Posts tagged burlesque

Burlesque Birthday Cake, 1933, Chicago. Aaron Bohrod

Burlesque Birthday Cake, 1933, Chicago. Aaron Bohrod

South State Street, 1963, Chicago.

South State Street, 1963, Chicago.

Girls, Girls, Girls (Rialto Theater, State Street at Van Buren), 1958, Chicago. Art Shay

Girls, Girls, Girls (Rialto Theater, State Street at Van Buren), 1958, Chicago. Art Shay

Mae West, when she was Chicago’s “Queen of Burlesque,” 1914, Chicago.
Although her look would dramatically change when she left for Hollywood, her subtly x-rated humor was there from the beginning.

Mae West, when she was Chicago’s “Queen of Burlesque,” 1914, Chicago.

Although her look would dramatically change when she left for Hollywood, her subtly x-rated humor was there from the beginning.

Burlesque at the Rialto, 1935, Chicago. Aaron Bohrod

Burlesque at the Rialto, 1935, Chicago. Aaron Bohrod

Redd Foxx gets a surprise when he peeks into the “ladies’ dressing room” at Roberts’ Show Lounge, 6622 South Park  (now MLK Blvd.) 1958, Chicago.

Redd Foxx gets a surprise when he peeks into the “ladies’ dressing room” at Roberts’ Show Lounge, 6622 South Park (now MLK Blvd.) 1958, Chicago.

Protesting at The Candy Store, 874 N Wabash, 1984, Chicago.
The Candy Store was the last topless bar in the Rush Street area.

Protesting at The Candy Store, 874 N Wabash, 1984, Chicago.

The Candy Store was the last topless bar in the Rush Street area.

Get up a party and bring the ladies to see Dagmar at the Rialto, State and Van Buren, 1951, Chicago.

Get up a party and bring the ladies to see Dagmar at the Rialto, State and Van Buren, 1951, Chicago.

South State St, 1946, Chicago. Walker Evans

South State St, 1946, Chicago. Walker Evans

The Gayety Cafe (549 N Clark), Playground for Conventioneers during the Republican National Convention, 1952, Chicago. Bob Natkin.

The Gayety Cafe (549 N Clark), Playground for Conventioneers during the Republican National Convention, 1952, Chicago. Bob Natkin.

Chicago Burlesque, 1936, Aaron Bohrod

Chicago Burlesque, 1936, Aaron Bohrod

Florenz Ziegfeld, born and raised in Chicago, would go on to be one of the most famous vaudeville and theatrical impresarios of Broadway, including his famous Ziegfeld Follies.

Ziegfeld’s first success came with promoting the strongman Eugen Sandow at the Columbian Exposition of 1893.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Florenz_Ziegfeld,_Jr.

Rozita Royce, cabaret/burlesque dancer who used doves in her act, 1933, Chicago.

Rozita Royce, cabaret/burlesque dancer who used doves in her act, 1933, Chicago.

Before and after at the Chez Paree (Fairbanks and Ohio), 1952, Chicago. Francis Miller.

The Rialto Theater, which stood at 546 S State Street, 1954, Chicago.

The Rialto Theater, which stood at 546 S State Street, 1954, Chicago.