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Her persuasive powers were targeted at the Lord Chamberlain, while her manager, Vivian Van Damm, charmed the traditional chorus girls to reveal nearly all.

Despite its sleazy exoticism, Soho in the 1930s boasted one local institution that catered to middlebrow suburbia.

The Windmill Theatre, a tiny variety theatre specializing in "girls and gags" and tasteful nude tableaux, attracted male commuters eager to experience erotic entertainment in a safe, licit, strictly white venue. publicized the variety theatre as a philanthropic defense of "all-British" live entertainment, speedy and up-to-date.

“And I don’t think there’s much that happens in there that isn’t true.” Johnson calls the Windmill a key part of Soho’s roots as a hub of erotic entertainment in London.

The musical introduces the confident and rich widow who bought the venue at the beginning of the 1930s. Henderson’s first attempt at putting on a production flops, she teams up with manager Vivian Van Damm and the pair opts to change their approach . Johnson describes the world he presents as “uniquely English,” but he doesn’t think that makes anything about it inaccessible or uninteresting to audiences across the pond. Henderson and has lived in London for almost four decades.

By remaining motionless under subdued lighting, the Windmill nude poser was "art." But if she moved, she was "indecent." Posers could not smile, they tended to look off into the distance, and they had to place their front foot forward so nothing would appear in what was referred to as "the fork." Nude tableaux were the main attraction for the stall patrons, who tried to gain a seat in the favored front rows, known as the full sight seats.

Included in their ranks were the surreptitious masturbators, the "dirty mackintosh" brigade. Henderson's subsidy kept the Windmill afloat during the depression, but the theatre's wartime prosperity pulled it out of the red.

During times of heavy bombing, the Windmill girls would sleep at the theatre.