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Ricki Covette Burlesque Collection, ca.1950-1980

Donor:
Covette, Ricki
Physical description:
1.25 cu. ft. : 3 boxes
Type:
Advertisements
Collection descriptions
Brochures
Certificates
Clippings
Decals
Letters (correspondence)
Photographs
Postcards
Theater programs
Scrapbooks
Date:
1950
1950-1980
ca1950-1980
1920-1970
20th century
1950-2000
Notes:
Born in Alberta, Canada, Covette (Irene Jewell) had a twenty-year career in show business, including theater, small parts in television and film, but especially burlesque. After leaving show business, she started a succesful second career as a real estate broker in the Los Angeles area. She died in 2016.
Summary:
Six scrapbooks documenting the burlesque career of Irene Jewell (stage name Ricki Covette), who was billed as "The World's Tallest Exotic Dancer" at 6'8". The albums contain clippings; letters; certiicates; photographs, includng photographs of her act; ephemera, such as postcards, travel brochures, postcards and decals, from her travels; advertisements; and theater programs.
Cite as:
Ricki Covette Burlesque Collection, ca. 1950-1980, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
Topic:
Burlesque shows
Burlesque (Theater)
Striptease
Stripteasers
Local number:
2015.3010 (NMAH Acc.)
Data Source:
Archives Center - NMAH

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