Cincinnati Edition - 513-419-7100
Fri July 18, 2014
Our Nimble Lass - Cincinnati Magazine's fascinating story of a local 1930's burlesque performer
She was a local girl with big dreams who found a career in burlesque. After being alerted to an intriguing item for sale on eBay, a 1930's stripper/dancer scrapbook in Cincinnati, the editors at Cincinnati Magazine pounced, bought the scrapbook, and went in search of the owner's story- Erma Kunkel, known as Ermaine, the Platinum-Haired Dansuese in the 1930's world of burlesque. Cincinnati Magazine Deputy Editor Amanda Boyd Walters and Senior Editor RJ Smith talk with us about the unusual tale of a girl from Over-the-Rhine turned personality dancer.