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Stripper and First Lady

A rare early 1940s photo was recently found among artifacts from the collection of the soon-to-close Liberace museum in Las Vegas (more on that later). The photo shows then-First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt having a smiling chat with Lili St. Cyr, one of the most popular strippers of the time. Wonder what they were talking about? Politics? Fashions? Since both were tireless USO travelers who frequently visited U.S. troops in combat areas during World War II, do you think Lili was saying, "Mrs. Roosevelt, have I got some really great outfits you can wear for the GIs during your next USO trip!"

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