The Minsky brothers brought burlesque to New York's 42nd Street.
However, the burlesque theatres there were prohibited from having striptease performances in a legal ruling of 1937, leading to the later decline of these "grindhouses" (named after the bump 'n grind entertainment on offer) into venues for exploitation cinema.
Though often a target of local authority harassment, some of these pubs survive to the present day.
An interesting custom in these pubs is that the strippers walk 'round and collect money from customers in a beer jug before each individual performance.
Other possible influences on modern stripping were the dances of the Ghawazee "discovered" and seized upon by French colonists in 19th century North Africa and Egypt.