More to explore:
Golden Age Burlesque Star: The Fabulous Zorita (August 30, 1915 - November 12, 2001)
Vintage Burlesque from the 1890's. You can definitely see the theatrical and erotic parody elements of burlesque here. I totally love the little hat.
Lovely Keeper of the Stars. Late Victorian cabinet photo of woman dressed in star attire.
A burlesque dancer walking her pet snake
La Goulue - She was the first major star of the Moulin Rouge and credited with creating the can-can. She's also immortalized in many Toulouse-Lautrec paintings. "Queen of Monmartre"
Italian silent film star Almirante Manzini
The stunning Maude Fealy (1881 - 1971) was a star of the Edwardian stage and silent films. image is from a vintage postcard.
Eliza Blasina, 1890. From the Charles H. McCaghy Collection of Exotic Dance from Burlesque to Clubs
The chorus of fairies in the burlesque Ariel, Gaiety Theatre, London, 8 October 1883