Carol Ann Doda
(born August 29, 1937)Date of birth found on the California Birth Index 1905-1995
was a topless stripper
in San Francisco, California
in the 1960s through 1980s, one of the first of the era.
In 1964 Doda made international news, first by dancing topless at the city's Condor Club
, then by enhancing her bust from size 34 to 44 through silicone injections. Her breasts became known as Doda's "twin 44s" and "the new Twin Peaks of San Francisco."
Doda was born in Solano County, California
and grew up in Napa. Her parents divorced when she was 3. Although private about her personal life, she claims to have dropped out of school, and become a cocktail waitress at age 14.
Carol Doda attended the San Francisco Art Institute and worked as waitress and lounge entertainerSilicon made topless dancing blossom
, Chicago Daily Herald, April 28, 1982, Page 21. at the Condor Club
at the corner of Broadway
in the North Beach
section of San Francisco
.Nudity, Noise Pay Off in Bay Area Night Clubs
, Los Angeles Times
, February 14, 1965, Page G5. Doda's act began with a grand piano lowered from the ceiling by hydraulic motors; Doda would be atop the piano dancing.<ref name = "Life Mar... Read More