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Leslie Cunningham interviewed by Bebe Bardot

I am so happy to finally be able to share this video: Burlesque Historian Bebe Bardot interviews author Leslie Cunningham about her book Brown Skin Showgirls! It is rare to encounter a historically rich and visually stunning book that is dedicated solely to the brown skin showgirl or black burlesque of the early to mid 20th century. BROWN SKIN SHOWGIRLS is a black and white photographic collection of burlesque, exotic, shake, salsa and chorus line dancers, strippers, and cross-dressers from Leon Claxton’s Harlem in Havana Revue during its run on Royal American Shows from 1936 to 1967. Please share this and let people know about this incredible project! Support Leslie Cunningham: CashApp: Love offerings and donations can be sent to (Leslie Cunningham) at: $NMRKLION via paypal at: Brownskin Showgirl book order can be placed through Paypal here