Fanne Foxe
American erotic dancer
Fanne Foxe
Fanne Foxe was a stripper best known for being involved in a 1974 sex scandal surrounding Arkansas Congressman Wilbur Mills, in what is reputed to be one of the most reported political sex scandals of the 1970s. She is in the Time Magazine list of Top 10 Mistresses, and on the Bloomberg list of top 10 U. S sex scandals.
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SU authors dissect anatomy of American political sex scandals - The Shippensburg News-Chronicle
Google News - over 5 years
Wilbur Mills, whose personal stripper Fanne Foxe wound up in the Washington, DC, tidal basin after police stopped their vehicle in the wee hours of the morning in 1974. Mills was re-elected to his Arkansas Congressional seat anyway, but later resigned
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TRUE STORIES: Twttering his life away - Pittsburg Morning Sun
Google News - over 5 years
Out of the car popped Annabella Batista, a stripper with the stage name of Fanne Foxe, the "Argentine Firecracker." She jumped into the Tidal Basin. Mills was smashed, drunk as a skunk. Turns out that the 74-year-old Mills and his wife lived in the
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Technology and the political sex scandal - NDTV.com
Google News - over 5 years
In 1974, when Wilbur Mills, the powerful Democratic chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee, was caught cavorting with an Argentine stripper who performed under the name Fanne Foxe, it was only because she had jumped into the Potomac River tidal
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Politics is a hotbed of amorous intentions - The Star-Ledger - NJ.com (blog)
Google News - over 5 years
Wilbur Mills, chairman of the Ways and Means Committee, paid the ultimate political price for his frolic at Washington Tidal Basin with stripper Fanne Foxe. Even Strom Thurmond, a straight-laced segregationist, wandered off the plantation long enough
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Technology and the Political Sex Scandal - New York Times
Google News - over 5 years
In 1974, when Wilbur Mills, the powerful Democratic chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee, was caught cavorting with an Argentine stripper who performed under the name Fanne Foxe, it was only because she had jumped into the Potomac River tidal
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If Weiner Stays in Congress, He May Become Irrelevant - Brooklyn Daily Eagle
Google News - over 5 years
By Ron Scherer BROOKLYN — After he made headlines for cavorting with stripper Fanne Foxe in late 1974, Rep. Wilbur Mills of Arkansas resigned his powerful position as chairman of
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Sex scandals that still rattle - Politico
Google News - over 5 years
She was a burlesque dancer who performed as Fanne Foxe, the Argentine Firecracker. Yet Mills was reelected that year. A few months later, in full view of the press, Mills appeared on a burlesque stage with Foxe in Boston, apparently thinking this would
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A Short History of Political Suicide - Wall Street Journal
Google News - over 5 years
His companion, a stripper named Fanne Foxe, known as "the Argentine firecracker," tried to escape by jumping into the Tidal Basin. Mills was re-elected in 1974 but retired from office two years later after another seemingly drunk public incident
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Wasting Away in Tonyweinerville - National Review Online
Google News - over 5 years
Me, I was born well after the Johnson administration, but I gather before my naissance some donkey-kong named Wilbur Mills wound up at the Tidal Basin with a stripper not his wife named Fanne Foxe. And Gaia only knows what Thomas Jefferson got himself
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Barack Obama's senior moment
Chicago Times - over 7 years
Three years before Rep. Wilbur Mills, the Arkansas Democrat who then chaired the Ways and Means Committee, had his fling with a stripper named Fanne Foxe, a.k.a. The Argentine Firecracker, he decided to seek the Democrats' 1972 presidential nomination. So in an almost admirably straightforward attempt to buy the votes of the elderly, he successfully championed an automatic cost-of-living adjustment -- COLA -- for Social Security.
