Detroit History Podcast: 'Lottie the Body' and the Delicate Art of Burlesque

July 28, 2020, 8:25 AM

Local burlesque legend Lottie Graves-Claiborne wowed 'em on several continents from the late 1940s until the early 1980s, sharing the stage with worldwide stars. Throughout her career, Lottie insisted on highlighting the art of the tease.

She died last March at 89. Detroit History Podcast focuses this week on a long life well-lived, and how Lottie the Body's discretion drew a fine line between exotic dancing and mere titillating display.

-- Tim Kiska

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