Actress Marian Martin in a Satan-themed burlesque cape. Martin actually played a dancer named ‘Pinky Lee’ in the 1943 film, ‘Lady of Burlesque’ which was based on the novel ‘The G-String Murders’ written by strip tease queen Gypsy Rose Lee. Martin was not a burlesque performer, but her costume is in the satanic burlesque spirit of this post.  Actress Marian Martin and a burlesque cape featuring our pal, Satan, 1930s

Actress Marian Martin and a burlesque cape featuring our pal, Satan, Martin actually played a dancer named ‘Pinky Lee’ in the 1943 film, ‘Lady of Burlesque’ which was based on the novel ‘The G-String Murders’ written by strip tease queen Gypsy Rose Lee.

Natural Belle: vintage on we heart it / visual bookmark #6754739

Natural Belle: vintage on we heart it / visual bookmark Josephine Baker was THE body of that era

Sultry Circus Vixen Photography - These Fashion Photos Feature Red Lips and Sparkling Diamonds (GALLERY)

Sultry Circus Vixen Photography

Sultry Circus Vixen Photography - These Fashion Photos Feature Red Lips and Sparkling Diamonds (GALLERY) I love the head piece!

Vintage Burlesque Briefs Covered w/ Glass Beads and Sequins 40s/50s..

Vintage briefs covered in glass bugle beads and vintage sequins in white irredesent. It is done in a leaf motif.

Backstage at the Moulin Rouge - 1950s

Back stage at a burlesque club, circa 1950 What I love is Le Figaro is the socialist paper, which means that this stripper is an intellectual. That is so French.

30 Rare and Amazing Vintage Photos That Document Daily Life of Gypsy Rose Lee, America's Most Celebrated Stripper, in 1949

Gypsy Rose Lee dictates a letter to her secretary, Brandy Bryant, who doubles up by doing a strip bit in the show.

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