A Woman to Know: Carol Doda
|Julia Carpenter||Nov 17, 2015|
Underneath this blonde hair, I do think logically. I know how to survive. — Carol
(Photo by Ken McLaughlin)
In 1960s San Francisco, she had a nickname: "The Susan B. Anthony of Stripping." As she put it herself, "I was the first to go topless in 1964 and I started a sexual revolution that spun as fast as twirling tassels."
I'll leave you with that. Add to your library list:
San Francisco: A Cultural and Literary History (Mick Sinclair)
Carol Doda sings and talks about her career (The San Francisco Chronicle)
City Exposed: Carol Doda (SFGate)
Legendary stripper Carol Doda dies at 78 (The San Francisco Chronicle)
What I learned about stripping and life from Carol Doda (CounterPunch)
Carol Doda, who helped popularize topless entertainment (The Washington Post)
Carol Doda Pictorial (Jezebel)
Carol Doda, Pioneer of Topless Entertainment (The New York Times)
Thank you to Laney Ellisor for recommending today's woman to know! And for eating ice cream with me one day in September. <3
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