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ED Publications: Woman Who Popularized Topless Dancing, Passes at 78

Her entrance each night was about as “grand” as a performer could imagine: She was brought to the stage at the Condor Club in San Francisco from above, as she danced atop a white grand piano while it was lowered from the ceiling.

“Carol Doda, whose 44DD, silicone-enhanced breasts became known as the “Twin
Peaks of San Francisco,” passed away on Monday, November 9th, from kidney failure,
at age 78. She danced topless at the Condor Club for over 20 years, giving her final
performances in 1985 (she also performed bottomless on occasion as well, a practice
which she first dared in 1969). Within that 20-year span, she was a full-blown Bay Area
celebrity. That fame came immediately, as just a few days after that initial topless
performance, attendees from the 1964 Republican National Convention in San Francisco flocked to the Condor”

Read the full story from ED Publications.

SF Gate: Legendary S.F. stripper Carol Doda dies at 78

Carol Doda, who helped take stripping out of the shadowy margins of American society and gained worldwide fame as a topless dancer in the 1960s and ’70s, died Monday of complications related to kidney failure. She was 78.

“Carol Doda, who helped take stripping out of the shadowy margins of American society and gained worldwide fame as a topless dancer in the 1960s and ’70s, died Monday of complications related to kidney failure. She was 78.

Ms. Doda was not the first stripper in San Francisco but she was probably the classiest, and she made her art form more acceptable to a mainstream audience. The city has always embraced the entertainer in any form, and Ms. Doda, with her combination of looks, personality and humor, was eagerly promoted as the city’s peep-show ambassador.”

Read the full story at SF Gate.

Business Insider: 11 Must-see SF Destinations That Most People Don’t Know About (Article)

Condor Club SF featured in Business Insider article “11 Must-See San Francisco Destinations That Most People Don’t Know About”

“Swoop down Broadway to soak up the deviant decadence of The Condor, made famous in the 60s for being the world’s first topless strip club.”

Read the full article at Business Insider.