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The above circa 1940 video of Chinese-American burlesque queen Noel Toy performing her famous fan dance, makes it clear to see why she was was often billed as “The Chinese Sally Rand.”
Undoubtedly the most famous Asian-American Burlesque performer of her time, Miss Toy began her show biz career as a photographer’s nude model at the Golden Gate International Exposition in 1939. Since Asian nude models were a rarity at the time, word soon spread around the San Francisco Bay Area and Noel was contacted by the owner of “Forbidden City,” a once-popular nightclub in San Francisco’s Chinatown. Believing Noel was just what he needed to spice up his club, the owner offered her 50 dollars a week (good money for that time) to headline at Forbidden City, which is where she first became known as the Chinese Sally Rand. There, she made famous her fan and “bubble dances,” the latter in which she used large balloons, rather than fans. According to Miss Toy, some customers were successful in popping her balloons with their cigarettes “but they also go it on their bill.”
A stalwart of Korean TV, Choi Ji-woo has (as Bubalabobo pointed out) suprisingly never been featured here before.
The AVN Adult Entertainment Expo which is typically held in the later half of January after CES in Las Vegas, Nevada, is a porn convention that I always wanted to attend in person.
The convention and award show was held at the Hard Rock Casino & Hotel on January 21st through the 24th. As I was looking through news and updated from the event, I thought that it was interesting to see the Japanese porn website R18.com with a presence at the convention. Along with the display booth, the website brought JAV stars Hitomi Tanaka and Anri Okita along to Las Vegas to help promote the site and meet with fans.
I’m not used to seeing or hearing about a Japanese pornsite at a western event such as AEE. I’m assuming that their booth presence went well. From the photos and videos, it looks like the crowds in attendance were treated to a tasty exhibit in more ways than one.
Bunny Sodaize is a brand ambassador for Playboy Thailand, and I think they would be rapt with the job she does.
Who better to get advice on a potential Chinese siren than TheBeijinger? So when he suggested Zhuzhu I just had to have a look.