She operated the “Nude Ranch” on San Francisco’s Treasure Island.
Reportedly, she was the only concessionaire to make a profit.
Midways from coast-to-coast offered “Candid Camera” and “Artist’s Village”, where nude women posed for prurient photographers and would-be sketch artists.
But Sally Rand perfected the art of the nude exhibit.
The Nude Ranch
Sally Rand and her girls.
For 25 cents, fair-goers on Treasure Island could line up behind a glass wall and watch young women play badminton, ride donkeys, and engage in other activities while wearing not much more than hats, boots and a bandana.
Sally also owned her own nightclub in San Francisco: The Music Box. If you wanted to see Sally, she performed in the City … for more than a 25 cent cover charge.
Warning: unsurprisingly, some of these images contain nudity!
Sally performing a Fan Dance … a tamer version of the innovation that made her famous.
Another variation, this time of the Bubble Dance … no sound, but with Sally music is redundant.
Finally, Sally is billed above the title in “The Sunset Murder Case” … watch it for an extended version of her Bubble Dance.