THE BLOG
12/15/2014 03:50 pm ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

Twelve Days of Burlesque

On the twelfth day of Christmas
Harold Minsky gave to me . . .

12 strippers stripping
11 flashers flashing
10 tappers tapping
9 groins a-grinding
8 butts a-bumping
7 seamstresses sewing
6 police a'raiding
5 shows a night
4 comics muggin'
3 G.I.'s jerkin'
2 tassels twirling

And one lousy singer.

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(All photos Leslie Zemeckis collection)

Leslie Zemeckis is the author of Behind the Burly Q, the definitive history of burlesque and the director, producer of the documentary of the same name. Her biography of stripper Lili St. Cyr will be published by Counterpoint Press in Fall 2015. @BurlyQ, www.behindtheburlyq.com