I grew up in Detroit, MI and the night before Halloween was referred to as ‘Devil’s Night’ and was a night for pranks and mischief. But when I moved south, and would mention Devil’s Night, no one knew what I was talking about. So for those imps that celebrate it, here are some Devilishly Delightful burlesque act in honor of Devil’s Night…Enjoy….and don’t call me for bail money!!!
Dagmar and the Devil in a classic half and half routine, where the dancer plays two characters, with a costume split down the middle. Sometimes the head of the other character was a puppet, or in the case of Zorita’s Bride and groom routine it was just a split costume, complete with top hat on one side and veil on the other of her head.
Pat-Z and the Devil was another classic 1/2 and 1/2 act. It must have been very popular, because Pat-z went through at least 3 renditions of her horned-companion.
Diane De Lys’s act the Devil and the Virgin – again, a 1/2 and 1/2 act. This image is scanned from the cover of her promotional flyer.
Gene Gemay in her costume for her Devil Dance routine. Based on the costume, I am guessing it as a dance interpretation of Good vs. Evil.
Patti Wayne as ‘The Devil’s Mistress’.
Marcia Edgington looking Devilishly good on the cover of Sizzle magazine.
Satan’s Angel from the 1950s. This is not Angel Walker, of fire tassel fame. This woman was based out of Chicago and was using the stage name Satan’s Angel in the mid-1950s.
Lillian Roth (right), and friends, dressed up and looking for trouble! Lillian is now best remembered as an actress, but before making it big in Hollywood she appeared in 3 renditions of Earl Carroll Vanities and Ziegfeld’s Midnight Frolics.