September 8, 2004 | Posted in Editorial Features by
There's something irresistibly naughty about this 1950s-era burlesque film we found today in the Prelinger Archives at archive.org - we'd even go so far as to say it's the sexiest thing we've seen all week, with nary a drop of silicone, a d.p. or an ATM (or barely a fully exposed breast, for that matter) in sight. Maybe we're less jaded that we thought. And whatever did happen to Bonnie Jean Hendrie anyway?
"Famous Dancers of the Burlesque Stage" (streaming and downloadable videos with sound @ archive.org - thanks Donald)
See also: "Afro Mood Burlesque", "Indian Love Burlesque", "Peeping Tom's Paradise", "Chinese Joy Dance" (more burlesque videos @ archive.org - thanks to Scott for spotting that last one)