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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.

justamoment: Ellen Hovick (Dainty June/June Havoc) and her older sister Rose Hovick (Gypsy Rose Lee). June Havoc, actress and vaudeville veteran who was immortalized in Gypsy, dies at 97.

Actress Marian Martin in a Satan-themed burlesque cape. Martin actually played a dancer named ‘Pinky Lee’ in the 1943 film, ‘Lady of Burlesque’ which was based on the novel ‘The G-String Murders’ written by strip tease queen Gypsy Rose Lee. Martin was not a burlesque performer, but her costume is in the satanic burlesque spirit of this post.   Of the many fun things that comes along with being a part of the diverse compendium that is Dangerous Minds, those rare days when my feet hit the…