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Burlesque Beauty Edna Mae, by Murray Korman 1930s

Faith Bacon who was a Burlesque dancer and Ziegfeld Follies girl between 1928 and 1931, who tragically committed suicide by throwing herself out of a window when she couldn’t find work. She was only 46.

The showgirls’ dressing room at the Pigalle nightclub, Piccadilly, London, June 1953

This is the NZ burlesque performer Leda Petit, wearing pasties & G string by Flo Foxworthy. Photo by Jocelen Janon

Tempest Storm: vintage 4x5 Irving Klaw Photo Tempest appeared in 2 Irving Klaw films: Teaserama (1955) and Buxom Beautease (1956). Photos of Tempest’s performance in the films were also sold via Irving Klaw’s mail order business.


Tana (The Temptress)     aka. "The Persian Princess"..

Jenne Lee This is not "The Bazoom Girl"..  Similar name, though.

Marcia Edgington: vintage 8x10 photo

Maxine Martin - 6’4” Skyscraper: signed, vintage 8x10 photo

Sherry Britton: vintage 8x10 photo

Burlesque dancer Candy Barr c.1950’s

  • Sully

    I feel like often in vintage photography of thin women, you see this particularly curvy, almost stomach sucked in look. This isn't the best example of it, but I've seen it better portrayed in other posts. Part of it is the the angle from her low ribs to her stomach. In more contemporary photography of thin women, you see more of a flat line from the ribs to the stomach and less volume in the upper ribs. Is this a photoshop thing, a result from the change in women's diet or exercise or something else? Does anyone else ever see this?

  • kelsey anne

    It's photoshop 100%. Most women, even healthy and thin women, have curves through the middle and their hips. The hourglass depends on genetics, some people aren't born with that figure. It just isn't "in style" anymore. Very few women (unless they're body builders or prepubescent) have totally flat stomachs.

December 16, 2008: Tempest Storm, Gloria Pall & Dixie Evans at the Bettie Page funeral in Westwood Memorial Park, Los Angeles, CA.