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jackiethecoed commented about El Rey Theatre on Sep 15, 2011 at 9:31 pm

This for Robert Campbell. I danced at the El Rey beginning in the fall of 1949 as Colette the Beaucoup Girl.I also worked in skits with the two comics, Bruce & forgot the other chaps name. His wife was Bonnie. I couldn’t sew (I was on the college track @ El Cerrito High & not yet 18)so I became the 1st stripper (other than Lily St. Cyr) to strip out of street clothes. I became Jackie the Coed.I don’t recall your dad but I sure remember the ugly “butcher” Charlie who sold the french photos & crackerjacks! And of course, Pete D.& his lovely blonde wife, Yvonne. The Follies brought me to LA & Temptest was sent to the El Rey, a much smaller venue. Before she left LA, I did watch her being taught to walk the T-Bar by Miss Lillian Hunt. A few years back I ran into Tempest @ Neiman Marcus in Newport Beach. Now she works the retirement communities but has sever sight problems. Still red-heades and busty!