Carol Doda, who was widely credited with triggering a nationwide topless revolution as a year-old go-go dancer in , died on Monday in San Francisco. She was Her death was confirmed by the St. Friends said the cause was complications of kidney failure. To understand the scandalousness of Ms.
This 19-year-old dancer bared it all, then her obscenity trial made her a star
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If you were coming of age in San Francisco in the 60s, you were probably swept up in a lot of things, including perhaps the scandalous news reported in June of about a woman by the name of Carol Doda. Doda was an exotic dancer who took off her top during a performance at the Condor Club which also employed a young Sly Stone for a short time in the San Francisco area of North Beach while on top of a piano. Why was this such big news you ask? Well, Doda has been credited by many as one of the first dancers to perform without her top in the U. While this would be more than enough to propel Doda to stardom, she would further capitalize on her worldwide notoriety by injecting her breasts with silicone at the behest of her managers at the Condor Club.
PHOTOS: Legendary SF topless dancer Carol Doda through the years
She was the first public topless dancer. In Doda made international news, first by dancing topless at the city's Condor Club , then by enhancing her bust from size 34 to 44 through silicone injections. In Assistant Manager James "Jimmy the Beard" Ferrozzo was crushed to death by the hydraulic piano while lying atop his naked stripper girlfriend, Theresa Hill. She also performed the Twist , The Frug , and the Watusi.
A year earlier, the Condor had reportedly become the first topless bar in the world with a show featuring a year-old named Carol Doda. Similar clubs even in major cities like New York and Los Angeles still required performers to wear pasties. Other San Francisco clubs followed suit and soon the promise of breasts proliferated throughout the neighborhood. She was also one of the first female performers to artificially enhance her bust with a series of silicone injections, which jumped her bra-size up by 8 sizes. The result was overwhelming.