20th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest People
Malice Alice in dressing room, Cheetahs Hollywood, California.

Malice Alice has been a stripper for 20 years. She enjoys her work and provides leadership in the community. There are currently more than 4,000 strip clubs across the United States, generating more than six billion dollars annually and providing livelihoods for about 60,000 dancers, bartenders, and other employees. Stage shows feature lap dances and “tricks” on stationary or rotating poles, and most establishments offer private acts as well. On a good night, a dancer can take home two thousand dollars or more.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 03.2019
Date Uploaded: 11.2022
Photo Location: Los Angeles, California, United States of America
Copyright: © Elizabeth Waterman