In the late 1940s, burlesque dancer Barbara Yung had one of the most popular acts on the Chinatown nightclub scene. “Forbidden City: The Golden Age of Chinese Nightclubs.”

In the late 1940s, burlesque dancer Barbara Yung had one of the most popular acts on the Chinatown nightclub scene. “Forbidden City: The Golden Age of Chinese Nightclubs.”

burlesque

burlesque

jungfrukallan: Yuan Meiyun 袁美雲 She was the star of Girl in Disguise (1936), a huge box office hit that spawned three sequels. One of Chinese cinema’s earliest gender-benders, it epitomized the “soft films” of 1930s Shanghai that were despised by ideologues—both left and right.

jungfrukallan: Yuan Meiyun 袁美雲 She was the star of Girl in Disguise (1936), a huge box office hit that spawned three sequels. One of Chinese cinema’s earliest gender-benders, it epitomized the “soft films” of 1930s Shanghai that were despised by ideologues—both left and right.

Hatamen Cigarettes / Origin: China - c. 1930 /  20 x 29 in (50 x 74 cm) / This Hatamen Cigarettes advertisement displays an interesting intersection of Chinese culture and Western style.  A beautiful young woman stands before us in a cheongsam--patterned in an occidental style--and a western necktie.

Hatamen Cigarettes

Hatamen Cigarettes / Origin: China - c. 1930 / 20 x 29 in (50 x 74 cm) / This Hatamen Cigarettes advertisement displays an interesting intersection of Chinese culture and Western style. A beautiful young woman stands before us in a cheongsam--patterned in an occidental style--and a western necktie.

八千草薫 Kaoru Yachigusa

八千草薫 Kaoru Yachigusa

disco ball helmet

disco ball helmet

Henriette Hiebel aka La Jana - 1920's - Austrian-German dancer and actress - @~ Mlle

Henriette Hiebel aka La Jana - 1920's - Austrian-German dancer and actress - @~ Mlle

VOGUE ITALIA TIM WALKER KAREN - Google 検索

VOGUE ITALIA TIM WALKER KAREN - Google 検索

$SUIVI SUIVIのこれまでのお話。-segrtc

$SUIVI SUIVIのこれまでのお話。-segrtc

1920s bathing suits.

Bathing Beauty Flapper Girls 1921 Redondo Beach CA photo poster panorama

1920s bathing suits.

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