A former burlesque dancer named La Savona poses at her home in Indianapolis in 2012. She is among those featured in Marie Baronnet's book "Legends: The Living Art of Risque."
Stephanie Blake poses in Simi Valley, California, in 2013. "The idea was to go to them and not to do something in a neutral place, because I wanted to feel the atmosphere of where they live," Baronnet said.
Suzette Monique lives in Athabasca, Alberta. All of the burlesque legends in Baronnet's book are at least 65 years old. Some are even in their 90s.
Sometimes, the women's pets would become "extras" in the photographs. Here, Suzette Fontaine strikes a suggestive pose with her dog in New York in 2014.
Lottie the Body shows some skin in Detroit in 2012.
Viva La Fever soaks in the sun from a garden in San Francisco in 2012.
Bambi Jones poses outside a home in Henderson, Nevada, in 2012.
Ellion Ness gets dressed in San Francisco in 2012. Burlesque is known for its elaborate costumes and routines.
Monique Marlow catches some air in Chicago in 2014.
Velvet Ice relaxes in Seattle in 2012.
A canine friend joins April March in Saratoga Springs, New York, in 2012.
Barbara Yung and an old photo in San Francisco in 2012.
Di Alba kicks back in Canyon City, Colorado, in 2013. "We would put on the costumes and makeup, we'd do the hair and the lights, and then suddenly they would just know how to move," Baronnet said about the women she photographed.
Val Valentine covers up in Toledo, Ohio, in 2012.
Angel Carter poses with a massive truck in Pahrump, Nevada, in 2012.
Kitten Natividad lounges in Los Angeles in 2012.
Wild Cherry poses in New Orleans in 2012.
Holly Carroll fixes her hair in Hallandale Beach, Florida, in 2012.
Lovey Goldmine shows some leg in Las Vegas in 2014.