By day, former Ziegfeld Follies dancers lounged in the Purgatory Hot Springs Pool. By night, they upped the talent pool at the Lighthouse Supperclub.
The burlesque revues and chorus shows attracted not only tourists and Colorado locals but America’s cultural elite. The entertainment died when an arsonist torched the venue in 1927.
Well-Rounded Holiday Entertainment was always featured at the Lighthouse Supper Club in Purgatory Springs Colorado.
Flapper elegance at Joe Danna’s Lighthouse Supper Club and Speakeasy in Purgatory Springs, circa 1927.
Backstage camaraderie was priceless for these kittens
The pioneers of the twerk
High production value was rare
Boxing was a craze thanks to local champ Jack Dempsey
Former follies stars ensured quality entertainment
Proof that the Lighthouse was insensitive to the dignity of Native American Culture
Polynesian themes were popular
Supplemental income from "girly" poses was routine for those in need
A bawdy affair as the showgirl Fannie dances with her spooky friend. The masked man is believed to be the alleged arsonist, Salvatore Pinelli.