Thursday, 5 March 2015

The Curio - Stormy Monday: The Shocking Day the Stripper Sneaked on to LSU Campus (1948)




One of the favorite stories told regarding Lousiana State University is the one of the day Stacie ”Stormy” Laurence, a New Orleans stripper, came on campus (March 4, 1948). 




She arrived at noon and started her stripping dance before the Huey P. Long Field House, as more than thirty students looked on.



By the time of her second dance, a crowd of over 1,000 students had gathered.

That's when the trouble occurred.




The students, enraged by her show, stormed the stripper, throwing her into the lake.

They turned over her van and destroyed all the band equipment as the band members fled.




Student Body President Gillis Long tried to quiet the crowd, but the mob prevailed.




Poor Stormy picked up a number of injuries in the fracas!





From the Lousiana State University Yearbook  

Images by Edward Clark








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