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Burlesque beauties of the 1890s: Stunning vintage photos of 'loose women in tights' who perfected the art of the tease

A photograph of a burlesque performer from the Burlesque shows became incredibly popular during the century as they displayed the female figure to a male audience used to seeing women whose forms were hidden by clothing such as crinolines.

TITLE: Parting Company DATE: 1950 NOTES: Publisher: Brown & Bigelow. http://www.thepinupfiles.com/elvgren/ELVGREN_img_26.jpg

from AMERICAN GALLERY

Edward Runci (1921 – 1985)

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Peter Driben (1903-1968) He produced a prolific number of covers for magazies such as Beauty Parade, Eyeful, Titter, Wink, Whisper and Flirt.