Ladies Who Entertained Us

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They entertained by stripping off their clothes on stage, it started in Vaudeville where they went from fully dressed to a tiny costume, Burlesque became a  genre of its own where the show was just ladies stripping on stage. As things got more adventurous Strippers would offer their act even on Night Club floors. Later in the Century as technology evolved Ladies would perform on film and then video tape.

Jennie Lee


Jennie Lee (at Left) is featured with good friends- Pat Flannery (middle) and Doreen Gray, in a publicity photo for the 1951 Burlesque film- “DING-DONG! A NIGHT in the MOULIN ROUGE”.

Jennie Lee shake them girl

burlesque star Jennie Lee shake those boobs and makes those tassels fly

Jennie Lee founded the League of Exotic Dancers

In 1955, Jennie Lee founded the League of Exotic Dancers, an independent organization within the American Guild of Variety Artists, which also became a vehicle to preserve the traditions of burlesque.