into modern-day strip joints..

You can read more about this part of Toronto history HERE..

Patti Waggin        aka. "A Little Bundle of Dynamite"..
Vintage promo poster dated from 1955 advertising an appearance at Chick Hedrick’s 'Domino Lounge'.. This popular nightclub was situated in the Imperial Hotel; located in downtown Atlanta, Georgia..

Patti Waggin        aka. "A Little Bundle of Dynamite"..

Vintage promo poster dated from 1955 advertising an appearance at Chick Hedrick’s 'Domino Lounge'.. This popular nightclub was situated in the Imperial Hotel; located in downtown Atlanta, Georgia..

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RETROGASM STEALS MY SHIT - SUNDAY

Vintage 50’s-era menu card for ‘Bimbo’s 365 CLUB’ in San Francisco, California.. A popular Burlesque nightclub, located on 365 Market Street (later, at 1025 Columbus Avenue).. It featured a unique “Girl In A Fish Bowl” attraction, that used mirrors to project an image of a nude model (posing in the Basement) into a Fish Bowl that resided on the Main Floor!

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RETROGASM STEALS MY SHIT - SUNDAY

Vintage 50’s-era menu card for ‘Bimbo’s 365 CLUB’ in San Francisco, California.. A popular Burlesque nightclub, located on 365 Market Street (later, at 1025 Columbus Avenue).. It featured a unique “Girl In A Fish Bowl” attraction, that used mirrors to project an image of a nude model (posing in the Basement) into a Fish Bowl that resided on the Main Floor!

Maxine Holman        aka. "The Wolf Girl"..
Appearing on a promotional poster for a 1953 appearance at the 'Clermont Hotel'; located in Atlanta, Georgia..

Maxine Holman        aka. "The Wolf Girl"..

Appearing on a promotional poster for a 1953 appearance at the 'Clermont Hotel'; located in Atlanta, Georgia..

Vintage 40’s-era photo features Sherry Britton (centre) leading 8 other chorines across the stage of 'LEON and EDDIE'S' nightclub; located in NYC’s famed "Strip Alley" on 52nd Street.. Ms. Britton was a popular WW2 Pin-Up Girl, and many returning GI’s made visits to see her perform, when stopping thru New York..

Vintage 40’s-era photo features Sherry Britton (centre) leading 8 other chorines across the stage of 'LEON and EDDIE'S' nightclub; located in NYC’s famed "Strip Alley" on 52nd Street.. Ms. Britton was a popular WW2 Pin-Up Girl, and many returning GI’s made visits to see her perform, when stopping thru New York..

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Angel Carter   aka. "The Sex Goddess of Polynesia"..
Vivian Cournoyer was born and raised in England; and was blessed with what Burly-Q producers would term: "a swell setup.." ie. a dazzling 36H-22-35 figure! She was a regular dancer at Hollywood’s 'BODY SHOP' club, thru the 1960’s.. She also appeared (uncredited) in a handful of feature films.
Featured here, posing for a publicity shot with actor James Garner, for the 1968 film: "The Pink Jungle"; in which she had a small dance cameo..

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Angel Carter   aka. "The Sex Goddess of Polynesia"..

Vivian Cournoyer was born and raised in England; and was blessed with what Burly-Q producers would term: "a swell setup.." ie. a dazzling 36H-22-35 figure! She was a regular dancer at Hollywood’s 'BODY SHOP' club, thru the 1960’s.. She also appeared (uncredited) in a handful of feature films.

Featured here, posing for a publicity shot with actor James Garner, for the 1968 film: "The Pink Jungle"; in which she had a small dance cameo..

Jadin Wong
Jadin was born on May 24-1913 in Marysville, California; but grew up in Stockton.. As a teen, she ran away from home to find success in showbiz.. By 1938, she was a headlining Feature at Charlie Low’s famed 'Forbidden City' nightclub, in San Francisco.. During the War Years, she spent a lot of time traveling throughout Europe to entertain U.S. troops.. During the 1970’s, she had retired from performing; but never left showbiz.. For more than 30 years, she ran a very successful Talent Agency that represented more than 400 Asian-American actors and actresses.. Jadin passed away in March of 2010, at the age of 96..

Jadin Wong

Jadin was born on May 24-1913 in Marysville, California; but grew up in Stockton.. As a teen, she ran away from home to find success in showbiz.. By 1938, she was a headlining Feature at Charlie Low’s famed 'Forbidden City' nightclub, in San Francisco.. During the War Years, she spent a lot of time traveling throughout Europe to entertain U.S. troops.. During the 1970’s, she had retired from performing; but never left showbiz.. For more than 30 years, she ran a very successful Talent Agency that represented more than 400 Asian-American actors and actresses.. Jadin passed away in March of 2010, at the age of 96..

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Sahji     (aka. Madeleine Jackson)
Beautiful vintage 30’s-era promo photo of Ms. Jackson, who was a Feature dancer at NYC’s famed 'Cotton Club' nightspot from 1933 to 1939.. She personalized the photo to a fellow dancer: “To Margot — You are tops as a dancer. And as a lady you are even higher. Best Wishes for your present & future happiness  — Sincerely,  Madeleine “Sahji” Jackson ”..

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Sahji     (aka. Madeleine Jackson)

Beautiful vintage 30’s-era promo photo of Ms. Jackson, who was a Feature dancer at NYC’s famed 'Cotton Club' nightspot from 1933 to 1939.. She personalized the photo to a fellow dancer: “To Margot — You are tops as a dancer. And as a lady you are even higher. Best Wishes for your present & future happiness  — Sincerely,  Madeleine “Sahji” Jackson ”..