Diana Ross

Diana Ross wearing a Bob Mackie piece, photographed by Richard Avedon for Vogue Paris, 1970.Diana Ross


A dancer dances on top of a skyscraper, Charleston, USA, 1926Charleston

Richard Avedon

Photograph by Richard Avedon -1958-Richard Avedon

Lili St Cyr

Lili St. Cyr experiences a nip-slip! An image likely intended for use in one of ‘Her Intimate Secrets’ lingerie catalogs..Lili St Cyr

Edmonds Guydens

Cabaret Dancer Edmonde Guydens at the Moulin Rouge nightclub in Paris in a costume made of lace~ 1926.Edmonds Guydens

Dovima and Betsy Pickering

Dovima and Betsy Pickering in dresses by Lanvin-Castillo, photo by Avedon, August 1958Dovima and Betsy Pickering

Norma Arden

Norma Arden
Norma is seen here, wearing a costume detail that Dixie Evans referred to, as a: “Flipper”.. A small half-moon piece of heavy fabric belted to the waist.. A small weight was sewn into the lower-half, which Dixie suggested was usually a 50-cent coin.. Then, as she said: “When a girl bumps,— it’ll flip up to flash the G-String, and come right back down again..” I now want to add a flipper to all my costumes.Norma Arden


Chantal with the golden dress Paris 1929 Baron Adolphe de MeyerChantal

Dixie Evans

Dixie Evans aka. “The Marilyn Monroe Of Burlesque”..
Photographed by – Bruno of Hollywood (c. 1950’s)Dixie Evans

Ursula Andress

Ursula Andress from one of my favourite films from Hammer House of Horrors “She”.Ursula Andress