Carol Doda Topless at the Condor

Carol Doda Topless at the Condor

8:45pm - Friday, Apr 5, 2024

Against the backdrop of the 1964 Republican Convention, a San Francisco cocktail waitress became one of the city's most popular entertainers after making her debut as America's first topless dancer.

The new documentary feature CAROL DODA TOPLESS AT THE CONDOR tells the story of the fresh-faced girl next door who defied convention and the law by gyrating atop a white baby grand piano and turning a North Beach nightclub into the city's second-most-popular tourist attraction after the Golden Gate Bridge. Meanwhile, Doda's very public use of silicone to enhance her breasts launched a new industry. Directors Marlo McKenzie and Jonathan Parker share an unprecedented look at Doda's life and legacy, as well as a behind-the-scenes tour of the vibrant, sometimes outrageous and always entertaining world of North Beach.

"As a portrait of an offbeat showbiz world pushing the boundaries of expression, led by a no-holds-barred icon, “Carol Doda Topless at the Condor” is a buoyant tribute to a life of exposure." (Los Angeles Times)

"Co-directors McKenzie and Parker offer an absolute treasure trove of vintage film footage shot in, around and about San Francisco’s North Beach as they chronicle the parallel lines of her career and the cultural sea change that it precipitated." (Variety)

Friday, April 5
Featuring a live burlesque pre-show presented by The Vancouver Burlesque Co.

Doors 8:15 pm | Movie 8:45 pm *Start time subject to change. Please arrive on time.
General Admission Tickets $18
Bring a Pal! Double D Date Night Tickets $30

CAROL DODA TOPLESS AT THE CONDOR (Marlo McKenzie & Jonathan Parker, 2024 / 100 mins / 18A) A documentary set in San Francisco in 1964 when Carol Doda became the first dancer to go topless and in the process, became a tourist attraction second only to the Golden Gate Bridge.

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