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Jean Idelle with her feather fans “Jean Idelle was one of the most sort after Exotic Dancers of her time. Ms. Idelle studied dance at the Katherine Dunham School of Dance in New York City. After a brief stint in Dunham’s experiemental troupe, Ms. Idelle was discovered and made a headliner for Minsky’s Burlesque Shows between 1950 to 1964. Ms. Idelle made her mark by performing in White and Black Shows across the U.S. and Canada

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Burlesque beauties of the 1890s: Stunning vintage photos of 'loose women in tights' who perfected the art of the tease

Burlesque beauties of the 1890's. Perfectly harmless by modern standards, but utterly scandalous by the standards of the day. These might make good starting points for a steampunk costume.