Vintage 40’s-era autographed promo photo..
A popular Chinese dancer during the 30’s-era.. She’s seen here in a promo photo dated from 1933, wearing her “Sophisticated Lady Dance” costume.. She appeared at Chicago’s ‘DRAKE Hotel’ and the infamous mob-owned ‘COLOSIMO’S nightclub, during this period..
Bobby Lynn Burlesque Dancer circa 1955 Collection Vintage Sleaze the Blog
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Push the first valve down..
Vintage cover design to the “Supper” menu program at the ‘LEON and EDDIE’ nightclub; located at 33 West 52nd Street, in New York City ..
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A Real Long-Stemmed Beauty
Burlesque dancer Zorita, 1940’s
Photo by Romaine
A young Lily Ayers (dancing during this period as “Lorali”) shows off her Harem Girl costume..
The trial of Lii St. Cyr, 1951
“Lili St. Cyr received the title of the most famous woman in Montreal throughout the late 1940s into the 1950s. However, Quebec’s Catholic clergy condemned her act, declaring that whenever she dances “the theater is made to stink with the foul odor of sexual frenzy.” The clergy’s outcry was echoed by the Public Morality Committee. St. Cyr was arrested and charged with behavior that was “immoral, obscene and indecent.” She was acquitted but the public authorities eventually closed down the Gayety Theatre where she performed.”
Gung Hai (by paul.malon)
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