“Tempest Storm”

Boston Premiere Screening Event

Feature documentary that follows the controversial life story of America's greatest exotic dancer

Thursday, March 29th at 7:30pm

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Celebrating International Women’s History Month!



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Harvey RobbinsTempest Storm’s Manager


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From her rise to stardom on the stage, to her current struggles in Las Vegas, Tempest Storm is a living legend ready to set the record straight.

At 90 years old Tempest Storm still maintains her signature fiery-orange hair. Born on a leap year she clarifies that makes her only 22. A timeless beauty, her ambition and talent enabled her to rise from a cotton picker in rural Georgia to becoming a front stage superstar.

Tempest dated Elvis Presley from 1957 to 1959, was offered contracts by MGM Studios, and had her name smeared across papers as a result of her relationship with JFK. she fell in love with Duke Ellington’s lead singer, Herb Jeffries, but the big studios condemned the interracial couple and she was blacklisted for marrying outside her race.

Through the faded sequins and tarnished rhinestones, the film ultimately observes one woman’s search for unconditional love and acceptance.


Winner: Shaw Media - Hot Docs Development Fund 2014
Winner: Canadian Pitch Prize, Hot Docs Forum 2014
Winner: Westdoc Pitchfest 2013
Winner: Women in Film Banff World Media Mentorship 2013
Finalist: Toronto International Film Festival’s Pitch This Competition 2013

Directed By…
Nimisha Mukerji

Produced By…
Kaitlyn Regehr
Nimisha Mukerji

Tempest Storm, universally known as the all-time Queen Of Burlesque, celebrated her 90th birthday last month. She is the last of the super stars of her genre during the golden age of burlesque that included Lili St. Cyr, Blaze Starr, Gypsy Rose Lee, Sally Rand, and Ann Corio—and she is still active!!
She met Elvis Presley in 1957 when Elvis attended one of her performances and the two were girl and boyfriend for a year and a half.  She had a highly publicized romantic relationship with John F. KennEdy when he was a Massachusetts senator.  She is the only performer to ever strip on the stage of Carnegie Hall.

Born in Eastman, Georgia, she had a hard childhood, being tormented for the size of her breasts in school before leaving in the seventh grade, and sexually assaulted by the son of the sheriff and his gang, Anne Blanche Banks picked cotton and peanuts in the fields under scorching sun before leaving with the dream of becoming a star.  She had no idea how to pursue that path, but it would come to pass.  She served as a car hop and met a well dressed man who asked her on a date. He asked a second time and again she accepted only to have her boss declare that if she didn’t go to work she would be fired. She told Ben (all she knew was his first name) that she could not accompany him .  The next day she saw the front page of the newspaper.  Ben “Bugsy” Seigel was gunned down. She would have been killed that night.

She finally made her way to Los Angeles and heeded the advice of friends to become a dancer.  Her manager, Lillian Hunt, asked if she would leave the chorus line and become a burlesque dancer.  She refused when told it meant stripping, but relented when Lillian offered her more money. Picked out of a line to appear at the Hollywood hoax Mickey Awards, which was a spoof on the stuffy Academy Awards, she was awarded an award for having the biggest busts in Hollywood during a ceremony hosted by Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis.  The event was carried on newsreels throughout the country and Tempest Storm (she took the name as second choice to Sunny Day that her manager offered) was on the way.  Lines around the block stood eager to see this gorgeous flaming redhead and her assets, which she later insured for a million dollars with Lloyds of London.

Aside from completing the documentary, Tempest had a recent vinyl recording of her life and philosophy produced by national rocker Jack White.  Tempest broke her hips in separate falls in recent years and discontinued dancing in her 80s, but still makes festival appearances in the States and abroad.  She presently is seeking a clothing line distributor and maintains her residency in Las Vegas.