American Burlesque is a genre of variety show. Derived from elements of Victorian burlesque, music hall and minstrel shows, burlesque shows in America became popular in the 1860s and evolved to feature ribald comedy (lewd jokes) and female striptease. By the early 20th century, burlesque in America was presented as a populist blend of satire, performance art, music hall and adult entertainment, featuring striptease and broad comedy acts.
Are you familiar with the theme from The Twilight Zone with its spooky tone? What about Jaws? Have you ever hummed or heard someone hum the tune in a sneakily fashion, especially if near or in the water? Without the utterance of a single word, an instant understandable reference to a specific idea or emotion can be triggered through familiar movie themes, such as Psycho or Deliverance. What theme song is triggered by reference to burlesque?