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praedictum-impaver:

 Laverie Vallee (July 18, 1875 – February 6, 1949), best known by her stage name Charmion, was a Sacramento born trapeze artist who possessed strength and a physique most men would be envious of. However, she was most well known for her risqué striptease performances.

The act opened with Charmion taking the stage in full Victorian attire. She would then mount the trapeze and proceed to undress to her leotard while performing impressive and strength-dependant stunts. The act was incredibly impressive and provocative for the era. However, the controversy created by her performances did not prevent the formulation of a devoted, and mostly male, fan base.

One of her greatest fans was Thomas Edison. As a result of that adoration, on November 11, 1901 Charmion committed a simplified version of her act to film for Edison. The film, simply entitled ‘Trapeze Disrobing Act’ focused more on the erotic aspect of the performance, though a few remarkable feats of strength are featured.

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creepicrawlies:

Mark Twain and kitten

creepicrawlies:

Mark Twain and kitten

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duamuteffe:

askcloudycarol:

Vintage Halloween costumes

Wow, uh. I think we downgraded when it comes to scary Halloween costumes, because these are creepy as Hell.

This is the sort of creativity I’d like to see more of.

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wickedknickers:

A dancer from the Crazy Horse club in Paris (1959)

wickedknickers:

A dancer from the Crazy Horse club in Paris (1959)

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theconcretearchives:
An 11 year-old boy tries heroin on rooftop. The Bronx, New York. Photo circa 1977.

theconcretearchives:

An 11 year-old boy tries heroin on rooftop. The Bronx, New York.

Photo circa 1977.

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treadmill-to-oblivion:

“I know it sounds terribly arrogant and conceited but it is, in a way, reassuring to know that my beauty will remain on film long after it fades in life…. Does that sound too terribly egotistical?” -From the novel Racketeers.

Fernande Barrey, Photos by Jean Angelou series 61.

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pizzarash:

ckck:

Lux Burlesque Theatre. Toronto, Canada, circa 1960.

Fun fact, it’s a Starbucks now. 

pizzarash:

ckck:

Lux Burlesque Theatre. Toronto, Canada, circa 1960.

Fun fact, it’s a Starbucks now. 

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tin-pan-ali:

Gosh I just really love old photographs where the people are being silly. It’s so charming, so real.

(Source: nearmercury, via tandemtricycle)

treadmill-to-oblivion:

“I know it sounds terribly arrogant and conceited but it is, in a way, reassuring to know that my beauty will remain on film long after it fades in life…. Does that sound too terribly egotistical?” -From the novel Racketeers.

Fernande Barrey, Photos by Jean Angelou series 61.

(via tandemtricycle)