The Myth of Moral Decline, pt. 5 (Booty Dance Edition)

Did you think those background dancers in the 2 Live Crew and Sir Mix-a-Lot videos of the early 1990s invented booty dancing?  Nope. Here’s Josephine Baker at the Folies Bergere in the late 1920s. 

(By the way, this is the kind of thing I get to research for my dissertation. So is this.)

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