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“The Gypsy Rose Lee of United Artists’ version of G-String Murders is Barbara Stanwyck, the Lady of Burlesque.

WHEN Gypsy Rose Lee was in the movies, Hollywood nice-nellies absolutely refused to let her use her strip-teasy name (she appeared as Louise Hovick). So it probably was consistent, if not bright, to change the name of best-seller mystery, G-String Murders, into something more suitable for the films. It is mow in production at United Artists under the title or Lady of Burlesque, and here are some or the first scenes. The new title was arrived at, according to reports, after a studio survey revealed that housewives, who are the mainstay of the movie audience, didn’t know what a G-string was. For the record, a G-string is that rhinestone vestige which burlesque strippers still have on when you think they’re all stripped.”

Meet Miss Virginia Kinn, PM Daily, Photo by Bernie Aumuller, April 13, 1947

Virginia Kinn is a 23-year-old burlesque stripteaser. When she’s in the metropolitan area, she has to play across the river at the Hudson Theater, Union City, or the Empire Theater in Newark because of the local license regulations. “Being in burlesque is like just like any other job,” she said. “As far as own time, we live like anybody else lives – we eat and we sleep. A lot of people have the wrong impression. They think we’re freaks or something…

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, October 11, 1947