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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 […]

Carol Doda

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 […]

Carol Doda

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 […]


New Barker in the Neighborhood 17

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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