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Miss Ruby, 1926
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The Dolly Sisters in Paris, 1927

holdthisphoto:

The Dolly Sisters in Paris, 1927

vintagegal:

Burlesque dancer San San c. 1950s

vintagegal:

Burlesque dancer San San c. 1950s


Shirley Jean Rickert (of Hal Roach’s Our Gang) as burlesque dancer Gilda and Her Crowning Glory - c. 1940s

Shirley Jean Rickert (of Hal Roach’s Our Gang) as burlesque dancer Gilda and Her Crowning Glory - c. 1940s

Famous gorilla impersonator Emil Van Horn with B movie actress Eleanor Wood at the New York World’s Fair - 1939

Famous gorilla impersonator Emil Van Horn with B movie actress Eleanor Wood at the New York World’s Fair - 1939

Miss Kitty Mouse in “The Great Mouse Detective” (1986) - Walt Disney

"Let me be good to you."

jeanjeanie61:

Gypsy Rose Lee

jeanjeanie61:

Gypsy Rose Lee

silentcuriosity:

Gypsy Rose Lee carrying dog at train station, circa 1937
Gypsy Rose Lee (January 9, 1911 – April 26, 1970) was an American burlesque entertainer famous for her striptease act. She was also an actress, author, and playwright whose 1957 memoir was made into the stage musical and film Gypsy.

silentcuriosity:

Gypsy Rose Lee carrying dog at train station, circa 1937

Gypsy Rose Lee (January 9, 1911 – April 26, 1970) was an American burlesque entertainer famous for her striptease act. She was also an actress, author, and playwright whose 1957 memoir was made into the stage musical and film Gypsy.

vintagegal:

Gypsy Rose Lee - 9 favorite pictures requested by bythemivonks

On October 6, 1889, a Frenchman named Joseph Oller made history by opening the world’s most famous burlesque club in Paris’ 18th arrondissement: the Moulin Rouge. Named for the red windmill on top of the building, it is the cornerstone of burlesque culture and very possibly the birthplace of the striptease.


Shirley Jean Rickert (of Hal Roach’s Our Gang) as burlesque dancer “Gilda and Her Crowning Glory” - c. 1940s

Shirley Jean Rickert (of Hal Roach’s Our Gang) as burlesque dancer “Gilda and Her Crowning Glory” - c. 1940s

Sally Rand

Sally Rand

Sally Rand and her bubble dance in Hollywood Steps Out (1941) - Tex Avery

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Rose la Rose 
First burlesque performer to earn $2,000 per week.
Her mother,  Jennie, traveled the burlesque circuit with her for 18 years,  affectionately called by other performers as “Mother DePella”.
Owned the Town Hall and the Esquire Theaters in Toledo, Ohio.

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Rose la Rose

First burlesque performer to earn $2,000 per week.

Her mother, Jennie, traveled the burlesque circuit with her for 18 years, affectionately called by other performers as “Mother DePella”.

Owned the Town Hall and the Esquire Theaters in Toledo, Ohio.

Shirley Jean Rickert (of Hal Roach’s Our Gang) as burlesque dancer Gilda and Her Crowning Glory - c. 1940s

Shirley Jean Rickert (of Hal Roach’s Our Gang) as burlesque dancer Gilda and Her Crowning Glory - c. 1940s