BURLESQUE KING MICHAEL MIGLIOZZI: BETTIE BLOOP

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Michael Migliozzi, CD at Brooklyn's 2 Guys Who Do Ads (seen here with his staff), was thrilled to do the ads for the Erotica USA Expo at the Javits Center in New York last month. But he wasn't thrilled with the reception his :30s got on New York's TV stations. He acquired some vintage footage of '50s exotic dancers -- including a fuzzy hip-gyrating scene of cult pinup Bettie Page -- and ran them to music, ending with a "What is sexy?" VO and the show info. All the footage got a thumbs-up from a TV censorship board in the '50s, Migliozzi claims. He had all his buys set, but a week and a half before the air date, ABC and NBC "decided they wanted nothing to do with it. I was enormously disappointed. We were set for late-night shows like Politically Incorrect, not children's programs."

So he had to rely on CBS and cable, though cable wouldn't run Bettie Page either, just the less provocative strippers. Only CBS took all the spots, which Migliozzi, 32, finds ironic; after all, despite airing Howard Stern, CBS is still the Tiffany Network. The distressed look of the Page spot notwithstanding, Migliozzi felt "this was strong footage, and I knew some people would recognize

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