These laws vary considerably around the world, and even between different parts of the same country. Gypsy Rose Lee, one of the most famous striptease artists of all time, approved of the term.
The origins of striptease as a performance art are disputed and various dates and occasions have been given from ancient Babylonia to 20th century America.
In ancient Greece, the lawgiver Solon established several classes of prostitutes in the late 6th century BC.
Among these classes of prostitutes were the auletrides: female dancers, acrobats, and musicians, noted for dancing naked in an alluring fashion in front of audiences of men.
A spectator, who recognizes Dilbeck and is fond of Erin, offers to get back her daughter by blackmailing Dilbeck. I read the book first and I can only say that I feel sorry for its author, Carl Hiassen.