I guess if the pinnacle of your peeling career is appearing in a mask as "Miss X" you don't leave much of a paper trail, but I'll do my best here.
Misty Monaco billed herself as "The Rage of the Riviera" to cash in on interest in Monaco after Princess Grace took the tiny casino-sized country and tax-haven by storm. House of Burtman printed her as Miss X. Thanks Lenny.
Misty toured with Torchy Blair and Lenora d'Gama and was represented by the ex-boxer and ex-hoofer Eddie Suez, a promoter in Philadelphia. Suez coincidentally purchased Club Avalon in Jersey shortly after the main competitor for nightclub dollars in the area burned down. He bought the club from Frank Palumbo. Frank Palumbo was the "subject of regular insinuation and speculation" according to Wiki, but rumors of his Mafia connections were "unsubstantiated." Hmm…maybe Palumbo should have gone by the name "Torchy" too. Though Palumbo was known as a "fixer" and in 1950 one of his clubs was the "meeting place for "fifty of the mob's Philadelphia number's bankers." Well, I'm sure Eddie kept his nose clean. Eddie operated the Club Avalon only during the summer.
Eddie made most of his dough promoting "Sepia" vocal groups and swing acts. but he also kept "six lines of girls working" which is probably where Miss Misty fit in. Unless they were exceptional the dames made $25 a week. Small time. Eddie had a stable of songbirds, magicians, roller skating acts and comics. Oh…and cash-cow horrible "spicy" comic and Oliver Hardy imitator Johnny Cahill. Hyuk!
Eddie Suez also represented Tirza, the wine-bath stripper, who WAS exceptional and earned more than a grand a week.
Anyway, I digress…but only because I can't find any more good stuff about Miss Monaco.
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