Throwback Thursday: Burlesque (sort of) of the ’70s

1970s, Throwback Thursday

As we learned last week, by the late ’50s and ’60s, burlesque was out and strips clubs were in.

By the ’70s, sleaze was the name of the game. The subtlety of a saucy, slow glove-peel gave way to in-your-face nudity.

No place was this more apparent than NYC’s Times Square, where the great burlesque houses of the ’20s and ’30s were replaced by peep shows, topless bars and porn theaters. For some pics of Times Square during the ’70s, check out this link.

And here’s a history of topless women in Times Square.

But there are some ’70s icons and sex symbols who immediately come to mind and here are a few.

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THE classic image of the ’70s: the iconic Farrah Fawcett poster that graced the walls (and spank bank) of many a high school dude.
Bo Derek was ’10’ during the late ’70s. C’mon, you know you rocked the corn rows that summer!
Girl next door, Cybill Shepherd
Badass: Lynda Carter as Wonder Woman lassoed the world with her gold rope
Speaking of badass, these Angels knew what was up. Jaclyn Smith, Kate Jackson and Farrah Fawcett in Charlie’s Angels
Another girl next door. Yeah, that’s creepy, but rumor has it she made out with her TV brother so… Maureen McCormick as Marcia Brady
And one for the ladies… Burt Reynolds poses nude for Cosmo in 1972. Er, thanks?

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