Pottstown Mercury March 29, 1937 Diane and Jimmy in the news
his nis the Her Act Is Art! Diana Raye Determined to Go Through With Lon don Strip Tease LONDON. March 28 (U.R With Diane Raye, Broadway sfrlp teaser, it's art that counts, not money. Therefore she will undress on the Palladium stage Monday night "or else." Producer George Black tried to shush" Diane, pay her wages and send her home. After watching a rehearsal and conferring with British stage censors. Black decided that Diane's act might prove "too great a shock" to English audiences. But Diane wouldn't be "shushed." "My act is not indecent, but artistic," she said, "It is not suggestive, but beautiful." Diane's husband of nine months, Jimmy Richards, a crooner, agreed. "My friends are kidding me now that I don't kaow how to 'tease,"' Diane said. "I'm going to be there when the show opens and if they refuse to let me go on the stage there'll be trouble. If I don't, it will give a blackeye to all strip dancers." In the interest of art and the honor of strip teasers in general Diane will be there Monday night with bells off, she said. Diane is 19. She has huge brown eyes, brown curls, olive skin and bountiful curves. She weighs 115 in working clothes and is Ave feet five. Her strip tease costume consists of seven tiny pieces of pink satin trimmed In white fur. She won't wear a net foundation, reinforced with patches of flesh - colored satin at strategic points, of which some censors approve. "That spoils the act," she said. this memorialized. one own In 1 w - !..