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Burlesque dancer, Zorita c. 1940’s

One of the most popular and creative Burlesque queens of the 1950s, Zorita was famous for her "half and half" act. The openly bisexual beauty performs as bride and groom.

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Burlesque dancer, Zorita, walks her pet snake

Sadayakko as Ophelia 1905. Sadayakko was her stage name as an actress and dancer, derived from a combination of her real name, Sada Koyama, and her geisha name, Yakko. Born in 1871, the twelfth child of a Samurai family, which had fallen into poverty, she was indentured to the Hamada okiya (geisha house) in the Yoshi-cho hanamachi (geisha district) of Tokyo at the age of four. In 1893, after a successful career as a geisha, she retired at the age of twenty-two to marry Otojiro Kawakami, a

Mr Bojangles, 1935 Bill ("Bojangles") Robinson,,started dancing professionally at age 7. He invented the stair tap routine,and was one of the world's greatest tap dancers. He was in 15 films,but his movie fame came primarily from Shirley Temple movies.

Golden Age Burlesque Star: The Fabulous Zorita (August 30, 1915 - November 12, 2001)

Lovely... burlesque dancer Zorita in her first formal photograph 1936

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