Photo: John Bland
Lili St. Cyr (3 de junio de 1918 – 29 de enero de 1999), fue una famosa bailarina de striptease estadounidense. Nació en 1918, bajo el nombre de Willis Marie Van Schaack, en Minneapolis, Minnesota. Habiendo recibido lecciones de ballet en su juventud, empezó a bailar profesionalmente como corista en películas de bajo presupuesto de Hollywood.
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This interview was first published on The Sisterhood blog at The Forward.
Minnie Tonka and Darlinda Just Darlinda, a.k.a. The Schlep Sisters, will soon be lighting their Hanukkah candles … on stage and in various states of undress. The Brooklyn-based burlesque performers (who prefer to be known only by their stage names) will be appearing in the 6th Annual Menorah Horah at Manhattan’s Highline Ballroom on December 9. This will not be your usual holiday party. As we are warned: “Drop that dreidel and hold on to your latkes. We’re heating up the holidays with Hanukkah’s hottest Hebrew hotties!”
Tonka, a Minnesota native with a Masters in Jewish Education from the Jewish Theological Seminary, and Darlinda, an actress and performance artist originally from California, have been doing striptease together for nine years. Recently, they have devoted themselves full-time to performing and teaching burlesque. They also produce a number…
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