odiousgambit
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March 15th, 2010 at 8:15:18 AM permalink
I'm willing to bet someone that this Vegas tradition of the headdresses comes from Cuba, after reading a book about Cuba and Casinos. Not necessarily showgirls, per se, but the flamboyent headdress.

However, have not found a confirmation of that in factual language, which I would need to have to be able to bet. Person takng other end of bet would not be checking here. Can anyone help?
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DJTeddyBear
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March 15th, 2010 at 9:20:47 AM permalink
I know you can't always trust what you read on the internet, but...

Here's an except from the Wikipedia article about the Havana Tropicana Club:
Quote:

The showgirls at the Tropicana, known collectively as "Las Diosas de Carne" (or "Flesh Goddesses"), were renowned the world over for their voluptuousness, and the cabaret showcased a kind of sequin-and-feather musical theater that would be copied in Paris, New York, and Las Vegas.


The article doesn't say anything sepcific about the headdresses, but I think it's a safe bet to connect the dots.
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odiousgambit
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March 15th, 2010 at 6:42:45 PM permalink
thanks, I'm pretty convinced without enough to feel I can bet ... in the meantime the other side of the bet is getting cold feet.

It'd be something if this is a fact, but forgotten today.
the next time Dame Fortune toys with your heart, your soul and your wallet, raise your glass and praise her thus: “Thanks for nothing, you cold-hearted, evil, damnable, nefarious, low-life, malicious monster from Hell!” She is, after all, stone deaf. ... Arnold Snyder

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