Unlike the idealised sirens drawn by and which were popular in the pages of Esquire magazine and on the noses of planes, these were real women who range from the very risque, to super-glam to the girl next door.
Many were big cinema stars like , and Ingrid Bergman waving below but, however famous, all of them were fabulous.
A different time for better or worse.
And that Sherry Britton is really revealing, though not surprising for a burlesque dancer to wear such a thing comfortably.
It is summed up in the desire to eroticism; not gynecology.