Story: Nightclubs

Getting ready, Liks, 2002

Getting ready, Liks, 2002

A performer at Wellington strip club Liks checks her costume before going on stage. Pay in many clubs depends on tips and money earned from private dances (usually done in a small booth). The club may charge a shift fee or get a percentage of performers’ earnings. If the audience don’t tip well, or few private dances are booked, a stripper may earn little or nothing.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, Wellington Photographic Society Collection
Reference: PADL-000021-12CliffordI2
Photograph by Donna Clifford

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Redmer Yska, 'Nightclubs - Strip clubs', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 18 August 2022)

Story by Redmer Yska, published 5 Sep 2013