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Follies Burlesque Dancer Scales Rosslyn Hotel!

A photographer for an unidentified men’s magazine from the 1950s (Argosy? Swank? Nugget?) took a dancer with the nom de strip “Dotty Pearce” up to the roof of the Rosslyn Hotel for some pictures. The article is part of a … Continue reading

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Mary Mallory / Hollywood Heights: Gypsy Rose Lee and ‘The G-String Murders’

Photo: Barbara Stanwyck in “Lady of Burlesque.” This is an encore post from 2012. See note below for correction. While being tops in your field can be exciting, an ambitious or intellectually curious person always looks for new ways to … Continue reading

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At the Follies Burlesque: Blaza Glory and Myrna Dean

An EBay vendor has listed two undated articles on performers at the Follies Burlesque, 337 S. Main St. Blaza Glory (a name I hadn’t encountered before) seems to have been performing in the early 1950s. Myrna Dean (identified as Deane … Continue reading

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Found on EBay – Follies Burlesque

This photo of an unidentified dancer at the Follies Burlesque Theatre in Los Angeles has been listed on EBay. Bidding starts at $18.95.

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Mary Mallory / Hollywood Heights: Gypsy Rose Lee and ‘The G-String Murders’

Photo: Barbara Stanwyck in “Lady of Burlesque.” This post has been corrected. See note below for details. While being tops in your field can be exciting, an ambitious or intellectually curious person always looks for new ways to grow. This … Continue reading

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Movieland Mystery Photo [Updated]

[Update: This is Carrie Finnell. Please congratulate Dewey Webb for identifying her. Finnell (d. 1963) was a famous stripteuse of the 1920s and ‘30s who invented the art of tassel twirling with her “educated muscles,” shown here in repose. ] … Continue reading

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