History of the influence of burlesque on pinup

History of the influence of burlesque on pinup

Burlesque has provided men with a variety of entertaining pinups. Notably, Ida Bayton’s white violin act in “The Taxi Girls” in 1914, and Lili St. Cyr’s bubble bath striptease that helped land her in 3D movies.

It’s ironic that both Bayton and St. Cyr have faded into obscurity, almost 60 years later. I can’t find any reference to which 3D movies  Lili St. Cyr was in, nor can I find any biographies of Ida Bayton (just mentions in old newspaper clippings on Google).

Enjoy these now-obscure pieces and pictures of pinup history:

About The Author

Jessica Kay Murray

Professional WordPress nerd. Lover of all things older than me. I am fascinated by early 1900s labor and feminist history, and have a sporadic addiction to reading nonfiction about those things on Archive.org. I scan old photographs and ephemera when I get really super bored. On Etsy I sell vintage clothing that I got as part of an interesting trade deal a few years ago.

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