Black and Brown Burlesque Brown Skin Exotics and the Tinted Double Cover of Calvacade of Burlesque 1954
Actually, I have no idea if THIS Mary Mack was a woman of color, though she is exotic, the buzz word for anyone back then peeling it off who wasn't of European extraction. There WAS a brown skin Mary Mack working in a "colored review" around 1920, but this isn't her. Maybe this Mary named herself after the original Mary Mack?
The Savannah Club was operated by Joe Schiavone and located in Greenwich Village. 68 West Third Street. A block from Washington Square Park, just off Laguardia Place. It is currently an Indonesian Coffee Shop named Kopi-Kopi and it features a COFFEE AVOCADO MILKSHAKE, so they are still "mixing" things well.
Because no libraries had this magazine, it has never been indexed and there may be some relatives who would like to see these images of their beautiful ground-breaking ancestors, the names are added here.
Venus La Doll
Mary Smith (Not Illustrated)
Enjoy this historical article on the Savannah Club. Calvacade of Burlesque September 1954.
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