It was just
another afternoon on patrol in Hollywood. Palm trees.
Movie stars. Cops wheelbarrowing dope out the back door
of the station house.
That's when dispatch
called in a report of an extraordinary new breakthrough
in Striptease Technology, namely a vintage fashion show
to be held at a fancy art-deco hotel on the Sunset Strip,
featuring six L.A. bombshells modeling swingtime apparel
then peeling down to their swingtime undies.
Bombshells in their underwear? I fired up the cherry
tops, double-pumped the
and pointed the
Five-O half-track towards the city's teeming downtown
garment district. The signs were auspicious. Only the
night before a couple of blocks away at the ancient,
cavernous Palace Theatre, the Five-O delegation attended
a triumphant exhibition of the film "Santo Confronts
Mexican wrestling immortal el Santo.
Last night 1969's best Mexican wrestling movie, and
today a fashion studio hatching schemes of Swingtime
Strippers on Sunset? The public most definitely had
a right to know. Here's what I found.