This article is about the type of dance. Archived from the original pdf on 13 April Originally an X-rated movie theater this striptease club pioneered lap dancing in , and was a major force in popularizing it in strip clubs on a nationwide and eventually worldwide basis.
The results, however, were somewhat disappointing; mostly redundant and not as insightful as I had hoped. The concept of strip-tease was also widely known, as can be seen in the reference to it in Thomas Otway 's comedy The Soldier's Fortune , where a character says: In the United States, striptease started in traveling carnivals and burlesque theatres, and featured famous strippers such as Gypsy Rose Lee and Sally Rand.
Looking for Little Egypt. By the s, touring striptease acts were used to attract audiences to the dying music halls.
Before the s, dancers of both sexes appeared largely in underground clubs or as part of a theatre experience, but the practice eventually became common enough on its own. Striptease and public nudity have been subject to legal and cultural prohibitions and other aesthetic considerations and taboos.
From ancient times to the present day, striptease was considered a form of public nudity and subject to legal and cultural prohibitions on moral and decency grounds. For the race horse "Exotic Dancer", see Exotic Dancer horse.