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..

Vintage theatrical poster for Duke Goldstone’s 1949 film: "HOLLYWOOD BURLESQUE".. Essentially a documentary film of a complete Burlesque show,— as recorded at the 'HOLLYWOOD Theatre'; located in San Diego, California..

Vintage theatrical poster for Duke Goldstone’s 1949 film: "HOLLYWOOD BURLESQUE".. Essentially a documentary film of a complete Burlesque show,— as recorded at the 'HOLLYWOOD Theatre'; located in San Diego, California..

STRIPTEASE BOOM!
Vintage press photo dated from April of ‘51, features the neon-lit facade of the 'STRIP CITY' nightclub; located on Western Avenue (at Pico), in Los Angeles.. The photo accompanied a news story about the proliferation of burlesque nightclubs in the greater L.A. area.. In 1951, there were 100 strippers working at 30 different venues across the city..

STRIPTEASE BOOM!

Vintage press photo dated from April of ‘51, features the neon-lit facade of the 'STRIP CITY' nightclub; located on Western Avenue (at Pico), in Los Angeles.. The photo accompanied a news story about the proliferation of burlesque nightclubs in the greater L.A. area.. In 1951, there were 100 strippers working at 30 different venues across the city..

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COSTUME ADJUSTMENTS..
Jennie Lee (at Left) is featured with good friends: Pat Flannery (middle) and Doreen Gray, in a publicity photo for the 1951 Burlesque film: "DING-DONG! A NIGHT in the MOULIN ROUGE".. It was a documentary-style recording of a complete Burlesque show filmed at the ‘MOULIN ROUGE Theatre’; located in Oakland, California..

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COSTUME ADJUSTMENTS..

Jennie Lee (at Left) is featured with good friends: Pat Flannery (middle) and Doreen Gray, in a publicity photo for the 1951 Burlesque film: "DING-DONG! A NIGHT in the MOULIN ROUGE".. It was a documentary-style recording of a complete Burlesque show filmed at the ‘MOULIN ROUGE Theatre’; located in Oakland, California..

President Jennie Lee (middle) poses for a candid photo with members of her newly-organized 'Exotic Dancers League'.. Vice-President Novita can be seen standing at the Far Right of the photo..

President Jennie Lee (middle) poses for a candid photo with members of her newly-organized 'Exotic Dancers League'.. Vice-President Novita can be seen standing at the Far Right of the photo..