Queen of Striptease

For the older folks who lived through the 1950s and 1960s, the name Rose Chan is popularly well known in the cabaret circuit of Malaysia, Singapore and beyond. A cabaret girl which eventually become the Queen of Striptease when this happened…

While performing at the Majestic Theatre in Ipoh, her brassiere snapped. The enthusiastic applause from the audience caught her by surprise, and set her thinking: “Here I dance all night and sweat so much, and nobody claps. My bra breaks and they clap”.

Thus began the career of Rose Chan which incorporated striptease performances with a python coiled around her body among other stunts she performed on stage.

In an article published in today’s My Paper, movie director Eric Khoo is just looking for that person to take on the role of Rose Chan in his production Chinese Rose. “Do you have what it takes to do a Rose Chan?”

Wiki on Rose Chan.

Related links: Unforgettable Rose Chan


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