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LETTER FROM WASHINGTON; American Politicians Narrow the Sex Scandal Gap
NYTimes - over 7 years
WASHINGTON -- American scandals such as Teapot Dome and Watergate, grave as they were, lacked the sauciness of British sex scandals involving the likes of John Profumo, Christine Keeler and Mandy Rice-Davies. Or so the lore went. The Americans have caught up; Gov. Mark Sanford of South Carolina is the latest example. Here is my personal list of the
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OP-ED COLUMNIST; The S.C. Firecracker
NYTimes - over 7 years
The only good news this week for Gov. Mark (''I love your tan lines'') Sanford is that all those celebrity deaths have knocked him off the top of the news cycle. For the rest of us, the whole vanishing-governor-sneaks-off-to-visit-Argentine-squeeze has had a number of side benefits. The Appalachian Trail has certainly gotten a well-deserved shot of
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The Election: The Unveiling; Behind the Political Curtain
NYTimes - about 16 years
THINGS used to be simpler in America. You could go to a movie and marvel at the special effects without knowing exactly how they were achieved. You could read about your favorite celebrities without wallowing in the lurid details of their personal lives. You could hear of a political accomplishment without knowing the machinations behind it or the
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Liberties; Rudy's Cheat Sheet
NYTimes - about 17 years
I was disappointed to learn that David Letterman's producers slipped the first lady the contents of her New York pop quiz in advance. Whatever other problems she has, Hillary Rodham Clinton never struck me as the sort of girl who would crib on a quiz. I have been badgering Rudolph Giuliani to see me, so I could give him a pop quiz on Washington.
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Editorial Observer; Monica the Marketer Changes History's Script
NYTimes - almost 18 years
Monica Lewinsky returns to the world this week, with the Interview, the Book, and then -- what? A regular spot with Barbara Walters on ''The View''? A consultant's post on CNN? Another shot at the public relations game? Ms. Lewinsky's list of references has expanded quite a bit since her last foray into the job market. Who would not want to hire
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Lust at the Top: the Prequel
NYTimes - almost 19 years
By the time the Monica Lewinsky drama has run its course, there will probably be more people who can identify Warren Harding's mistresses than the causes of World War I. Americans generally have little interest in history, but whenever the nation's moral bearings seem particularly shaky, we turn hopefully to the past, looking for evidence that the
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Fanne Foxe
    LATE_ADULTHOOD
  • 2009
    Age 73
    Fanne Foxe is third on Times list of Top 10 Mistresses, and the scandal is listed as number 3 in the Top 10 U.S. sex scandals by Bloomberg in 2009. As an exotic dancer she was well received long before the Mills incident. A month after the October 1974 scandal, Bill O'Reilly interviewed her.
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  • FORTIES
  • 1977
    Age 41
    In April 1977 she was interviewed in depth by Cheri.
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  • THIRTIES
  • 1976
    Age 40
    In September 1976, she was featured in Playboy, and again in February 1977.
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    However, in 1976 she performed, but not as a stripper, at The Riverboat at the Empire State Building.
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  • 1974
    Age 38
    On December 12, 1974, during the first week of her engagement, she was arrested for indecent exposure, allegedly after going completely nude during her act.
    More Details Hide Details Club owner Pinter was arrested for letting it happen. When arraigned on December 21, both Foxe and Pinter entered innocent pleas to the charges. The charges against both were dismissed on January 28, 1975, when the judge ruled that prosecutors failed to prove their case. After the Florida incident, Foxe announced her retirement from the stage.
    He was re-elected to his congressional seat in 1974, but he did not run for re-election in 1976.
    More Details Hide Details After the Mills incidents, Foxe continued working as a stripper, changing her stage title from "The Argentine Firecracker" to "The Tidal Basin Bombshell". Capitalizing on her notoriety, she was able to increase her appearance fees for subsequent performances at clubs. When hired by Michael Pinter Jr. for a December '74 show at Club Juana in Orlando, Florida she upped her fee for a two-week stint from $3,500 to $15,000 a week.
  • 1972
    Age 36
    Until the incident with Foxe, Mills was considered one of the most powerful members of the United States House of Representatives. In fact, he was a contender for the Democratic nomination for president in 1972.
    More Details Hide Details Around that time period, Mills was having an affair with Foxe, a local stripper. On October 7, 1974, the two of them had been drinking and were driving near the waterfront in Washington, D.C. at around 2:00 a.m. The park police pulled the vehicle over, and Foxe attempted to flee the scene by jumping into the Tidal Basin. The incident attracted much publicity, and eventually led to Mills' resignation two months later as Chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1936
    Age 0
    Born on February 14, 1936.
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