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.


Miss Topsy 1960s

Mary Elizabeth Thompson, AKA “Miss Topsy” worked as a burlesque dancer over the course of 1962 into the 1970’s. She was born in St. Louis, Missouri and worked as a secretary before taking up dancing. Miss Topsy was a top performer and adored all throughout Europe, Asia and The United States. She was one of the first African-American women to headline a an event outside of the United States. She left burlesque to lead a more simple life and raise a family

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