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Becky, Kimberlee, Jennifer, Marilyn, Patti

July 4, 2010

For this session from June 1979 we decided to use outdoor locations, one was the shiny blue wall of the Pacific Design Center, another the red wall around a doorway, fit backdrops for the colorful leotards of the LA Knockers.  The line-up: Becky Jordan, Kimberlee Carlson, Jennifer Stace, Marilyn Corwin, Patti Nelson.

We sent out to various magazines a selection of images from these early photo sessions, with a text where I wrote about the L.A. KNOCKERS

“They are hot, wild, glittery and moving in fast motion.

They dance at the beat of punk disco tunes and strike provocative poses. They are pretty but not girlish. They are strong, assertive, sexually aggressive women.

With their bodies they express the fire of unrestricted female sexuality, a world apart from the coy and slow seductiveness of traditional gogo dancers.

There is something compelling about their performance.  It must come from the fierce determination of director choreographer Jennifer, the veteran that taught them how to dance and keeps them under her wing with the love of a big sister.

They perform at the Starwood, Troubador, Comedy Store, Matrix Theater, Playboy Club, in TV and movies.”

Marilyn, Patti, Jennifer. Kimberlee, Becky

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Written by laknockers

June 30, 2010 at 2:33 am

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  1. Your rendition is marvelous, you write very well, but you must change one point. I did not teach them to dance, they were all accomplished dancers when they joined the troop, they were ballet dancers, tap dancers and jazz dancers. They were not funky soul dancer’s, which is where my energy and input was coming from. What I taught them was a funky style, what we did was choreographed “Street Dance”.
    I think you have captured in words the aura we tried to create on stage, thank you!
    Also we performed at the Forum with Zappa, at Dorothy Chandler Pavillion, the Folk Dance Festival representing disco, at the Latin Quarter in Tokyo.

    JENNIFER

    July 10, 2010 at 12:33 am

  2. Magnificent… what memories… 🙂

    Jennifer

    July 11, 2010 at 8:14 pm


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