Flapping Founding Mother Legends

3 04 2007

istock_000000157049_l1.jpgIf you study history, you study human nature. If you learn Showgirl history you may gain insight to your own existence in the business. Intellectualizing being a stripper shines rays of hope into caverns of loneliness and fear.

Besides the old photographs are enchanting and provocative.  Harsh lights and curvy silhouettes bring the attitudes of these daring women to life.

This is our history girls, let’s take it easy and learn it together. By learning who did what before you were born, will empower you and help you to be seen as a true performer.

Possessing the knowledge and vocabulary to define what beat you dance to sets you apart from the average stereotype. This job takes study commitments just like any other job. If you want to make money without selling your coo coo then you need a gimmick and flexibility to reinvent yourself.

This may be accomplished by studying the acts, costumes and poses of the past. Everything can be redone by you, using your fresh ideas and creativity. In another lesson I will illustrate how to use materials to make inexpensive costumes.    

Once upon a time ago, I had a really rad book with tons of names and dates. I’ll try and hunt that one down to share with you.

Until then check out these ladies and dates of Burlesque History by www.burlesquehistory.com/trivia.html  and www.exoticworldusa.com

There you can begin by learning that Camille 2000 was the first to introduce S and M to the business with her Tribute to Marquis De Sade. 

Dita von Teese is the Queen of Burlesque

1840 Photograpy is invented

1933 Sally Rand makes her fan dance famous at the Chicago World’s Fair

1934 Runway work is prohibited in New York

Learn Fancy Dancy ways of speaking about your occupation like a Fine Art.  


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