You have to be really careful when you go traipsing around the youtubes in the dark without a flashlight. If you’re not careful, you can run into some truly terrible stuff. Thankfully, my not-too-selective clicking landed me on some ancient Lola Falana videos, and man, what a crazy koo-koo treat. These videos were just so out of this world that I was compelled to share.
The lovely Miss Lola was a mythical creature when I was a kid– mentioned more often than seen. She’d turn up on Sha Na Na or the odd Liberace special, but her best work was on Italian Telvesion in the late ’60s and earl ’70s. By the end of the ’70s, she was the highest-paid performer in Las Vegas. But that was when Vegas was still Vegas.