Tempest Storm Autographed 10×8 Colour Photo

£135.55

Tempest Storm Autographed 10×8 Colour Photo

1 in stock

Want to think about this item? Add it to your basket now to temporarily prevent another customer buying it. Items in your basket remain yours for 120 minutes.
Description

Description

Tempest Storm Autographed 10×8 Colour Photo

Tempest Storm (born Annie Blanche Banks, February 29, 1928 – April 20, 2021), also dubbed “The Queen Of Exotic Dancers,” was an American burlesque star and motion picture actress. Along with Lili St. CyrSally Rand, and Blaze Starr, she was one of the best-known burlesque performers of the 1950s, 1960s, and 1970s. Her career as an exotic dancer spanned more than 60 years and she was still performing in the early 21st century

Storm was a regular performer for many years at the EL REY, a burlesque theater in Oakland, California, as well as at clubs around the United States, including in Las Vegas. She was famous for her physical measurements (44DD-25-35) and her naturally red hair. She was featured in numerous men’s magazines and burlesque movies, including Russ Meyer’s French Peep Show (1950),Paris After Midnight (1951), Striptease Girl (1952), Irving Klaw’s Teaserama, (1955) (which also featured Bettie Page) and his Buxom Beautease (1956). She traveled extensively and did many performances in Las Vegas and Reno, Nevada. She famously “dated” Elvis Presley and J F Kennedy.

In 1953 she moved to Portland, Oregon and worked at the Star Theater. A few months later she moved over to the Capital Theater down the street after her then-husband John Becker bought it. The owner of the Star then brought Becker’s ex-wife, and rival burlesque star, Arabelle Andre to the Star to perform as “John’s Other Wife”. This sparked a “burlesque war” that made it into the pages of LIFE magazine on November 30, 1953.

In the late 1950s, her breasts – her “moneymakers” as she called them – were insured by Lloyds of London for one million dollars. She acted in several motion pictures both as herself and in a character role.

With writer Bill Boyd, Ms. Storm told her life story in the 1987 book Tempest Storm: The Lady Is a Vamp. (ISBN 0-934601-25-9). She was inducted into the Exotic World Burlesque Museum Hall of Fame in Helendale, California, where one of her G-strings is part of the museum’s display.  Storm officially retired in 1995 at the age of 67, but has done occasional stage performances since.  In 1999 she stripped in San Francisco’s O’Farrell Theatre to mark the club’s 30-year anniversary. Mayor Willie Brown declared a “Tempest Storm Day” in her honor.

Tempest Storm Autographed 10×8 Colour Photo

Tempest Storm in Las Vegas April 2012

Tempest Storm in Las Vegas April 2012

Shipping & Delivery

We pride ourselves on our customer service and strive to exceed expectations. We aim to dispatch your order of a physical product the next working day and where this isn't possible we will always try let you know.

Once your item arrives you have 90 days to make sure it is exactly what you wanted - if you change your mind for any reason simply return the item in it's original condition within this period and receive a full refund of the purchase price, no questions asked.

Our postal partner of choice is Royal Mail. For standard deliveries in the UK we use Royal Mail Special Delivery which is fully trackable and insured. For overseas orders we use Royal Mail International Tracked and Signed, which is fully insured and trackable in the UK. Once the product arrives in the designation country, the product can be tracked via the delivery partner's website.

Orders dispatched using Royal Mail come with the following standard levels of insurance included in the shipping charge:  UK and Ireland - £500 / Europe - £250 / Rest of The World incl USA and Canada - £250. For orders in excess of the above we recommend contacting us before placing an order to discuss your insurance needs. 

For high value orders, or those requiring expediated international delivery, we use a variety of courier partners, in particular UPS, DHL, DPD, TNT and USPS. There may be an additional charge for these deliveries.

We always choose the right service for your needs and never make a profit on shipping.

Presley Collectibles is not responsible for items lost in transit - all items are sent fully insured so we will assist the purchaser in claiming for missing items. 

Presley Collectibles is not responsible for any customs fees / import taxes payable. PLEASE NOTE: if your order attracts customs fees / import taxes and you are not able/willing to pay them, your order will be returned to us by your country's authorities. Any and all fees Presley Collectibles has to pay to accept the return will be deducted from any refund owed to you. .

Presley Collectibles is not responsible for typographical or photographic errors. Prices, specifications and stock levels are subject to change without notice.

FOR CUSTOMERS IN RUSSIA:

In recent years’ Russian authorities have increasingly tightened the regulations around shipping to their country. In 2016 a temporary ban on private individuals importing non-document shipments to other private individuals was in effect, with no definite end date given. In less formal terms, this means that if you want to buy a signed record from us and you live in St Petersburg, you need to have it sent to a business where you can collect it.

If you aren't able to collect your order, businesses in Russia are free to ship to other businesses, or private individuals, although the latter may involve extra paperwork. For businesses sending to private individuals, no tax or duties will be applied to shipments up to a value of EUR €1,000, or totaling 31kg per calendar month, anything above this will have duties and taxes applied. For all other shipments there is no import duty for packages below EUR €200 in value.