Dixie Evans aka. “The Marilyn Monroe Of Burlesque”..
Lois DeFee aka. “Queen Of The Amazons”..
Part of a promo photo series shot in the early-40’s..
Sally Lane (and her Monkey)
Taffey O’Neil aka. “Miss Heavy Equipment”..
Page from a short pictorial/article on Ms. O’Neil, featured in an unidentified Men’s Magazine.....
Vintage Video: Rita Hayworth gives classic burlesque moves (watch for that hair toss and glove peel!) the Hollywood treatment in the 1946 hit, Gilda.
YOWZA. Thanks, curveappeal!
“The most sensational woman anyone ever saw, or ever will.” —Ernest Hemingway on Josephine Baker.
RIP, Joan Arline. We were honored to know you.
Video teaser for London’s Hurly Burly Show, starring Polly Rae. I’m pretty sure there was a sequined nun in there somewhere, but I can’t be sure… on account of having my mind blown by bedazzled legwarmers around the 01:30 mark.
The Art of Burlesque: Leland Bobbé’s portraits, as seen in The Nudie Artist: Burlesque Revived.