BRITISH STRIPTEASER PROTESTS STRIPPING BY ACTRESSES Vintage 1958 press photo that accompanied a March ‘65 story about the ‘British Striptease Dancers Union’ protesting the use of actresses rather than authentic striptease dancers, in American film productions.. Seen here, is 23 year-old Rhoda Rogers demonstrating her Fan Dance.. “Actresses may be able to act, but striptease requires great skill and is a definite art..”

BRITISH STRIPTEASER PROTESTS STRIPPING BY ACTRESSES
Vintage 1958 press photo that accompanied a March ‘65 story about the ‘British Striptease Dancers Union’ protesting the use of actresses rather than authentic striptease dancers, in American film productions.. Seen here, is 23 year-old Rhoda Rogers demonstrating her Fan Dance.. “Actresses may be able to act, but striptease requires great skill and is a definite art..”

A publicity still from the 1955 film: “Son Of Sinbad”, shows dancer Nejla Ates modelling the conservative costume featured in her dance sequence.. Due to differing obscenity laws across North America (and Internationally), film studios still forced actresses to cover up their belly buttons.. Which kind of defeats the purpose of casting a popular belly dancer, one would think?!..

A publicity still from the 1955 film: “Son Of Sinbad”, shows dancer Nejla Ates modelling the conservative costume featured in her dance sequence.. Due to differing obscenity laws across North America (and Internationally), film studios still forced actresses to cover up their belly buttons.. Which kind of defeats the purpose of casting a popular belly dancer, one would think?!..


Blaze Starr     (aka. Fannie Belle Fleming)
Vintage press photo from June 6 of 1975 features Blaze posing on stage at the ‘PALACE Theatre’; located in the Tenderloin district of San Francisco.. A press conference followed with an announcement by Mary Ford (Palace manager) that Blaze would be making an exclusive appearance there.. According to Ms. Ford: “We’re coming into the American Bicentennial and there’s hardly anything more American than an authentic Burlesque Queen!”..

Blaze Starr     (aka. Fannie Belle Fleming)

Vintage press photo from June 6 of 1975 features Blaze posing on stage at the ‘PALACE Theatre’; located in the Tenderloin district of San Francisco.. A press conference followed with an announcement by Mary Ford (Palace manager) that Blaze would be making an exclusive appearance there.. According to Ms. Ford: “We’re coming into the American Bicentennial and there’s hardly anything more American than an authentic Burlesque Queen!”..

Zorita gives “Elmer” a kiss..

Zorita gives “Elmer” a kiss..

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Evelyn West succinctly demonstrates the benefits of "An Apple A Day"..

beatnikdaddio:

Evelyn West succinctly demonstrates the benefits of "An Apple A Day"..

In Las Vegas, Lili St. Cyr cuts the wedding cake with husband #5: Ted Jordan..

In Las Vegas, Lili St. Cyr cuts the wedding cake with husband #5: Ted Jordan..

Vintage press photo from March of ‘79 features Jennie Lee posing with just some of the Burlesque-related memorabilia she’s collected over the years.. This room in her Palos Verdes home served as a makeshift “museum”.. But by the mid-1980’s, she would build "EXOTIC WORLD" on an old goat farm in Helendale, California..
Jennie was uniquely suited to start the Burlesque Hall Of Fame.. She formed the 'Exotic Dancers League' in 1955 to fight for dancers’ rights.. And by ‘57, began to hold annual conventions where dancers could reunite and hand out a "Fanny Award" (seen in the photo) to a public figure they deemed promoted the spirit of Burlesque.. Mickey Rooney, Walter Winchell, and Tony Curtis, were some of it’s earliest recipients..

Vintage press photo from March of ‘79 features Jennie Lee posing with just some of the Burlesque-related memorabilia she’s collected over the years.. This room in her Palos Verdes home served as a makeshift “museum”.. But by the mid-1980’s, she would build "EXOTIC WORLD" on an old goat farm in Helendale, California..

Jennie was uniquely suited to start the Burlesque Hall Of Fame.. She formed the 'Exotic Dancers League' in 1955 to fight for dancers’ rights.. And by ‘57, began to hold annual conventions where dancers could reunite and hand out a "Fanny Award" (seen in the photo) to a public figure they deemed promoted the spirit of Burlesque.. Mickey Rooney, Walter Winchell, and Tony Curtis, were some of it’s earliest recipients..

Sequin     aka. "The Provocative Brunette"..
From inside the foyer at the 'ADAMS Theatre' in Newark, New Jersey; Harold Minsky points out the lobby poster advertising Sequin’s final week of shows (August 24-30, 1956) before retiring from Burlesque to pursue her career as a Jazz singer..

Sequin     aka. "The Provocative Brunette"..

From inside the foyer at the 'ADAMS Theatre' in Newark, New Jersey; Harold Minsky points out the lobby poster advertising Sequin’s final week of shows (August 24-30, 1956) before retiring from Burlesque to pursue her career as a Jazz singer..

Zorita      (aka. Katherine Boyd Petillo)


Vintage press photo from 1937 features Zorita performing her "Wedding Of The Snake" act onstage, with one of her Indigo Snakes…

Zorita      (aka. Katherine Boyd Petillo)

Vintage press photo from 1937 features Zorita performing her "Wedding Of The Snake" act onstage, with one of her Indigo Snakes…

Satira     (aka. Patricia Schmidt)
Vintage press photo from the late-1940’s, captures Satira in Chicago; posing on the prow of a New York Central locomotive.. Part of a series of photos likely taken sometime after her return from Cuba, where she had been convicted of murdering her lover, who was a Chicago lawyer..

Satira     (aka. Patricia Schmidt)

Vintage press photo from the late-1940’s, captures Satira in Chicago; posing on the prow of a New York Central locomotive.. Part of a series of photos likely taken sometime after her return from Cuba, where she had been convicted of murdering her lover, who was a Chicago lawyer..