The Striptease, invented by the French – Paris

Thats right folks, the Striptease of record took place on March 13th 1894, at the Divan Fayouau in Paris, France. A young woman before a paying audience in a public theatre, acted out various events that required her to undress, such as taking a bath, being examined by a doctor, and finding a flea in her undergarments.

      March 13th 1894
      the Divan Fayouau, Paris, France.

Additional Information:

  • Striptease – Wikipedia
    The origins of striptease as a performance art are disputed and various dates and occasions have been given from ancient Babylonia to 20th century America. The term “striptease” was first recorded in 1932, though “stripping”, in the sense of women removing clothing to sexually excite men, seems to go back to at least the late 19th century.
  • Striptease | Define Striptease at
    a burlesque act in which a dancer removes garments one at a time to the accompaniment of music.
  • History of Burlesque – Belle Phenomene
    I am often asked “what’s the difference between a burlesque performer and a stripper?”. Well my answer is; burlesque shows often include stripping, but your average strip club will not include any burlesque. But my favorite answer to this question (courtesy of A Randy Johnson) is “strippers make money, burlesque dancers make costumes”.

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