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Barbara Yung Vintage Burlesque dancer photo 1

Barbara Yung ... "the Tallest Chinese Girl in America."

Vintage Burlesque dancer : Barbara Yung, trained in Ballet and started dancing in San Francisco in the early 40s... mainly at the Shghai club. Danced in the film 'Pal Joey' as an oriental dancer. She did dance in some famous Burlesque revues in the 1950's.


B/W Photo 1: Miss Yung is holding two large oriental fans. She is wearing an Asian themed burlesque costume.



  • Birth Name: Barbara Yung Ying
  • Birth Date: 1919
  • Birth Place: Oakland, Ca. USA.
  • Married: Eddie Pond
  • Clubs/Theatres: The Kubla Khan | Club Shanghai | El Rey | Fong Wan's Club | Minsky's | The Sky Room
  • Revues: Chinese Girls-a-Peekin' Revue (Fong Wan's Club Oakland) | China Darlings of 1950 Revue | Chinatown after Midnite.
  • Films: Pal Joey (1957)


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