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..

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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..

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..

Continuous ALL GIRL shows

Vintage 70’s-era color slide of the 'HOTSY TOTSY' strip club; located on Bourbon Street in downtown New Orleans, Louisiana.. The headliner listed on the canopy was clearly not the Candy Barr, who (by then) had already retired from performing..

Continuous ALL GIRL shows

Vintage 70’s-era color slide of the 'HOTSY TOTSY' strip club; located on Bourbon Street in downtown New Orleans, Louisiana.. The headliner listed on the canopy was clearly not the Candy Barr, who (by then) had already retired from performing..

Vintage press photo dated from November of ‘53, features the facade of Minneapolis’ famed 'ALVIN Theatre'.. Originally opened as the 'Schubert Theatre' in 1910, it began use as a Burlesque stage in early ‘41..
Pressure from conservative religious groups and continuous vice raids forced management to eventually lease the building to Rev. Russell H. Olson, who transformed the building into the 'Minneapolis Evangelistic Auditorium'.. Religion didn’t fare much better than striptease; and within three years the church moved out, too..

Vintage press photo dated from November of ‘53, features the facade of Minneapolis’ famed 'ALVIN Theatre'.. Originally opened as the 'Schubert Theatre' in 1910, it began use as a Burlesque stage in early ‘41..

Pressure from conservative religious groups and continuous vice raids forced management to eventually lease the building to Rev. Russell H. Olson, who transformed the building into the 'Minneapolis Evangelistic Auditorium'.. Religion didn’t fare much better than striptease; and within three years the church moved out, too..

Beautiful graphic design work is featured on the cover of a 40’s-era souvenir program for the "GLOBE Traveling BURLESQUE".. This was not the 'GLOBE Theatre' located on the boardwalk in Atlantic City; but rather, a theatre located on Washington Street in Boston, Mass.. By 1947, it would get renamed as the 'Center Theatre' and transition to showing movies..

Beautiful graphic design work is featured on the cover of a 40’s-era souvenir program for the "GLOBE Traveling BURLESQUE".. This was not the 'GLOBE Theatre' located on the boardwalk in Atlantic City; but rather, a theatre located on Washington Street in Boston, Mass.. By 1947, it would get renamed as the 'Center Theatre' and transition to showing movies..

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Vintage matchbook for the ‘Silver Frolics’ nightclub in downtown Chicago..

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Vintage matchbook for the ‘Silver Frolics’ nightclub in downtown Chicago..