|1920’s NYC Chorus Line source: LASCA SARTORIS blog|
As you may know I a have a love of burlesque. From the broader elements of vaudeville to the glamorous ensembles and clever routines, I am enchanted. In the last few years I have sought out vintage images of gorgeous pin ups and burlesque performers who looked more like me. I have to say, it’s hard work finding the history of Black pin ups and burlesque performers! So I wanted to share some of the fab resources and pics I managed to find.
You will find a fabulous collection of vintage images of women of color on LASCA SARTORIS, a tumblr blog.
|Ada Overton Walker|
|Josephine Baker Postcard|
|La “Revue Nègre” in Nelson-Theater,Berlin,1932 by Hans Robertson|
With burlesque once again becoming mainstream entertainment mainstream Black publications like Ebony are chronicling Black history in the genre:
African-American women have been performing burlesque in…
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