These shows were notable for their sophisticated choreography and for often dressing the girls in glitzy sequins and feathers.
By the 1960s "fully nude" shows were provided at such places as Le Crazy Horse Saloon.
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.
Strip clubs are frequent targets of litigation around the world, and the sex industry, which includes strip clubs, is a hot button issue in popular culture and politics. The term "striptease" was first recorded in 1938, though "stripping", in the sense of women removing clothing to sexually excite men, seems to go back at least 400 years.
Clubs themselves and various aspects of the business are highlighted in these references.