Candy Barr with her six shooters

Strippers and Burlesque

Candy Barr with her six shooters
Candy Barr with her six shooters

As spin off from the Variety and Vaudeville shows The Chorus and Dancers became a genre themselves "Burlesque", over time to increase their audience their costumes got smaller and the dance performances evolved into a striptease.

Publicity photo Tempest Storm
Publicity photo Tempest Storm

During the 50s these entertainers migrated from the theatres which were falling apart at this point, and

into the the older nightclubs that had been built with large show spaces during the big band era and were

themselves needing a new audience.

 

 

Doda Poster
Doda Poster

 

During the 60s the chorus line disappeared and smaller purpose built clubs appeared at the same time as the Pasties disappeared.

TV entertainment and Film was pushing the sexual limits as much as they could so Strippers needed to go farther to attract an audience ultimately stripping naked.

 

 

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