burleskateer: Blaze Starr (aka. Fannie Belle Fleming) Posing here, on her “Spontaneous Combustion” platform.. Blaze would squirm provocatively on this low podium, while a smoke machine gave a hint of danger.. Then as the final bits of
burleskateer: Misty Ayres From a photo series associated with: ‘The FRONT ROW Club’.. Along with 5 other headlining strippers (including René André), sets of Fan Club photos were sold thru ads appearing in 50′s-era Men’s Magazines..
burleskateer:Beautiful graphic design work is featured on the cover of a 40’s-era souvenir program for the “GLOBE Traveling BURLESQUE”.. This was not the ‘GLOBE Theatre’ located on the boardwalk in Atlantic City; but rather, a theatre located
burleskateer: Julie Gibson aka. “The Bashful Bride”.. Vintage 50’s-era promo photo depicting a classic pose.. Ms. Gibson was managed by Buddy Ottenberg, a part-owner of Philadelphia’s popular ‘WEDGE Club’; the venue where Julie performed
burleskateer: Tempest Storm (aka. Annie Blanche Banks)Appearing in a publicity still for the 1953 Burlesque film: “A NIGHT IN HOLLYWOOD”.. The film was shot at the ‘FOLLIES Theatre’; located in downtown Los Angeles..
Marlane (aka. Jean Marlane)Appearing in a publicity still promoting the 1953 burlesque film: “PEEK A BOO”; a documentary-style recording of a complete Burlesk show; filmed at Los Angeles’ ‘FOLLIES Theatre’..