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L.A. Knockers and Joan

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Patti, Eileen, Yana, Lisa. Becky, Jennifer, Joan

July 9, 2010

Here are the L. A. Knockers in their trademark black tights and fishnet tops for the notorious dance number “It ain’t the Meat, it’s the Motion”: Patti Nelson, Eileen Molloy, Yana Nirvana, Lisa Durazo, Becky Jordan.
Sitting in front choreographer Jennifer Stace and artistic advisor Joan Wolfsohn.
In her upcoming autobiography, “The Philosopher’s Daughter”, Jennifer talks about meeting Joan, then a ballet teacher at Dupree’s Dance Academy, in the early 70s; Joan introduced Jennifer to one of her students, the striking Yana Nirvana, and the L.A. Knockers were born.  We can’t wait to read the whole exciting story when this book is published.

And here’s the line-up, look at those legs!

Patti, Eileen, Yana, Lisa, Becky

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  1. Dear Elisa,
    the blog is wonderful and the photos beautiful – thank you for all your hard work and creativity!
    It is great to have a memory of that year -my last with the Knockers as I left for Paris shortly after, and only returned in 86.


    July 10, 2010 at 2:32 pm

  2. Joan is now doing her own Recall Therapy and is a featured writer on More Magazine for women over forty.


    July 11, 2010 at 8:46 pm

  3. excerpt from “The Philosopher’s Daughter”

    Joan taught ballet at DCW (Dance Center West). She was born in Scotland, but most of her life had lived in South Africa. She was sophisticated and glamorous and danced like a queen. Her thick dark hair fell below her waist. She was small, but when she danced she grew several inches. Her legs stretched for miles when she pointed her toes over her tiny feet. She invited me to join her ballet class at Dupree’s Dance Academy: the studio of the stars.


    August 14, 2010 at 1:38 pm

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