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Winnie Garrett aka. “The Flaming Redhead”.. A nice 40’s-era promotional photo

Anita Marie

Bonnie Boyia Began a long career in Burlesque, working as a chorus girl at the ‘GAYETY Theatre’ in Cinncinati.. Two years later, she would play the same venue as a Feature performer

Tee Tee Red (aka. Joy Murphy) goes thru her costume rack

A 1955 program ad for the ‘EMPIRE Burlesk Theatre’, featuring “Miss Anatomy”: Lusty Busty Brown.. As well as “The Girl Who Knows How”: Desiree Cyn.. And comics: “Red” Marshall & “Bimbo” Davis

Blaze Starr casts a sultry pose at her bedroom’s vanity table

Dolores Del Raye

Baby Lake.. adjusting her headpiece..

Dixie Evans.. “America’s Brightest New Burlesque Star!” An early promo press package distributed to possible venue owners, via her Rep Agency

Burlesque performer Lee Sharon, 1950s

Promo photo of Geri Whitlow, signed: “Happy Landing!”

Helena Gardner gives the photographer a flirty wink.. From a photo series shot at a Chicago nightclub, sometime in 1952

Presenting Helena Gardner.. “FLIRTATIOUS EXOTIC!..”

Val De Val aka. “The Liberator”.. Val De Val began her dancing career in the 1940’s, performing at numerous venues; including the Ziegfeld Follies. In 1957, she married a man named Vic Hyde and retired from show business. She became a fine artist.. exhibiting her artwork at galleries.. And from 1972 to 1984, worked as an Art Teacher in Michigan. She passed away at the age of 83, in late January 2000

Jean Richey

Lilly Christine

Winnie Garrett

Blaze Starr in action!

Karol Leigh

Kurvacious.. Kim Paris aka. “The IF Girl”.. Promo photo with newspaper ad for an appearance at Rose La Rose’s ‘TOWN HALL Burlesque’ theatre; in Toledo, Ohio

The LaMann Twins (June & Jane)

Lee Sharon

A contact sheet of photos showing Libby Jones tutoring actress Jan Sterling on how to striptease, in preparation of Sterling’s role as a showgirl in the 1954 crime film: “THE HUMAN JUNGLE”

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