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Jennie Lee Twirling her Tassels
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Stage Name

Real Name

Jennie Lee Virginia Lee Hicks
"Miss 44 & Plenty More," | "The Bazoom Girl," | "The Biggest Bust in Burlesque"

        A young Virginia loved to laugh and dance. She began dancing as a teenager and first performed in a school play "Babes in Toyland." She graduated from Wyondotte High School in Kansas City, Kansas in 1947. Her first Chorus Girl Job was at the Folly Theatre in her senior year of High School. Later, moving on to the Burlesque stage as a featured dancer she was destined to become a veteran burlesque dancer having her own fan club called the baoomers. She was known for the ability to twirl tassels on both her breast's and behind at the same time.

       Jennie was an entertainer, not just a stripper who would even get acrobatic and do cartwheels across the stage according to Dixie Evens. Miss Lee Co-owned the "Blue Viking" and "the Sassy Lassy" (755 N. Pacific) nightclub in San Pedro (1968), California, with her husband, "The Singing Cowboy" himself Mr. Charlie Arroyo.The group Jan and Dean (along with Arnie)

sang one of their first songs about seeing Jennie Lee. The single "Jennie Lee" debuted in 1958 and peaked out at #8 on the charts and helped make Jennie a household name.

       In 1955 Jennie was an activist who did more for the profession and its dancers than any other one person. She and a group of eight other dancers created the 'Exotic Dancers League' to help Exotic dancers fight censorship such as in 1959 when Newspaper censorships were being placed on their Ads. She fought for better pay, better conditions with in the clubs and kept many people together and informed and helped many destitute, aging strippers who were becoming forgot about. Jennie was also the President of the American Guild of Variety Artists as well as avtive in other organizations.

       Jennie became afflicted with breast cancer and moved to a Mojave (Hellendale), California 40-acre farm in 1981. With her husband Charlie in tow they started the "the Exotic World Burlesque Museum and Striptease Hall of Fame" (1970) which still operates today (2012) under then guidance of Dixie Evens. Jennie Passed away from cancer at Helendale, San Bernardino County, California, USA in 1990 and her Urn resides in the Museum above.

 

Birth Place

Birth Date

Spouse

Measurements

Kansas City, Jackson County
Missouri
10/23/1928-3/24/1990Daniel Lewis Wanick (m.1949) (d.1968)42D"-26"-37"
 Charlie ArroyoBlue Eyes | Blonde

Dance Types

Dance Partners

Music Titles

EroticCold Wind In August (1961)Listen to free sample1954 - Sweet Jennie Lee! (Merrill Moore)MP3
Striptease Listen to free sample1958 - Jennie Lee (Jan & Arnie)MP3
  Listen to free sample1958 - Pity Miss Kitty (Jennie Lee lyric's) (B. Darin)MP3
  Medley: Louie Louie, Farmer John, Jennie Lee (Bobby Fuller)

Night Clubs

Theaters

Stage

Blue Viking, San Pedro CA. (co-owner)El Rey Theatre (Los Angeles)1954 - Canadian National Exhibition
Colony Club (Dallas)New Follies Burlesk Theater (Los Angeles, Ca.)Gypsy (Melodyland)
Hollywood Club (Birmingham)Melodyland (Los Angeles, Ca.)Will Success Spoil Rock Hunter?
Jamboree Club (Oklahoma City)Off Sunstet Theatre (Hollywood, Ca.)She Dood it in Dixie
Minsky's (Havana)Rialto Theatre (Chicago) 
Oscar's (Tiajuana)  
Paddock (Miami, FL.)  
Rafael 150 Club (San Francisco, CA.)  
Sassy Lassy, San Pedro CA. (co-owner)  
Stork Club (Shreveport)  
Tivilie (Mexico City)  

Films, Videos, DVD's

Films

Publications

Viewable thru a Youtube Video Pop-up window.
1951 - The French Follies6/1954 - Stare Magazine (Feature)
Video Clip not available at this time1953 - Peek-A-Boo [DVD]7/1955 - Modern Man (Jennie Lee wrote the article)
Video Clip not available at this time1958 - Abandon1957 - Cabaret Quarterly Magazine,Vol 4
Video Clip not available at this time1959 - Ding, Dong ... A Night at the Follies3/1957 - Risk Magazine
Video Clip not available at this time1961 - Cold Wind in August [DVD | Download]2/1958 - Frolic Magazine
Viewable thru a Youtube Video Pop-up window.
1962 - Hollywood Bustout (clip not Jennie)1959 - Knight Magazine - vol. 1 issue # 9
Video Clip not available at this time1962 - Moon-Pilot [DVD | VHS | Download]12/1964 - Modern Man (the Jennie Lee Story)
Viewable thru a Youtube Video Pop-up window.
1964 - Three Nuts in search of a Bolt [DVD]8/1967 - Best For Men Magazine (Article)
Video Clip not available at this time1967 - I, Marquis de SadeJennie Lee: Program Cover 1 (1950s)
Video Clip not available at this time1985 - Big Busty 3Jennie Lee: Program Cover 2 (1960s)
Video Clip not available at this timeStriptease Classics Vol.1 [DVD] 
Video Clip not available at this time2007 - Tit Queens of the Past Vol. 5 [DVD] 
Video Clip not available at this time2009 - Candy Girl Video: Sugar Rush [DVD] 
Video Clip not available at this time2009 - Titillating Tata's Vol. 7 [DVD] 
Video Clip not available at this timeGrindhouse Follies, Vol. 1 (aka Chicks and Chuckles) 
Video Clip not available at this timeGrindhouse Follies Vol. 4 (Sleepy Time Gal) 
Video Clip not available at this timeGrindhouse Follies, Vol. 7 (Sugar Daddy Stomp) 
Video Clip not available at this timeStrip-O-Rama Vol. 3 (Sugar Daddy and Sleepy Time) [VHS] 

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