This is Manny from the Vintage Cuties blog with another exciting update! I have recently acquired a new photo to add to the Vintage Cuties collection and to my ever growing mound of research on the all-girl topless band The Ladybirds. All thanks goes to friend of the website Richard Howe for tipping me off the existence of this film negative. There was an Ebay auction simply titled ‘TOPLESS LOUNGE ACT/Las Vegas RISQUE/2 1/4″ copy negative/RARE IMAGE.’ It seems like a pretty innocuous title for an auction listing. When Mr. Howe tipped me off to it I searched to find it, but all was in vain. Luckily, Mr. Howe was able to locate it and directly link it to me. Once on the auction page, I noticed that no one had placed any bids on the negative. It makes sense when you think about how difficult it was to locate the listing in the first place.
Because of this not so insignificant fact, I was able to win the auction effortlessly and it only cost a little over ten dollars; truly a blessing. Richard Howe suspects that this is taken from the same location as another picture taken of the band when they performed and opened for Godfrey Cambridge at the Aladdin Hotel in Las Vegas. I absolutely agree with his assessment. This is definitely taken from the same venue and time. The negative hasn’t arrived just yet, but I’m very excited to be acquiring another piece of The Ladybirds’ history. Again, many thanks to Richard Howe for tipping me off to this auction. Hopefully, this isn’t the last time anything new on The Ladybirds pops up. Until next time!
As always, if anyone has more information on the American all-girl topless band The Ladybirds in the form of photos, written articles or even video footage, then please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org