These shows were notable for their sophisticated choreography and for often dressing the girls in glitzy sequins and feathers.
By the 1960s "fully nude" shows were provided at such places as Le Crazy Horse Saloon.
Clubs themselves and various aspects of the business are highlighted in these references.
"Top Strip Club" lists in some media have demonstrated that U.
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.
In this dance the performer disrobes as she searches for an imaginary bee trapped within her garments.
It is likely that the women performing these dances did not do so in an indigenous context, but rather, responded to the commercial climate for this type of entertainment.
Strip clubs typically adopt a nightclub or bar style, and can also adopt a theatre or cabaret-style. Profitability of strip clubs, as with other service-oriented businesses, is largely driven by location and customer spending habits.
American-style strip clubs began to appear outside North America after World War II, arriving in Asia in the late 1940s and Europe in the 1950s, and since that time, the number of clubs in the U. The better appointed a club is, in terms of its quality of facilities, equipment, furniture, and other elements, the more likely customers are to encounter cover charges and fees for premium features such as VIP rooms.
The popularity of a given club is an indicator of its quality, as is the word-of-mouth among customers who have visited a cross section of clubs in different regions.
Middle Eastern belly dance, also known as oriental dancing, was popularized in the United States after its introduction on the Midway at the 1893 World's Fair in Chicago by a dancer known as Little Egypt.
In this environment, an act featuring a woman slowly removing her clothes in a vain search for a flea crawling on her body was seen in 1895 and possibly filmed in 1897 by the first female director, Alice Guy.
Though often a target of local authority harassment, some of these pubs survive to the present day.