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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..

burleskateer:

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..

Lillian Hunt — famed manager of the 'New Follies Theatre' in Los Angeles, also ran the theatre’s “School For Strippers”.. Featured in this Men’s Digest article, are some of her strongest students: Blaza Glory, Gilda, and Thunder ..

Lillian Hunt — famed manager of the 'New Follies Theatre' in Los Angeles, also ran the theatre’s “School For Strippers”.. Featured in this Men’s Digest article, are some of her strongest students: Blaza Glory, Gilda, and Thunder ..

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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!

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‘TIAJUANA After MIDNITE’ 

Directed by Phil Tucker.. The movie featured strippers, like: Rita Ravell, Misty Ayres, Mitzi Doré, Deenah Prince, Rhea Walker, Bobbi Bruce, and Libby Jones..

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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..

Famed manager of Los Angeles’ 'FOLLIES Theatre': Lillian Hunt (center) poses with a half-dozen of her showgirls.. I can recognize Patti Waggin (3rd from Left) and Novita (Far Right).. Not so sure about the others, unfortunately..

Famed manager of Los Angeles’ 'FOLLIES Theatre': Lillian Hunt (center) poses with a half-dozen of her showgirls.. I can recognize Patti Waggin (3rd from Left) and Novita (Far Right).. Not so sure about the others, unfortunately..

Burlesk cartoon by: Bill Ward..      aka. “McCartney”

From the pages of the July ‘57 issue of ‘SHOWGIRLS’ humor digest..

Burlesk cartoon by: Bill Ward..      aka. “McCartney”

From the pages of the July ‘57 issue of ‘SHOWGIRLS’ humor digest..

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Tempest Storm



A publicity still from the 1953 Burlesque film: "A NIGHT IN HOLLYWOOD", features Ms. Storm framed between: Misty Ayres (Left) and Jenna Saunders (Right)..  The film was shot at the ‘FOLLIES Theatre’; located in Los Angeles, California..

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Tempest Storm

A publicity still from the 1953 Burlesque film: "A NIGHT IN HOLLYWOOD", features Ms. Storm framed between: Misty Ayres (Left) and Jenna Saunders (Right)..  The film was shot at the ‘FOLLIES Theatre’; located in Los Angeles, California..

Beryl Wallace appears on the cover of a vintage 40’s-era souvenir program from Earl Carroll’s nightclub; located in Hollywood, California..

Beryl Wallace appears on the cover of a vintage 40’s-era souvenir program from Earl Carroll’s nightclub; located in Hollywood, California..

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Helen Reynolds and her World’s Champions
Helen Reynolds’ champion skating team poses for a formal studio portrait, as lensed by James J. Kriegsmann in 1938.. This showgirl troupe performed regularly on the Burlesque theatre circuit, throughout the 30’s and early 40’s. Another photo can be seen here..

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Helen Reynolds and her World’s Champions

Helen Reynolds’ champion skating team poses for a formal studio portrait, as lensed by James J. Kriegsmann in 1938.. This showgirl troupe performed regularly on the Burlesque theatre circuit, throughout the 30’s and early 40’s. Another photo can be seen here..