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T’Aint Fair

“T’aint fair” reads one of the signs held by protesters of newspaper censorship in 1959. Was that a pun? Could very well have been as a lot of the signs are rather clever with the wordplay. These vintage magazine pages were found at Nistagmus; the translated Spanish of the post reads:

In 1959, burlesque dancers Los Angeles protested against newspapers located in the city center, the prohibition against the appearance of naked or semi-naked in advertisements press night clubs, cabarets … In fact, newspapers decreed that only the head and shoulders of the strippers could appear in ads. Leading the strippers was Jennie Lee , President “The Exotic Dancers League”, which she founded in 1955 to inter alia improve the working conditions of the burlesque dancers in Los Angeles.

Another photo of the protest we can see inthe “Novita” (with sunglasses) the vice president of the league.

stripper protest

jennie lee president of league of exotic dancers protest

peelers and publishers unite

For more information on The Exotic Dancers League see here and here.

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