By Ted Schwarz

ISBN-10: 1589793412

ISBN-13: 9781589793415

Born Juanita Slusher in Edna, Texas, in 1935, the entertainer who grew to become sweet Barr used to be probably the final nice dancer in burlesque, a stripper who insisted on reside, improvisational tune and who at one time commanded $2,000 per week in Fifties Las Vegas. yet as Juanita she had began existence as a in advance well-developed thirteen-year-old runaway victimized through a Dallas ritual often called "the trap" that enslaved her into prostitution, for a time turning over 4,000 tips a yr ahead of she used to be in a position to get away. A lover of Mickey Cohen's and buddy to Jack Ruby, Barr's tumultuous existence integrated a interval of imprisonment on trumped-up drug fees, an visual appeal in a crude, 20-minute stag movie, and not likely function within the research into the assassination of John F. Kennedy. according to over a hundred hours of particular interviews with Barr, this e-book isn't just the tale of Juanita and sweet, but additionally paints an unflattering photograph of all those that sought to take advantage of her.

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