Shop the look: Burlesque Dancers, Pinups, & Showgirls

Burlesque Dancers, Pinups, & Showgirls
Material Life is proud to present original photographs and related ephemera from the 1950s through the 1970s of Black burlesque performers, pinup models, and other pioneers of the pleasures of female beauty and sexuality.


The exhibition “Girls! Girls! Girls!: Ecdysiasts, Pinups, & Other Naked Ladies,” features includes legendary revues and performers including Harlem in Havana, Lottie the Body, and Toni Elling alongside lesser known luminaries such as Donna “Tonette” Young and Princess Rolls Royce. It also features professional and amateur pinup models including Lorraine Carter, Mia Coco, Betty Howard, Martha Weaver Jordan, and Dottie Smith.
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