Antedating of "Stripper"

Shapiro, Fred fred.shapiro at YALE.EDU
Sun Apr 13 16:30:56 UTC 2014

stripper  (OED, n.1 1.b., 1930)

1929 _Billboard_ 14 Sept. 33/1 (Entertainment Industry Magazine Archive)  Buckley ... mastered the art of captivating the customers as a Columbia Theater runway number leading stripper.

Fred Shapiro

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