Tanqueray is back from popular demand. We fell in love with this no-nonsense woman last November. She had bared her soul to us of her life as a burlesque dancer in the 1960s and ‘70s.
She told us of the dangerous and gritty stuff, the hard-living, and the many struggles. And about the good stuff, the glitz and glamour, and getting paid the big bucks.
Brandon Stanton, the creator of Humans of New York, said: “Tanqueray caused quite a stir a few months ago when she dropped some truth bombs on us, while wearing a hand-beaded faux mink coat that she made herself.”
Stanton had made plans of creating a podcast about her adventures, but she had a bad fall that made her unable to walk. To help with her medical bills, Brandon set up a GoFundMe for her , which already has $2.5 million in donations.
Tanqueray begins her story. It is a story full of heartache and hard living.
She wants to get out of the house, away from her unloving mother.
She arrives at a new life in New York.
She meets the owner of Bloomingdale’s.
The factory owner tries to blackmail her.
Carmine, the love of her life.
Carmine starts taking drugs.
The “talented” Monica Kennedy.
Ronnie Bell was her best friend.
She becomes “Tanqueray.”
She reminisces about Carmine.