Bunny Yeager, photographer and author, focuses her camera on the striptease artists of the 1950s. They are also called strippers, ecdysiasts, exotic or erotic dancers, or burlesque queens, but by whatever name they are called they are engaged in the same kind of entertainment. They take off their clothes to music on a theater stage or in a night club.
Bunny recorded some of the best strippers through her camera, capturing her subjects in smokey night clubs with only one spotlight for illumination or setting up her own floodlights at the club after it was closed. She also was able to work with some of these beautiful girls at home or on the beach relaxing.
The leading stars of the time are included, with many candid photos of their stage routines. Included are Jeanie Delta, Lana Loy, Jennie Lee, Dixie Evans, Blaze Starr, Lilly Christine, San San, Bonnie Bell, Yuonne Menard, Cookie Cooper, Devilon, Tee Tee Red, Sharon Knight, and Evelyn West. As a bonus attraction Bunny includes some thoughts about the current revival of burlesque and includes two of the newest stars, Michelle "Toots" L'Amour and Kitten DeVille. A list of all the known striptease dancers of the past is also included along with a brief history of the art form.
If you love women, you'll love this journey back in to the era of the 1950s, whether you like strippers or not!
|Publisher:||Schiffer Publishing, Ltd.|
|Product dimensions:||8.40(w) x 10.90(h) x 0.40(d)|
Table of Contents
About the Author 7
Who was the best striptease dancer of all? 10
Why do men like to watch striptease dancers 11
Why do women go to striptease shows? 12
Jeanie Delta 12
Striptease Costumes 22
Lana Loy 25
History of Stripping 26
The Exotic World Burlesque Museum 29
Jennie Lee 32
Dixie Evans 40
Blaze Starr 56
Lilly Christine 60
San San 70
Bonnie Bell 78
Yvonne Menard 90
Cookie Cooper 104
Unknown Stripper 118
Tee Tee Red 122
Sharon Knight 132
Evelyn West 142
The New Burlesque 154
Michelle "Toots" L'Amour 155
Kitten DeVille 158
List of Striptease Dancers of the Past 160