BURLESQUE THEN AND NOW. Did you see the Gothamist/New York Times item featuring a 1935 letter extolling the beauty of burlesque?
Here's a sample of "vintage" burlesque as performed by Dixie Evans.
For a generous helping of stills of more recent burlesque, check out this substantial Flickr set, brought to my attention via Rachel Kramer Bussel's blog Lusty Lady.
And here's a sampler of New York City's hardcore BadAss Burlesque, courtesy of ToxicPop.