During the 1960s, the phrase “Go-Go” was first used in Tokyo, Japan. Once burlesque and striptease earmarked the term, and then it branched off into Go-Go-Bars and the women dancers were called, Go-Go-Dancers.
In 1964, Whiskey a Go Go opened on the Sunset Strip in Los Angeles. The Whiskey a Go Go started hiring Go-Go-Dancers in July 1965. The Whisky a Go Go was the first Go-Go-Club to have Go-Go cages suspended from the ceiling which had been installed since the beginning.
One of the most famous Go-Go-Dancers came out of the 1968 variety show, Rowan & Martin’s Laugh-In. Actress, Goldie Hawn was cast as one of the Sock-It-To-Me-Girls! along with Judy Carne and Teresa Graves. Laugh-In was a sketch comedy series a lot like Saturday Night Live. In fact, creator of SNL, Lorne Michaels was a writer for Laugh-In.
My Mom and I love Goldie Hawn. To us she’ll always be America’s Sweetheart ❤
Hawn was a trained Ballerina, who worked as a dancer for many years prior to her start in show business. She worked as a Go-Go Dancer in New York and Las Vegas. Since she was a beautiful bubbly blonde knockout with big doe eyes and a hearty laugh, she was typecast early in her career as a dumb blonde, ditz or “Giggly Girl“.
But she was anything but a ditz as you can see from her successful career as an
actress, producer and her charitable work (The Hawn Foundation)..
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