Queen of burlesque: 7 great dancers who have conquered the world

What do you associate with burlesque? I'm willing to bet that the first Association — a beautiful woman with scarlet lipstick on her lips, in sparkling costumes and fans made out of feathers. In this article, we will go back into the past of this exquisite genre and will introduce you to the divas of burlesque.

Queen of burlesque: 7 great dancers who have conquered the world

Burlesque first appeared in Europe in the mid-nineteenth century. You will be surprised, but in those days girls never danced on stage, instead, they read poetry and amused the audience! The word itself comes from the French "burla" joke, a joke.

It was often a humorous parody of a serious drama or classical work.

Queen of burlesque: 7 great dancers who have conquered the world

Burlesque in a form familiar to us, was popular in London in the mid to late nineteenth century. American burlesque imagined a small stage sketches, witty, provocative and sometimes obscene.

And the first elements of Striptease appeared in 1930 in the United States. Then began one after another to ascend the stars of the genre: Sally Rand, Gypsy rose Lee, Dixie Evans and others.

The rooms became more and more confident clothes on the Actresses had less. The inability to dance artist successfully compensated for decorations and incredible costumes.

Queen of burlesque: 7 great dancers who have conquered the world

Burlesque theaters offered spectators of a presentation for every taste: in the course were trained birds, underwater rooms or doing a trapeze act.

Queen of burlesque: 7 great dancers who have conquered the world

The beautiful blonde gained fame in 1933. A teenager escaped with a mobile theatre, she sold the queue for the cigarettes, and also worked as a dancer and model. Once she was even arrested for alleged indecent exposure, however, this arrest is only attracted viewers who wanted to see the performance of Lady Godiva, as she calls herself.

Queen of burlesque: 7 great dancers who have conquered the world

Sally became known for dancing with huge fans, and "dance bubble" technique in an erotic dance when between the audience and the speakers is a bubble, not allowing to see the nakedness of the artist.

Queen of burlesque: 7 great dancers who have conquered the world

However, Sally never played naked — she always wore a flesh-colored suit.

Queen of burlesque: 7 great dancers who have conquered the world

Considered one of the greatest dancers of Striptease in the history of burlesque. If you find her videos, you'll never guess from the beginning that this charming girl is about to undress. Her career started by chance. Somehow during his speech the strap of her dress snapped and it fell to the floor. The audience fell into a frenzy, and rose Lee liked it. Then she thought to combine performance with a Striptease is a great idea.

Rose Lee is often called "intelligent dancer" because of her sketches on the stage full of witty jokes and subtle allusions.

Queen of burlesque: 7 great dancers who have conquered the world

Myself blaze remembers how they got into show business: "I was 15, I worked as a waitress in a donut shop in Washington. Once I was approached by a man named Ed Snyder. He told me that I'm beautiful and just obliged to get into show business. I was sure that dancing is a sin, but I knew how to play the guitar. He said he will make me a star. He asked me to dress like a cowboy to play on the guitar, and then to undress. I had never heard of the strip.

Queen of burlesque: 7 great dancers who have conquered the world

Ed spoke to me very gently, he tried to convince me that strip only the most beautiful girls. When you not one time even my belly button, not shown, to the idea of exposure is scary. So the first time I just covered myself with a cowboy hat, which I was. But at the end of the show threw her out. I was overwhelmed with emotions, I realized that to undress there's nothing to worry about".

Although its not the most graceful burlesque dancer, she is definitely one of the most beautiful Actresses of the "Golden era" of burlesque.

Queen of burlesque: 7 great dancers who have conquered the world

Dance came into her life suddenly. When Rosita (then Marjorie) was a little girl, the doctors discovered she had heart problems. Then the girl's father asked her to do dancing as an exercise. She traveled and spoke all across America, while one producer said to her: "Rosita, it's just a shame to cover a body like you." She took this into consideration and decided to do something unusual. So there was her dance with the pigeons. Calling every bird by name, she trained them so that they in turn removed the items of clothing.

Queen of burlesque: 7 great dancers who have conquered the world

The so-called Betty for the fiery red hair that had captivated the audience from the first minute. Betty had a hard life. She and her sisters wanted to go to College, but because of the Depression they were thrown out. Their father could no longer pay for Betty's dance classes, and she was forced to go to dance burlesque, in order to help the family with money. There were times when, due to the arbitrariness of the police, which fought with the immoral behavior of the dancers, she worked for dinner, and not for money.

Betty retired from burlesque in the early 60's, after I married, but my fan mail come to her until now.

Queen of burlesque: 7 great dancers who have conquered the world

It is called the "Marilyn Monroe of burlesque" — the artist skillfully used the image of a sex diva for our performances until the death of the actress. Although youth Dixie was far from frivolous: after falling to the great Depression, she had to earn a living dancing, including in night clubs.

Queen of burlesque: 7 great dancers who have conquered the world

An icon of modern burlesque began performing with his show since 1992. According to Dita, she wants to return to the playfulness of the Striptease. One of its crown room is the famous "Martini Glass".

Keywords: Burlesque | Girls | Stars | Dancer | Dancing

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