Lou Walters kicked the publicity machine into gear when he hired Yvonne Menard to dance at the Latin Quarter. Who wouldn't, if you were contracted to paying her $1250 a week in 1950s bucks?
Was she hot? Eh. Certainly not as hot as the copy here indicates…a teaser for the July issue of Cabaret magazine from the back cover of June 1955. Guess what else? Marilyn Monroe appeared on the July issue, so I fear dear Yvonne fell by the wayside. She got seven pages inside, but with Monroe on the cover? In BUBBLES? Thanks Frenchie…but I'm sticking with a homegrown.
Moldy publicity photograph Yvonne Menard cribbed from a gossip rag.
Back cover Cabaret Magazine June 1955 Collection Victor Minx
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