lead story playboy late-breaking stories el santo dark elvis
swingtime strippers

It was LAjust another afternoon on patrol in Hollywood. Palm trees. Movie stars. Cops wheelbarrowing dope out the back door of the station house.

That's when dispatch called in a report of an extraordinary new breakthrough in Striptease Technology, namely a vintage fashion show to be held at a fancy art-deco hotel on the Sunset Strip, featuring six L.A. bombshells modeling swingtime apparel then peeling down to their swingtime undies.

Bombshells in their underwear? I fired up the cherry tops, double-pumped the
airhorn and pointed the
Five-O half-track towards the city's teeming downtown garment district. The signs were auspicious. Only the night before a couple of blocks away at the ancient, cavernous Palace Theatre, the Five-O delegation attended a triumphant exhibition of the film "Santo Confronts Death," starring
Mexican wrestling immortal el Santo.

Last night 1969's best Mexican wrestling movie, and today a fashion studio hatching schemes of Swingtime Strippers on Sunset? The public most definitely had a right to know. Here's what I found.

  — Nate Nichols

>> full story & exclusive photos! <<

Nate on "The Beat"  Main Story  Swingtime Primer

Issue One
Previously on Five-O
Evel Knievel & more!
hitman elvis
Dark Elvis
Compelled to Kill
by the King!
swingtime strippers
Swingtime Strippers
Babes Ahoy!
isaac hayes
Isaac Hayes
Shaft vs. South Park
at the Hollywood Bowl
jason priestley
Jason Priestley
Man of Action!
The Five-O Salute
mexican wrestling
¡Viva el Santo!
L.A.'s Lucha Libre
Cinema Slam
stanley rubin
Ace Producer Stanley Rubin
With the RKO
Studio Scoop!
 werner herzog
Werner Herzog
Plotted to Kill Kinski!
Condemns Psychoanalysis!
Five-O July/Aug
Evel Knievel & more!
jeter girl
Jeter Girl
Kristielee Wilcox
From Box Seats
to the Bronx Jail!
lawrence tierney
Lawrence Tierney
Noir Superpower
The Five-O Farewell
burning man
Burning Man
Pagans Take Nevada
Five-O Undercover
40 Years
August/September 1962
Playboy Magazine
jermaine jackson
30 Years
Jermaine Jackson
Debut Album
20 Years
william shatner
10 Years
William Shatner
National Lampoon's
Loaded Weapon
my bloody valentine
10 Years
My Bloody Valentine
U.S. Tour 1992
theron productions