Charmaine: vintage 4x10 photo. The photo has faint crop lines on it, because it was used to create a 1940 newspaper piece
Charmaine was a burlesque headliner, but in 1943 she would change her stage name to Christine Ayres and become the principal dancer for the 1943 and 1944 Ziegfeld Follies.
Winnie Garrett aka. “The Flaming Redhead”..
Eleanor Ames in Stockings & Heels
Scan sourced from ebay: “newenglandpinupsandmore”
Roberta Jonay: Vintage 8x10 photo dated 19 June 1941 promoting her appearance in a show called “The Continental Revue”.
Peaches (Mildred Strange) - The Queen of Quiver: vintage 8x10 photo
Mildred Strange was raised in Texas, by her uncle, a methodist minister. When a teen, Mildred ran away from home and joined a traveling burlesque show. Apparently the showbusiness life-style agreed with her, because under the stage name Peaches, she became a “Minsky’s Girl” and one of the top billes burlesque dancers of her time.
Jean Carroll: vintage 8x10
Jean was born Mary Henrici in Toledo, OH in 1916. Jean and her sister JoAnn were both vaudeville and burlesque dancers, and they would often do a tandem strip-tease. JoAnn retired from burlesque in approximately 1936, but Jean continued on in burlesque until 1964.
She is not the same “Jean Carroll” that was a popular comedienne in the 50’s, even briefly having her own TV show. That Jean Carroll was born Celine Zeigman in 1911 in Paris, France.
Kay Aldridge in a publicity still for DuBarry Was a Lady, 1943.