One of the great things about the internet is that it’s so vast that there is always something new out there. Even if an article was published months or years ago, chances are good that it’s going to be new to some one. Items ricochet around cyberspace waiting to impact a fresh set of retinas and minds of people pecking on their keyboards. Such is the case with an article I published a while back about a go-go bar in a small South Jersey town and a famously eccentric celebrity’s ex-wife who danced there. I recently received an email from Marty Mazie who was poking around the internet looking for links to his past, and he came across my article about Miss Vicki and The Club Mardi Gras at Willceau Illo News.
I GOOGLED CLUB MARDI GRAS BECAUSE I OWNED IT BACK IN THE 1980’S. JUST OUT OF CURIOSITY. I AM NOW 82 YEARS OLD AND AS I WAS ON MY COMPUTER AND I STARTED TO REFLECT ABOUT MY LIFE.
I CAME ACROSS YOUR ARTICLE ABOUT MISS VICKI. I HIRED HER TO DANCE AT MY MARDI GRAS CLUB IN THE 80’S.
AS I REMEMBER THE STORY, SHE LEFT TINY TIM AND WAS LOOKING FOR WORK AS A GOGO DANCER. SHE HADN’T ANY EXPERIENCE BUT BECAUSE SHE WAS MISS VICKI, I HIRED HER FOR PUBLICITY AND PUT HER PICTURE WITH OTHER DANCERS IN OUR LOCAL NEWS PAPER.
SHE WAS SHY AND DIDN’T KNOW HOW TO DANCE SO I PUT HER WITH THE OTHER DANCERS TO SHOW HER HOW. SHE WAS SO PRETTY IT WOULDN’T OF MATTER.
HER FIRST COSTUME WAS A TWO PIECE BATHING SUIT AND IT DIDN’T SHOW MUCH SKIN. SHE WAS UPSET BECAUSE SHE DIDN’T MAKE MANY TIPS.
I TOLD HER SHE HAD TO SHOW MORE SKIN AND GET COSTUMES LIKE THE OTHER DANCERS WERE WEARING. LIKE I SAID SHE WAS VERY SHY BUT WHEN SHE TOOK MY ADVISE SHE GOT BETTER TIPS AND SHE BECAME VERY HAPPY AND AND SHE STARTED TO WORK OTHER CLUBS.
MISS VICKI INTRODUCED ME TO TULIP ONLY ONCE IN THE CLUB AND SHE WAS ADORABLE.
I HAD 1/2 PAGE NEWS PAPER AD OF HER PICTURE WITH 3 OTHER DANCERS, I SEEMED TO HAVE LOST IT BUT IF YOU CALLED THE WOODBURY NEWS PAPER THEY PROBABLY HAVE IT IN THEIR ARCHIVES.
WOW! I love when puzzle pieces align offering a view of a bigger picture! Thanks, Mr Mazie, for sharing your story. I will share it with the readers out there and the folks on Facebook, and we’ll see what we can shake loose!
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