that was what Ann Corio felt was a better word for her art than "striptease."
in the early '40s Monogram signd her as their answer to Maria Montez. the stripper only made 5 pictures.
Corio made a spectacular comeback in her 50s doing her strip act on Broadway. on the same stage where I'd seen Geraldine Page play O'Neill exactly 2 years earlier I witnessd Corio perform in "This Was Burlesque" producd by her husband. it was a fascinating glimpse back at a popular form of entertainment no longer in vogue.