The Costello Twins Vintage publicity still features Ruth watching her twin sister adjust her hosiery, on the set of the 1948 Warner Bros. film: “April Showers”.. The twins were a well-regarded acrobatic dancing duo; but appeared in the film as part of a sextet “May Flowers” dance sequence..

The Costello Twins
Vintage publicity still features Ruth watching her twin sister adjust her hosiery, on the set of the 1948 Warner Bros. film: “April Showers”.. The twins were a well-regarded acrobatic dancing duo; but appeared in the film as part of a sextet “May Flowers” dance sequence..






Jenna Saunders      (aka. Jeanne Saunders)
Appearing in a publicity still for the 1953 Burlesque film: "A NIGHT IN HOLLYWOOD".. The film was shot at the ‘FOLLIES Theatre’; located in downtown Los Angeles..
Jenna Saunders      (aka. Jeanne Saunders)

Appearing in a publicity still for the 1953 Burlesque film: "A NIGHT IN HOLLYWOOD".. The film was shot at the ‘FOLLIES Theatre’; located in downtown Los Angeles..

Wildcat Frenchie      aka. “The Sadie Thompson of New Orleans”..
Wildcat gets a new perspective on things whilst dancing on stage at Pete Conforto’s ‘SILVER FROLICS’ nightclub; located on Bourbon Street, in downtown New Orleans.. Pete Conforto would eventually become the husband of Jada, another popular Louisiana exotic dancer..

Wildcat Frenchie      aka. “The Sadie Thompson of New Orleans”..

Wildcat gets a new perspective on things whilst dancing on stage at Pete Conforto’s ‘SILVER FROLICS’ nightclub; located on Bourbon Street, in downtown New Orleans.. Pete Conforto would eventually become the husband of Jada, another popular Louisiana exotic dancer..

pulpjunkie:

Feverish burlesque montage, Part One.. from “Applause” (1929)

laughinatya:

Baby Bubbles does a twirl..

laughinatya:

Baby Bubbles does a twirl..

Michelle Lorre

Michelle Lorre

Sequin wows the crowd at an unknown nightclub, during a mid-1950’s performance..
Photo courtesy of The Geri Tamburello (Sequin) Fan Club..

Sequin wows the crowd at an unknown nightclub, during a mid-1950’s performance..

Photo courtesy of The Geri Tamburello (Sequin) Fan Club..

Misty Ayres
Poses for a publicity still for the 1953 Burlesque film: “A NIGHT IN HOLLYWOOD”.. The film was shot at the ‘FOLLIES Theatre’; located in downtown Los Angeles..

Misty Ayres

Poses for a publicity still for the 1953 Burlesque film: “A NIGHT IN HOLLYWOOD”.. The film was shot at the ‘FOLLIES Theatre’; located in downtown Los Angeles..

kdo:

Princess Do May 
Bumpin’ on stage..

kdo:

Princess Do May

Bumpin’ on stage..


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!”..