Saturday, July 18, 2009

Remembering Cronkite Remembering Wassau

'One of his most memorable interviews, he later said, was with Hinda Wassau, the burlesque star who invented the stripper pole.
'When [Walter] Cronkite, desperately searching for something he could get into family-friendly newspapers, asked her about the role of burlesque in boosting wartime morale, Wassau grabbed him by the lapels of his jacket. ''Let me tell you something,'' she snarled at the shaken Cronkite. ``The morals behind a burlesque stage are just as good as the morals at Radio City.'' '

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Does anyone have any pictures of Hinda Wassau?

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