Category Archives: Burlesque History Lessons

Agonies And Ecstasies Of A Stripper

Some days you have to take the bad with the good. I was thumbing through some of my vintage books about sex and burlesque last night and I came across this interview/article from Spring 1962 by Nicholas David. It interested … Continue reading

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Burlesque History Lesson: The Striptease

“Lois De Fee, gigantesque stripper, gained national attention by a pseudo marriage to a midget.” – Theatre Collection, New York Public Library. Source: A Pictoral History Of Burlesque, by Bernard Sobel, published 1956 It’s that time of year again: Dressew … Continue reading

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Burlesque History Lesson: Babette, The Man-Woman

It’s that time of year again: when burlesque hopefuls find out if their applications to the Burlesque Hall Of Fame weekend have been accepted, and start frantically scouring couch cushions for change, calling promoters who owe them money, and taking … Continue reading

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Vancouver’s Lost Legend Of Burlesque Part 1

It’s not often that a wonderful and strange mystery enters your lap. For any of us who have either picked up Nancy Drew or the Hardy Boys, one can’t but help wanting to answer a question once it’s been posed … Continue reading

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