Shannon Doah was born in
London, England and lived in Europe, the US, Japan and Mexico. She now
resides in San Diego, CA. As a young girl, she admired the goddesses and dancers
from Hollywood's Silver Screen and Golden Years. Her parents had seen
the Crazy Horse Saloon show in 1951, the first year the Paris cabaret
Rummaging in the garage, she found the old "Le Crazy
Horse Saloon" and "Lido de Paris" brochures! She dreamed of becoming a
showgirl. Her fantasy became a reality.
Shannon Doah performed and
toured during the 1960's into the 1980's as a featured striptease
headliner both nationally and internationally, represented
by various agencies including: Sparky Blaine’s "American Showgirl" and the
Her burlesque adventures
began in wild and untamed notorious North Beach, San Francisco. She
performed at Big Al's, The Condor and El Cid with live bands,
singers, comedians and "barkers" at the front door. Rock
stars, movie stars, sports stars and world-class dancers would often sneak
in for a peek!
Shannon Doah returned to Santa
Monica CA in 1970 and began dancing in Los Angeles area and Hollywood
Strip and Go-Go Clubs. Discovered while performing striptease in an
LA nightclub, she became a star in the first US production of the
original Crazy Horse Paris Saloon show. The club was a favorite hang out of Hollywood's
stars and International celebrities. ( "The
Losers" was the location of the filming of the movie "Flare-up" starring
Shannon Doah is known for
Varga Girl looks,
Screen Goddess and Paris inspired shows and
elaborate costumes. Past and current shows include:
"Boudoir Bath", "Spider Web", "Revolving Lounge", Classic
Can", "Saloon Girl" "Naked Maja", "Vegas
Cowgirl", " French Gaiety Girl", "Sweet Dreams", "Touch of
Venus" "Doah Delic" and "Entre Le Nuit".
Video , Television, Movie and Magazine credits
Playboy Channel, "Eroticize" with Kitten Natividad. "Pleasure
in Paradise," "Miss World Burlesque", Oui Magazine
Costume designers include:
(Chouinard Art Institute),
Dorothy Shula and Hedy Jo Star. Shannon Doah also designed her own
wardrobe and has a
degree in Costume Design.
Tahiti inside an enormous open air Tiki Hut with a huge circular floor
stage to a audience seated in a circle on the floor!
Shannon performed with Country Joe and the Fish and other legendary SF
area bands at San Quentin Prison, a show organized by the SF Chapter
of the Hell's Angels for the inmates.
The first rock concert in
history inside the walls
of San Quentin State Prison.
KPIX Eyewitness News report from October 11th 1969 by Evan
White, featuring scenes from a rock concert by Country Joe and the Fish
and Sons of Champlin
came out of retirement to perform at the Las Vegas 2010 Burlesque Hall
Photo Melody Mudd
Burlesque Hall of Fame
Artwork by Luma Rouge
2011...this is one of my favorite
my loving companion for 15 years... "Pumbaa the Red Nose Pit Bull". Photo
- Thievery Corporation Concert
It really all started with my dad in a Burlesque Gown!
Where I got my start in
San Francisco's Infamous North Beach!
My cousin, Jane Greer. Actress, famous for her femme fatale
roles in film noir 1940's - 1950's
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