Fanne Foxe

Fanne Foxe Born in Argentina, to Italian parents, Fanne was an exemplary student and originally attended medical school before venturing into show business. She was married to pianist Eduardo Battistella, and the couple, along with their children, moved to the United States to work at Machu Picchu club in Miami. Unfortunately, the club closed after… Continue reading Fanne Foxe

Satan’s Angels & the Devil’s Mistresses

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 1950s.

This post idea has been brewing in my  mind for sometime, and given the Devil/Satan theme,  what better time of the year than Halloween?!?! When most people  think of Satan’s Angel or The Devil’s Mistress, in conjunction with burlesque, they immediately think of the lovely Angel Walker of fire Tassel fame.  She is by far… Continue reading Satan’s Angels & the Devil’s Mistresses

USO Camp Shows

Unknown dancer performing in a USO sponsored show for the troops.

Many dancers, and other performers, at some point in their career toured withe the USO – United Service Organizations.  The USO is a non-profit organization which was founded in 1941 to provided services,  including live entertainment, to the troops and their families.   Originally founded to assist and entertain troops during WWII, the organization was… Continue reading USO Camp Shows

Censored: Blocked Photos

Despite  truly offensive pages dedicated to ‘slut shaming’, racism, violence and many other topics, here is your chance to see the photos that were deemed too racy for your Burlesque viewing-pleasure!!     Well, there you have it….the four shocking images that have been deemed obscene.  Since the last two images have been posted, the… Continue reading Censored: Blocked Photos

Jennie Lee – The Bazoom Girl

Jennie Lee was born Virginia Lee Hicks 23 October 1928 in Kansas City, Missouri.  She attended Wyandotte High School In Kansas City, Kansas and was a member of both the swim team and the Girls Athletics Association.  Jennie also loved to dance and act, appearing in high school plays.  It was this love of the… Continue reading Jennie Lee – The Bazoom Girl

Rose la Rose’s Peek-a-Boo Costume

If you attended the Burlesque Hall of Fame weekend in Las Vegas,  you probably noticed a stunning red-beaded costume on display in the Burlesque Bizarre.  The Asian-inspired skirted pant-suit, complete with matching shoes and cigarette holder, belonged to the one and only Queen of Burlesque – Rose la Rose.  What you may not have notice… Continue reading Rose la Rose’s Peek-a-Boo Costume