Skip to main content

VINTAGE : Black Burlesque

Black performers in burlesque were, & are still often very overshadowed. I took some time to compile a list of some vintage Black Burlesque Queens you may or may not know . 
 [ if there are any past or recent black burlesque performers you know , please comment below!]

1.  Josephine Baker


2. Lottie the Body 


3. Miss Topsy 

4. Ethelyn Butler 

5. Venus La Doll 


6. Lady Ernestine 


7. Jean Idelle

8. Kay Montez


9.Shelley Devonshire 

10. Elizabeth Dickerson 


Popular posts from this blog

Gogo Boots # 2

Get this look below !  a sequel to -> Get the Look : Gogo Boots curated price conscious purchase options 

Queen of Sheba Costumes 1959

Costumes designed by Ralph Jester  Although I am constantly disgusted at hollywood’s infamous erasure of KNOWN BLACK WOMEN historical figures & their obsession of replacing them with mediocre incomparable counterparts , the costumes in this movie are beautiful .  I certain sure Makeda’s original garb put these costumes to shame. But nevertheless take a look below.  For more images scroll through :  HERE  

ICONS: Daphne Blake Style

Daphne Blake is and has been an icon  throughout the years to us all ! Take a look at the pieces inspired by her character below, xo