LizzieMaine said:Burlesque was more than just strippers in the '40s -- it was sort of like vaudeville's bratty little cousin, with comedians, novelty acts, and musicians alongside the gals taking their clothes off. It peaked during the Depression era, where you had people like Sally Rand stripping at the Chicago World's Fair, and it got even more notoriety when Mayor LaGuardia shut down the New York burlesque theatres in 1937.
But it continued in other cities, and a few burlesque personalities became major celebrities during the '40s. Gypsy Rose Lee was probably the most famous of them, making guest appearances on mainstream radio shows, writing articles for mainstream magazines, and appearing in movies. It also got a shot in the arm during the war era, when there were a lot of sailors on liberty looking for things to do while ashore.
reetpleat said:A burlesque dancer on the radio? Not my preferred choice of venue.
LoserVonTeese said:its sounds fun... its there a beingers class or instructional dvd?
ZombieGirl said:Miss Indigo Blue is based out of Seattle... I'm not sure what part of CA you're from but I guess it's a possibility for you. I've checked into DVDs just for the fun of it but all I've seen are silly Carmel Elecktra-type work out videos or belly dancing, which is great but just not my thing.
What I really like about Burlesque is that all shapes and sizes of people (that's people, not women) are welcome. There's a place for everyone!