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This custom appears to have originated in the late 1970s when topless go-go dancers first started collecting money from the audience as the fee for going "fully nude".
In America, striptease started in traveling carnivals and burlesque theatres, and featured famous strippers such as Gypsy Rose Lee and Sally Rand.
Other possible influences on modern stripping were the dances of the Ghawazee "discovered" and seized upon by French colonists in 19th century North Africa and Egypt.
The erotic dance of the bee, performed by a woman known as Kuchuk Hanem, was witnessed and described by the French novelist Gustave Flaubert.
To avoid the prohibition, the models appeared in stationary tableaux vivants.
Strip clubs are frequent targets of litigation around the world, and the sex industry, which includes strip clubs, is a hot button issue in popular culture and politics. The term "striptease" was first recorded in 1938, though "stripping", in the sense of women removing clothing to sexually excite men, seems to go back at least 400 years.
Clubs themselves and various aspects of the business are highlighted in these references.
"Top Strip Club" lists in some media have demonstrated that U.
Though often a target of local authority harassment, some of these pubs survive to the present day.
An interesting custom in these pubs is that the strippers walk 'round and collect money from customers in a beer jug before each individual performance.