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FREEING THE NIPPLE FROM SALES TAX
Al Kronish, one of the Melody Burlesk’s owners, was the first CPA to do tax returns for porn stars. Under constant legal harassment from the city, he kept Times Square’s last bastion of old burlesque open and spread-eagled.
(All photos by Don Demcsik for Tales of Times Square)
Al Kronish, co-owner of the Melody Burlesk, in 1982
Al and Kandi Barbour at Bernard’s, across from the Melody
Anna Turner, onstage at the Melody, 1982
Kandi, Al and Anna Turner. “Ladies, please--my doctor says I only got one last fuck left in me.”
Southern belle, Kandi Barbour, onstage at the Melody Burlesk, 1982.
She died homeless in San Francisco in 2012, at the age of 52