Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Lola Falana Doesn't Run, Rides Horse Naked Instead


Known as the "First Lady of  Las Vegas" Lola Falana was originally a dancer who became an actress and a singer after she was discovered by Sammy Davis Jr..  She starred in a couple of films with him, was given a recording contract and helped destroy his marriage.  After the affair was over she went on to pose for Playboy Magazine and star in some Spaghetti Westerns and blaxploitation films including  Black Tigress (1967), The Klansman (1974), and Lady Cocoa (1975).  In the mid '70s she began performing in Vegas and became the highest paid female performer at the time, singing and dancing to sold-out crowds at the major hotels and casinos and eventually earning $100,000 a week at the Aladdin.


7 comments:

meandmythinkingcap said...

Mennn. she is hot,sexy and all, but 100,000 a week for sitting on a horse naked? You have any guy who earns that much for same job? Sorry couldn't control my jealousies (both hot body and the pay)

R said...

Sexy!

The Angry Lurker said...

Never heard of her but she is a bit of a looker.....

sundersartwork said...

It's amazing how many people there are , who made huge money and were super famous and now are forgotten. 100, 000 a week for singing and dancing?. That is more than Tom Jones gets.

D4 said...

Well she's foxy, I don't mind that.

That Bastard From Bellingham said...

"Grammaw, what did you do when you were younger? For a job?"

"OHHHHH baby, do I have a story to tell you~!"

Admittedly, yeowza, no WONDER Sammy Davis Jr. cheated with her. I mean dayum, dem hips look swivelly as a muthafugguh, yo.

Jay said...

yes please. :D

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