Photographer Marie Baronnet travelled for two years in order to meet some legendary American striptease pioneers, which are now between sixty and eighty-five years old. Her photographs capture iconic women from the golden age of strip-tease and burlesque accompanied by intimate comments. These girls used to be on the cover of many magazines – not necessarily the chic ones though.
“ Make no mistake. Each of them is a true entrepreneur of the American Dream. They won their flesh and their independence, their sex and their economy, and they paid the price. Fame and fall, addictions, loneliness, poverty, all the vagaries of life when all that’s left is life. They braved all the hardships with humour and grace. That’s what makes them Legends.” – Marie Baronnet