Cyr, and Blaze Starr emerged as boundary-pushing icons.
Billed as: 'the Hottest Blaze in Burlesque and 'Miss Spontaneous Combustion' due to her bright red hair.
She made many of her elaborate burlesque outfits, was a fan of hunting mushrooms and ginseng and quickly picked up how to play the banjo, he said.
We're talking garments I would give a few teeth to own today.
A lot has changed since those days.
There was even a Hollywood movie about her.
Blaze Starr was no ordinary stripper.
He did not know her personally.