Friday, June 19, 1964: Carol Doda

Carol Doda, a waitress at The Condor nightclub in San Francisco, first dances in a topless bathing suit (designed by Rudi Gernreich). Her fame increases along with her bust size, as she soon goes from a 34B to a 44D through a series of silicone injections. Many other San Francisco bars follow The Condor's lead in offering topless entertainment.

-- 1969 photo from Corbis Images. Caption: "Five years ago, a go-go dancer named Carol Doda descended bare-breasted from a hole in the ceiling of a discotheque called The Condor club. Carol is seen here performing her 'topless dance' to the accompaniment of the rock 'n' roll duo of George 'n' Teddy."

* "The First Monokini: Trying to make the Topless Swimsuit Happen in 1964" (from www.messynessychic.com): @
* "Me? In That!" (Life magazine, July 10, 1964): @
* "The West Passes the Topless Test" (Life magazine, March 11, 1966): @ 
* "Varieties of Topless Experience" (Arthur Berger, San Francisco State College, 1966): @
* "North Beach: Hotbed for the Bizarre / Where Topless Go-Go's and Booming Bands Bustle" (Billboard magazine, May 6, 1967): @
* "Striptease: The Untold History of the Girlie Show" (Rachel Shteir, 2004): @ 
* The Condor summary (from www.mistersf.com): @ 

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