There is something to be said about the art of seduction. It’s funny how we associate seduction with the naughty side of things: a tool of Satan. But I disagree. I think seduction is sexy and healthy, even biblical.
We’ve collected many vintage burlesque photos from shows and performers that danced with the devil. Enjoy!
Actress Marian Martin in a Satan-themed burlesque cape. Martin actually played a dancer named ‘Pinky Lee’ in the 1943 film, ‘Lady of Burlesque’ which was based on the novel ‘The G-String Murders’ written by strip tease queen Gypsy Rose Lee. Martin was not a burlesque performer, but her costume is in the satanic burlesque spirit of this post.
Burlesque performer Diane de Lys in a publicity photo for her show ‘The Devil and the Virgin,’ 1953.
Black Jewelry (Gallery 2)
The Dead Shall Rise
Would you live here? It’s for Sale.
Be Still My Beating Heart
Dancer Diane Parker (perhaps classified as more of a ‘stripper’) and her ‘1/2 and 1/2’ routine in which Satan is about to stab her in the throat.
Burlesque performer Diane de Lys, in a publicity photo for her show ‘The Devil and the Virgin,’ 1953