is a touring dance troupe
best known for its male erotic dancing
performances and for its dancers' distinctive upper body costume of a bow tie
and shirt cuffs worn on an otherwise bare torso.
Established in the late 1970s, Chippendales was the first all-male stripping troupe to make a business performing for mostly female audiences. Through the quality of its staging and choreography, Chippendales also helped legitimize stripping as a form of popular entertainment.
Today, the company produces Broadway
-style shows worldwide and licenses its intellectual property for select consumer products ranging from apparel and accessories to slot machines and video games.Gold, Tanya. Daily Mail
(May 29, 2009). The Chippendales perform in a ten-million dollar theater and lounge built specifically for them at the Rio All Suite Hotel and Casino
in Las Vegas. Annually, the official men of Chippendales are seen by almost two million people worldwide, performing in more than 25 cities in the U.S., 23 cities in Central and South America, 60 European cities, four Asian countries, and eight South African cities.
Chippendales was founded in 1979 by Somen Banerjee
, Paul Snider
, and attorney Bruce Nahin. After operating a Mobil
gas station and a failed backgammon
club, Banerjee bought a failed Los Angeles club named Destiny II and turned it into a nightclub... Read More