The legal status of striptease varies considerably among different countries and the various jurisdictions of the United States. Striptease is considered a form of public nudity and subject to changing legal and cultural attitudes on moral and decency grounds. Some countries do not have any restrictions on performances of striptease. In some countries, public nudity is outlawed directly, while in other countries it may be suppressed or regulated indirectly through devices such as restrictions on venues through planning laws, or licensing regulations, or liquor licensing and other restrictions.
Her vivacious presence and inventive use of stage props earned her the nickname "The Hottest Blaze in Burlesque". Based on her memoir Blaze Starr! My Life as Told to Huey Perry published in , the film Blaze told the story of latter affair starring Paul Newman as Long and Lolita Davidovich as Starr, with Starr herself acting in a cameo role and as a consultant. Reared in the Newground Hollow  also spelled New Ground Hollow  area of Wilsondale, West Virginia ,  she left home at either age 14  or 15  and first moved to Logan, West Virginia , working as a carhop , and then from there to Washington D.