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  Windmill Girls Wednesday 30 July 2003  
For over 30 years from 1932 to 1964 there was a theatre in the heart of London's West End which never closed.

The Windmill Theatre - the creation of the autocratic impresario Vivian van Damme - was essentially a non-stop revue theatre inspired by the Folies Bergeres in Paris.
Shows featuring singing, dancing, sketches and comics, but above all, it showcased the famous nudes, the girls who posed on a pedestal, as still as a statue, because it was illegal for them to move.
So what was it really like to work as a female performer at The Windmill where posing nude was only part of a complex and highly professional singing and dancing revue? Judi Herman went to find out.

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