Carol Doda


Carol Doda, You Started It! R.I.P.

In honor of the passing of legendary Carol Doda, I am re-posting this. Topless Then and Now! Posted on October 21, 2014 by CAROLEJEAN’SCAPERS@WORDPRESS.COM20 Comments In its infancy in 1964, the world was shocked when Carol Doda did the swim and the frug atop a grand piano wearing only a skimpy […]

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New Barker in the Neighborhood

In honor of the passing of the legendary Carol Doda, my friend, and former co-worker, I am re-posting this series. May she rest in peace. Posted on May 28, 2014 by CAROLEJEAN’SCAPERS@WORDPRESS.COM17 Comments I had a visitor the other day. As soon as we sat down on the patio to […]


New Barker in the Neighborhood – Part 6 10

  Ten years later, I was walking around San Francisco’s North Beach, and I ran into Carol Doda on the street. She was still going strong, doing her nightly routine on top of the hydraulic baby-grand piano that came down from the ceiling with her doing the swim or the […]

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New Barker in the Neighborhood – Part 5 6

Start with Part 1: Leap before you look! I did it again. Langley Porter? I was pretty sure that was the psychiatric division of the UCSF (University of California, San Francisco) right down the street on Parnassus. The card said Paul Back had an appointment at 3:30 that day. This […]


New Barker in the Neighborhood – Part 3 5

Link to part 1:  http://caroleconnolly.wordpress.com/2014/05/28/new-barker-in-the-neighborhood Link to part 2:  Bimbo’s? We were going to a place called Bimbo’s? Probably a bunch of bimbos in there is why it’s called that. I was part of Eddie, the choreographer’s, entourage. We arrived in a black stretch limo, which picked us up at the […]


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New Barker in the Neighborhood – Part 2 7

If you missed part 1 see   I reported for my first shift at the Off  Broadway Club at precisely 5:00 as instructed. I wore my sneakers, and carried my high heels, in case I had to bolt. Bronco, the combo manager and barker, was there to greet me with a big […]


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I had a visitor the other day. As soon as we sat down on the patio to enjoy a peaceful visit, she said: “Oh, there’s a new barker in the neighborhood!” Where I live in Atenas, Costa Rica, the rolling hills create an acoustic phenomenon much like that of the […]

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