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'''Big Als and the Condor Club in North Beach mid-1990s.'''
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Photo: Brett Reierson''
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Condor Club, 300 Columbus at Broadway. Silicon-queen Carol Doda, who measures 44-22-36, brought topless dancing to California on June 19th, 1964. The club continued to stretch the boundaries of the natural as well as the permissible: in response to an ordinance prohibiting the display of pubic hair, the dancers shaved their crotches and wore tiny, strategically-placed wigs. (Customers thought they were seeing real pubic hair.) That ordinance, by the way, is no longer in effect. Among the Condors distinguished alumni is performance artist Karen Finley, who went from gams to yams.
 
Condor Club, 300 Columbus at Broadway. Silicon-queen Carol Doda, who measures 44-22-36, brought topless dancing to California on June 19th, 1964. The club continued to stretch the boundaries of the natural as well as the permissible: in response to an ordinance prohibiting the display of pubic hair, the dancers shaved their crotches and wore tiny, strategically-placed wigs. (Customers thought they were seeing real pubic hair.) That ordinance, by the way, is no longer in effect. Among the Condors distinguished alumni is performance artist Karen Finley, who went from gams to yams.
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Latest revision as of 14:45, 28 July 2020

Unfinished History

Carol-Doda-acquitted.jpg

The infamous Carol Doda after her acquittal.

Photo: San Francisco Examiner

Condor Club North Beach1973 Michael-Holley.jpg

Condor Club at Broadway and Columbus, 1973.

Photo: Michael Holley, via wikimedia commons

Condor Club, 300 Columbus at Broadway. Silicon-queen Carol Doda, who measures 44-22-36, brought topless dancing to California on June 19th, 1964. The club continued to stretch the boundaries of the natural as well as the permissible: in response to an ordinance prohibiting the display of pubic hair, the dancers shaved their crotches and wore tiny, strategically-placed wigs. (Customers thought they were seeing real pubic hair.) That ordinance, by the way, is no longer in effect. Among the Condors distinguished alumni is performance artist Karen Finley, who went from gams to yams.

—Dr. Weirde

—Editor's note: the Condor is now a sports bar ...

Carol-doda-ad-for-the-condor.jpg

The woman who launched an industry.

Norbeach$big-als.jpg

Big Als and the Condor Club in North Beach mid-1990s.

Photo: Brett Reierson

The-Ladybirds.jpg

The Ladybirds, a promotional shot, mid-1960s.

Photo: courtesy Dick Boyd


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