“The Gold Painted Stripper” photograph by Arthur “Weegee” Fellig, 1950
Seventeen-year-old Bianca Passarge of Hamburg dresses up as a cat and dances on wine bottles in June 1958. Her performance was based on a dream. She practiced for eight hours a day to do this. (x)
Josephine Baker, 1926
Cab Calloway and his orchestra with the Cotton Club Chorus at the Cotton Club, 1936.
Whirling flamenco dancer with a wide skirt. Seville, Spain, 1934.
Ziegfeld girl Katherine Burke by Alfred Cheney Johnston c. 1920s