Thursday, January 10, 2013

Polly Want a Knocker

After some exhaustive research, I find that this lady is Yvette Dare, a thirties-forties era stripper who trained her macaw to disrobe her. She is a member of The Burlesque Hall of Fame and joins the ranks of Gypsy Rose Lee, Mae West and Yvonne De Carlo, (Lilly Munster, whom I've always had the hots for since pre-puberty).

The fact that there is a Burlesque Hall of Fame is encouraging, but knowing that an innovative entertainer like this chick has been replaced by Lady Gaga and Kim Kardashian is more proof that life was far better before television, fuel injection and the internet.


  1. Is the Burlesque Hall of Fame located in Booberstown New York? And without the internet you would have never known how awesome life was before the internet. So it did give us that.

  2. Booberstown, classic Miss Giannotti . . . I was always a huge Yvonne De Carlo fan too, original Goth Girl Goddess.

    1. Why yes, thank you Mr. Psycho. Now Psycho, is that Dutch Irish? or Scandinavian?

  3. I like the juxtaposition of reactions between the the stodgy businessman on the left and the giggling schoolboy, over her shoulder, on the right.

  4. I've just installed iStripper, and now I can watch the best virtual strippers on my taskbar.