How times have changed. In this narrative, vintage burlesque was a quaint fad that helped pre-feminist-era women express their vibrant sexuality in a society that wanted to cover it up. Candy Barr bucked all that: She strapped on some pasties and a couple of six-shooters and took to the stage. But when she died in Victoria of pneumonia on Dec. Even in death, her persona was too dangerous to pay tribute to.
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Juanita Dale Slusher July 6, — December 30, , better known by her stage name Candy Barr , was an American stripper , burlesque dancer, actress, and adult model in men's magazines of the midth century. During the s, she received nationwide attention for her stripping career in Dallas , Los Angeles , and Las Vegas , her encounters with the law, the death of her second husband, and her sentence to a prison term for drug possession. She was also in relationships with Mickey Cohen and Jack Ruby. After serving three years in prison, Barr went to South Texas. She returned to stripping in the late s, and posed for Oui magazine in the s. Then, she retired. In the early s, Barr was acknowledged in the magazine Texas Monthly as one of history's "perfect Texans", along with other Texans, including Lady Bird Johnson.
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Under a year sentence assessed in Dallas for possession of Marijuana, the stripper has exhausted all appeals. Burlesque dancer Candy Barr, left, smiles prettily as her attorney, Lester May, whispers to her at the defense table at the opening of her trial, Feb. The dancer is charged with illegal possession of narcotics. She was
In , when she was 25, Candy Barr, right, taught actress Joan Collins to do a striptease for the movie "Seven Thieves. During my days at the Washington Post, I developed pretty much by happenstance an unofficial beat covering Texans dead or alive who might be of interest to a national audience. The name Juanita Dale Slusher isn't likely to ring a bell, but for Texans of a certain age, her inspired stage name certainly will. Even now, nearly a decade after her death, Candy Barr may be the state's most famous exotic dancer. In , Playboy magazine listed her as one of the 20th century's most desirable women.