One of the oldest strip clubs in Vegas, the Palomino is well off the beaten tourist trail. Because it is out of Vegas city limits, they can serve liquor and have full nudity. For a few years in the early ’90s, this was the headquarters of exotic dancer Platinum Peaks. When Platinum was headlining there, the atmosphere was in many ways a recreation of burlesque, complete with a master of ceremonies, an old-school comedian named Artie Brooks.
Platinum, who was born in Canada into a family of all brothers, had, in so many ways, that ultimate stripper look. The huge, augmented, nicely shaped tits. The stunning good looks. The blonde mane. The long, shapely, hyper-flexible legs that she could wrap around the back of her neck. The great ass. In other words, a real head-spinner even in a city packed with hot women.
“I was a Tomboy growing up with all boys,” Platinum told a Las Vegas Sun newspaperman doing a story about her. Her father was a logger.
Platinum did very little photo-modeling, for whatever reason, and none of what she did was particularly explicit, just good, sexy nude posing. John Graham and his team filmed her while visiting the west coast to shoot big-boobed models.
A dancer for ten years before moving to Las Vegas, Platinum also performed one midnight show six nights a week in 1992 at “So Big Burlesque,” a recreation of 50s-style burlesque, while still appearing at the Palomino.
“So Big” was presented in the showroom of the now-defunct Vegas World Hotel & Casino (the Stratosphere Tower stands there now). After a few months, Platinum was replaced by mature buster and porn star Patty Plenty as the huge-breasted headliner. Another few months later in 1993, “So Big” folded completely. It was a fun, simple show but it couldn’t draw a crowd. The popularity of burlesque in Las Vegas was over. By ’95, Platinum was gone from the Palomino and the super-stacked scene.