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Brlesque Star Miss Zorita aka Kathryn Boyd

Stage Name

Real Name

Miss Zorita

Kathryn Boyd

aka: Miss England | Ada Brockette | Savage

        Zorita was adopted by Methodists as a child, by the time she was fifteen years old and "built to the hilt for her age" she would be doing stag parties, then nudists colonies (San Diego Worlds Fair) and finally turned to burlesque. Her routines would contain the use of snakes (Pythons & Boa Constrictors) as a gimmick with her most remembered routine being called "the consummation of the wedding of the snake."

    Another of her routines was called the Half and Half (by Vernon Castle) whereas the dancer/performers costume was half designed as a male and the other half as a female design. The dancer would usually don make-up to reflect the

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same, and Zorita became famous for her provocative rendition.

    Zorita was  'Queen of the flashers,'  meaning that when the cops were not in attendence looking for a reason to shut it down, the audience would see alot more than the PoPo would. Zorita liked women more than men and never married but did date certain men and used them for all they were worth. She became very famous in the world of burlesque and by 1954 had retired from stripping while owning her own burlesques nightclubs in the New York and Miami areas.

Sometime around In 1974 she moved to Florida where she bred Persian cats and retired from the Burlesque world entirely.


Birth Place

Birth Date

Spouse

Measurements

Children

Youngstown, OH8/30/1915-11/12/2001Never Married (Lesbian)n/aTawny
     

Dance Types/ Routines

Dance Partners

Music Title

Consummation of the Wedding of the SnakeElmer and Oscar - Her Snakes Zorita (Fields-Madera Orchestra)
Dance of the Wandering Hands  
Fan Dance (used Sally Rands fans)  
Half and Half dance  
Her Sacred Snake Dance  
Striptease  

Night Clubs

Theaters

Stage

606 Club (1944)n/aSan Diego Worlds Fair
Gaiety Club  Zorita's Cuban Circus Revue
Minsky's  
   

Video Clips (pop-up)

Films

Television

Publications

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1949 - I Married a SavageHBO's "Pretty Things"5/13/1944 - Gotham Life Magazine
Video Clip not available at this time1959 Naughty New York (aka Eve or Apple) [DVD] 1946 - Bits and Pieces Magazine
Video Clip not available at this time1969 - Judy's Little No-No (aka Let's Do It) 1963 - High Heels magazine v3 #3
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1974 - Lenny  1963 - Pepper Magazine
Video Clip not available at this time  2004 Book - Burlesque (by Jane Zimmerman)
Video Clip not available at this time   

NOTE:

Various ZORITA Photo's
Burlesque stripper - ZORITA photo Burlesque stripper - ZORITA photo (Half and Half: Bride and Groom) Burlesque stripper - ZORITA photo Burlesque stripper - ZORITA photo Burlesque stripper - ZORITA photo Burlesque stripper - ZORITA photo


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