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Lucy and a fan LIFE's Walter Sanders photographed Ball in costume for the extravagant dream sequence set in 18th-century France at the center of "DuBarry Was a Lady." In this 1943 adaptation of Cole Porter's Broadway hit, hoofer Ball had the lead role as a golddigging nightclub singer, opposite fellow comic Red Skelton and a rising song-and-dance man named Gene Kelly. She was billed in the movie's trailer as "Queen of the Red-Heads."

Lois Hutton .The centre figure of dance for five people, composed and costumed designed by Lois Hutton to music by Ravel. Plate XXXIII from Margaret Morris – Dancing, photographs by Fred Daniels

Rosalina Braide - Carlos and Miguel Vargas, Peru c. 1926

Vivian Vernon Vintage photo of a 1920’s-era showgirl..

Vintage Burlesque

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African American Burlesque Performer Lottie the Body (c.1960s)