Now playing at the Wiggle Room

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April
30, 1957

Los Angeles

Some anonymous Times writer had fun with this story about the Exotic Dancers
League. There are all sorts of gags about baring grievances, making motions
and getting things off their chests.

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The story says the "gals" wanted to "bump" their weekly pay to $100 a week
($716.53 USD 2006), then they began "grinding" out complaints.  And of course they were outnumbered by the press: nine dancers and 20
reporters.

The Times said the organization, headed by Jennie "The Bazoom Girl" Lee, wanted heaters in the
dressing rooms. The group was also trying to impose rules on mixing with patrons
of strip clubs and sought to limit dancers’ performances to three a night. And
to raise money? A strip-a-thon.

Here’s an ad from the Mirror that was considered too racy for The Times. Look
who’s appearing at Strip City, Western and Pico:
Redd
Foxx
.

Here’s a clip from "Sanford and Son."

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About lmharnisch

I am retired from the Los Angeles Times
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1 Response to Now playing at the Wiggle Room

  1. Eddie says:

    And Art Pepper at Peacock Lane – sweet that jazz was on the same page as the “girlypsos.”

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