Query: Striptease -- 1920-1970
Ricki Covette Burlesque Collection
Creators:
Covette, Ricki
Jewell, Irene
Dates:
1940ā€“2002
bulk 1950sā€“1970s
Size:
2 Cubic feet (6 boxes, 2 map folders)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1335
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

This collection consists of eight scrapbooks and five posters documenting the burlesque career of Irene Jewell (stage name Ricki Covette), who at 6'8" was billed as "The World's Tallest Exotic Dancer." The albums contain clippings; letters; certificates; photographs, including photographs of her act; ephemera, such as postcards, travel brochures, postcards, and decals, from her travels; advertisements; and theater programs.

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Shirley Leonard Papers
Creators:
Jones, Shirley May, 1922-2004
Connick, Kathleen D.
Leonard, Shirley, 1922-2004
Dates:
1931-1998
bulk 1938-1957
Size:
4 Cubic feet (16 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0919
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Papers documenting the life and career of Shirley May Jones, stage name Shirley Leonard, an exotic dancer from Cincinnati, Ohio. The papers, photographs, and clippings document her childhood, early life, and professional career.

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in NMAH.AC.0919 for Striptease -- 1920-1970
Dewey Michaels Burlesque Collection
Creators:
Garbo (Chicago)
National Museum of American History (U.S.). Division of Community Life
Laverne, Gene (Buffalo, NY)
Kriegsmann, James J.
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Dates:
late 1920's-1967
Size:
0.33 Cubic feet (2 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0065
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Newspaper clippings; advertising brochures; and photoprints of performers at the Palace Theatre (including studio publicity portraits). The majority of the items are silver gelatin photoprints. Some photographers are listed below as index terms. Subjects of photographs include strippers and comedians; photographs of women include portraits as well as full-length figures …

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in NMAH.AC.0065 for Striptease -- 1920-1970