History of the influence of burlesque on pinup

This entry is part 19 of 24 in the series CheeseCake Pinup Magazine - 1953

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:

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