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Wednesday, December 1, 2021

This Week In '66


With Lynn Peril

The topless trend was in the news This Week in ‘66--specifically, cities and towns cracking down on what was called “public indecency,” and dancers and club owners getting hauled into court. But what constituted indecency? Also in the news, Truman Capote’s Black and White Ball. 


“U.S. Holds a ‘Sneak’ Nuclear Test,” San Bernardino County Sun, December 4, 1966, 9. 

Boettner, Jack, “Council Gives Green Light; Topless Show Will Continue Anaheim Run,” The Los Angeles Times, November 29, 1966, 3. 

Greenberg, Abe, “The Voice of Hollywood,” November 24, 1966, 5. 

“Ruling on Topless Barmaids,” Oakland Tribune, November 29, 1966, 15. 

“Pismo Police Wary of Topless Trend,” Santa Maria Times, December 1, 1966, 2. 

Brimmell, George, “‘Square’ Old Washington Refuses to Succumb to Topless Trend,” Calgary Herald, December 28, 1966, 6. 

Jares, Joseph, “Debate on Over-Exposure; What to Do About the Topless Problem,” The Los Angeles Times, February 14, 1965, 35. 

Harper, Marques, “In the Realm of Possibility,” Los Angeles Times, May 19, 2019, P8. 

Brothers, Dr. Joyce, “The Naked Truth About the Topless Bathing Suit,” Town & Country, September 1964, 91.

“No. Beach Raid--Dancers Arrested,” San Francisco Examiner, April 23, 1965, 1. 

Hyer, Dick, “Topless Girls Freed--Judge Directs Verdict,” San Francisco Examiner, May 8, 1965, 1. 

Wasserman, John, “Frisco’s Topless Tiger Hopes for Singing Role to Start New Career,” The Brandon Sun, July 20, 1966, 11. 

“Topless on Trial; Carol Doda to Be Expert Witness,” Santa Cruz Sentinel, November 28, 1966, 14. 

Legendary S.F. Stripper Carol Doda dies at 78

Carol Doda, Pioneer of Topless Entertainment, Dies at 78