The undisputed Queen of the Old Howard’s Burlesque era was Ann Corio, who starred here in the 1920s and 1930s.  Ann would later appear in several motion pictures, write a best-selling book (This Was Burlesque,) a musical (also titled This Was Burlesque,) and even have a hit record (How to Strip for Your Husband.)  But her real fame came from her days performing for Harvard students (and their professors,) mayors, high school truants, businessmen - and their wives - on the stage of the Old Howard.


Electricians working on the Eiffel Tower, Paris, France, 1937


Photographed by George Barris, 1962

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