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OLD FLESH AGENTS
Irv Charnoff and Jess Mack were the last remaining vaudeville/burlesque booking agents in 1984. They mourned the decline of wholesome American show-biz, as it devolved into pornography.
Jess Mack’s quarterly magazine
Very few top-banana burlesque comics—represented by agents like Jess Mack and Irv Charnoff—transitioned into movies or TV. And so their legends faded into the ether
Billy “Cheese and Crackers” Hagan. A spritz of seltzer down the pants garnered big laughs
Chesty Morgan was booked by both Jess Mack and Irv Chranoff, when they reluctantly took on X-rated strippers