Carol Doda Topless at the Condor

Against the backdrop of the 1964 Republican Convention, a San Francisco cocktail waitress became one of the city’s most popular entertainers after making her debut as America’s first topless dancer. The new documentary feature Carol Doda Topless at the Condor tells the story of the fresh-faced girl next door who defied convention and the law by gyrating atop a white baby grand piano and turning a North Beach nightclub into the city’s second-most-popular tourist attraction after the Golden Gate Bridge. Meanwhile, Doda’s very public use of silicone to enhance her breasts launched a new industry. Directors Marlo McKenzie and Jonathan Parker share an unprecedented look at Doda’s life and legacy, as well as a behind-the-scenes tour of the vibrant, sometimes outrageous and always entertaining world of North Beach.

Rating: R for nudity/graphic nudity throughout, some sexual material, language and drug content.

See the Carol Doda’s Burlesque Review before the film at Friday, March 22, 6:30 PM and 9:15 PM shows and Saturday, March 23 6:15 PM and 9:00 PM shows.

1h 40m
Marlo McKenzie, Jonathan Parker
First Showing
March 22, 2024
  • Assisted Listening
  • Closed Caption
  • Open Caption