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burleskateer: Lili St. Cyr graces the cover of a January ‘54 issue of ‘TEMPO’ magazine; a popular Pocket Digest during the 1950’s..

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Quebec’s Catholic clergy condemned Lili St. Cyr's act, declaring that whenever she dances “the theater is made to stink with the foul odor of sexual frenzy.”

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“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…

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Masuimi in Vintage Burlesque Costume

shannonbrookeimagery: Masuimi Max in her new vintage burlesque costume from Madame Pompadour’s collection.  Photo by Shannon Brooke

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Colleen Dewhurst Born June 3, 1924(1924-06-03) Montreal, Quebec, Canada Died August 22, 1991(1991-08-22) (aged 67) South Salem, New York, U.S. Occupation Film, stage, television and voice actress Years active 1952–91 Spouse 1) James Vickery (1947–60; divorced) 2) George C. Scott (1960–65; divorced); 2 children 3) George C. Scott (1967–72; divorced) Partner Ken Marsolais (1975–91) Children Alexander Scott (born 1960) Campbell Scott (born 1961)

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