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.
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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