11 Issues of “Cavalcade of Burlesque” – the First Issue (from 1951) Through Sept. 1954.
Lot 405. 11 Issues of “Cavalcade of Burlesque” – the First Issue (from 1951) Through Sept. 1954. Each of these magazines contains approximately 50 pages of burlesque history, articles on the contemporary burlesque scene and the dancers, and numerous black & white photos of the performers. Each edition is introduced by a celebrity – actor Robert Alda (Alan’s father), Phil Silvers, Bert Lahr, Jackie Gleason, Sophie Tucker, Bert Wheeler, Joey Bishop, etc. For the very first issue, Vol. 1, No. 1 from the Fall of 1951, two introducers were required – Bud Abbott and Lou Costello. Gypsy Rose Lee is on the cover. Ex. Other covers have: Winter 1951, Kitty Lynn on the front, Hillary Dawn on the back, vg-ex, price added, full-page photo of Gypsy Rose Lee. May 1952, Georgia Sothern front, Irma the Body back, vg-ex. Sept. 1952, Vickie Welles, Rose La Rose, who appeared in the 1946 movie “Queen of Burlesque,” ex. Dec. 1952, Rose La Rose, Gloria Marlowe (Flame), vg+ to ex. March 1953, Peaches (Strange), Penny Page, g-vg, complete, cover taped, pages ex. June 1953, Flash O’Farrell, Trudy Wayne, vg-ex, Lili St. Cyr photo on the inside front cover. Sept. 1953, Dolores del Rey, Raven, vg, half of one page missing, photo of Blaze Starr present. March 1954, Irma the Body, Texas Sheridan, vg+ to ex, Gypsy Rose Lee photo on about two-thirds of a page, full-page Peaches photo on the inside of the front cover. Sept. 1954, Mary Mack, Blaze Starr, vg, edge chips, spine taped, half-page photos of Tempest Storm and Rose La Rose; photo of Venus la Doll, the “Bronze Goddess of Love, as part of an article on black burlesque dancers; also, a four-page pictorial of Gay Dawn.. Dec. 1954, Rose La Rose, Virginia Kinn, vg+. Winning Bid $55.