Burlesque and the Art of the Teese by Dita Von Teese
This book will change what you think about burlesque. Dita Von Teese shows her excellent taste in her homage to classic strip tease. She explores the entire range of burlesque from the 1800's through the 1950's with great attention to the details which make the looks authentic. This book reflects the pride Dita takes in her profession. It's a pretty cool book. And if you need an excuse ... look at it as a historical coffee table book.