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The legal status of strip clubs has evolved over the course of time, with national and local laws becoming progressively more liberal on the issue around the world, although some countries (such as Iceland) have implemented strict limits and bans.
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.
This was the first of the private striptease members' clubs in Britain.
Pubs were also used as venues, most particularly in the East End, with a concentration of such venues in the district of Shoreditch.
By the 1960s "fully nude" shows were provided at such places as Le Crazy Horse Saloon.
In Britain in the 1930s, Laura Henderson began presenting nude shows at the Windmill Theatre in London.
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Strip clubs are venues where strippers provide adult entertainment, predominantly in the form of striptease or other erotic or exotic dances.
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.
These shows were notable for their sophisticated choreography and for often dressing the girls in glitzy sequins and feathers.
The dancers, to please their lovers the more, dropped their clothes and danced, totally naked, the nicest entrées and ballets; one of the princes directed the delightful music, and only the lovers were allowed to watch the performances.
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.
By the 1950s touring striptease acts were used to attract audiences to the dying music halls.