Winnie Garrett - The Flaming Redhead: vintage real photo postcard
A popular burlesque dancer in the 1940s through 1950s, Winnie was a multi-talented woman. She was one of the top paid stars, and unlike many other dancers, she invested her money. Including owning stock, and serving as vice president of Famous Records (music LPs) in New Jersey. Winnie promoted the company, and its artists, during radio interviews for burlesque shows. She also owned a music publishing business. Winnie was not all work though; she enjoyed playing golf and was a talented watercolor artist. She married Harry Eisen, an architect, on 16 May 1951 and they resided in New York City.
Rosita Royce - The Dove Dancer: signed vintage real photo postcard. The postcard is signed to Hirsh Coehn, who was an avid collector of burlesque autographs from the late 1940s into the 1960s.
Rosita’s performance was called “The Dance of the Doves”. The doves would be released from the balcony of the theater and they were trained to fly down to the stage and assist in the removal of the fine layers of Rosita’s costume.
Sigrid Fox (her name is mis-spelled on the label): vintage real photo postcard
Sigrid was an East Coast feature dancer in the mid-1940s, into 1950s. Her sister Helen was a showgirl at the Grand Theater in Saint Louis and her brother-in-law, Maury Rome, was the treasurer of the same theater.
Brandy Martin: vintage real photo postcard
This Brooklyn girl was originally an acrobatic dancer, but when she learned strippers made more money, she decided to give it a try. By blending striptease with her acrobatic skill, she developed a unique routine that made Brandy a crowd favorite.