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Gown-and-glove striptease

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Desire D'Amour at the Miss Exotic World Pageant, 2006. Photo Michael Albov

The gown-and-glove striptease is considered a very traditional form of the striptease.[1][2][3] This routine developed in America and spread to Europe.[2] The performer, usually female, is dressed elegantly in an evening gown with a back zipper and elbow length opera gloves. She then removes the gloves one at a time, in a slow teasing manner, before similarly removing the gown. This type of dance is exemplified by actresses like Rita Hayworth in Gilda (1946)[4] and Natalie Wood in Gypsy (1962)[5] and by current neo-burlesque performers like Dita Von Teese,[6] Bonnie Delight,[1] Bettsie Bon Bon and Havana Hurricane.[2]

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  1. ^ a b Chun, Alex (14 February 2008). "Clean, wholesome, old-fashioned burlesque". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 24 November 2018.
  2. ^ a b c "10 Steps to Classic Burlesque Superstardom - The Ultimate Masterclass". 21st Century Burlesque Magazine. 29 August 2016. Retrieved 24 November 2018.
  3. ^ "Southern Fried Burlesque Festival has curve appeal". Atlanta Creative Loafing. 9 March 2011. Retrieved 24 November 2018.
  4. ^ "Gilda: Rita Hayworth as Gilda Farrell". Girls Do Film. 15 July 2013. Retrieved 24 November 2018.
  5. ^ Whitesell, Lloyd (2018). Wonderful Design: Glamour in the Hollywood Musical. Oxford University Press. ISBN 9780190843847.
  6. ^ Jack, Tewes (24 February 2018). "The Art of the Teese - Dita Von Teese". Australian Stage Online. Retrieved 24 November 2018.