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Monday, October 20, 2008

Burlesque History, 1955: Star Sues over use of name

Burlesque Star Sues over use of name, 1955.
Claiming that shake dancer Rosa La Roso "was a mere child when I was established," white burlesque queen Rosa La Rose sought a New York court injunction to prohibit the Negro dancer from performing under so similar a name. Counter Rosa: "I never even heard of that other Rose."

1 comment:

Jenna said...

Thank you for posting! I found your blog while searching for African American burlesque dancers.