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Burlesque performer, Rouhea Bey (circa 1930s)

Burlesque dancer Sherry Britton c. 1940s

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Burlesque/Exotic dancer Blaze Starr (circa 1950s)

Burlesque dancers Naomi Jackson and Mario Rio in Flirt Magazine, 1953 (via)

Burlesque dancer Gypsy Rose Lee c. 1937

Burlesque dancer Nita Louise c. 1940s

Burlesque dancer Vera Allen photographed by Maurice Seymour, 1952 (via)

Burlesque dancer Zorita c. 1940s

Burlesque dancer Misty Ayers c. 1955

Burlesque dancer Zorita c. 1942

Bettie Page demonstrates how much clothing can be removed in a strip-tease (legally) in Carnival Magazine, 1953 (via)