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Photos: Lili St. Cyr: Naked Angel

She bathed onstage and made stars swoon. Leslie Zemeckis pays tribute to the great stripteuse.


Lili St. Cyr
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Lili St. Cyr, performing in Los Angeles in 1955, in a translucent tub that reportedly cost $50,000. Courtesy of Bruno Bernard.

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Lili at home. Courtesy of Leslie Zemeckis.

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Lili and her attorney, Jerry Giesler, examine Lili’s underwear during her indecent-exposure trial, 1951. Courtesy of Getty Images.

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Lili weds Ted Jordan, her fifth husband, Las Vegas, 1955. Courtesy of Leslie Zemeckis.

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In Capri with Armando Orsini, her fourth husband, 1952. Courtesy of Leslie Zemeckis.

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The poster for Son of Sinbad, 1955.

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Onstage at Ciro’s nightclub, Los Angeles, 1955. Courtesy of Bruno Bernard.