I did not tell half of what I saw for I knew that I would not be believed.

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Taken at the Enchanted Burlesque show, staged at the Old Rep Theatre, Birmingham, on the 27th September. Performing here is Sophia St Villier.

Tattoo Works of Teresa Sharpe

Tattoo Works of Teresa Sharpe

The Pointer Sisters in the 1970s.Photograph RB.Redferns

The Pointer Sisters in the 1970s.Photograph RB.Redferns

Stunning backpiece by Alex @ Stigma Studios

Stunning backpiece by Alex @ Stigma Studios

A stunning, 18 year old Loretta Young in a gorgeous photo from ‘Big Business Girl’ - 1931

A stunning, 18 year old Loretta Young in a gorgeous photo from ‘Big Business Girl’ - 1931

Gwen Stefani by Matthias Vriens-McGrath for Elle UK April 2011.

The incomparable Grace Jones.

Donna Summer performing in Atlanta, March 1978.  Photograph by Associated News

Donna Summer performing in Atlanta, March 1978.  Photograph by Associated News

Ella Fitzgerald performing in a Chicago nightclub in 1958. ‘I’m no glamour girl,’ she once remarked, ‘but God gave me this talent, so I just stand there and sing.’

Ella Fitzgerald performing in a Chicago nightclub in 1958. ‘I’m no glamour girl,’ she once remarked, ‘but God gave me this talent, so I just stand there and sing.’

Aretha Franklin in her dressing room at Newark Symphony Hall in 1969 by Walter Iooss Jr.

Aretha Franklin in her dressing room at Newark Symphony Hall in 1969 by Walter Iooss Jr.