Effie Moore & Troupe. Every face is very distinctive. Scurlock Studio Records, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution. Addison Scurlock. Image credit: Vintage Vaudeville & Burlesque Images
Jean Idelle was one of the first black burlesque dancers. Most known for her fan dance performances in which she adorned herself in white ostrich feathers, Idelle raked in a whopping $12,000 a year ($104,000 present day).