She was a stripper; wonder if that was generally known to the reader. Inventive lass, says redhotburlesque.com:
While burlesque has become synonymous with more household names like Gypsy Rose Lee, Finnell is credited with being the first to get Lee to strip on stage. This bad girl of burlesque holds the record for the longest striptease when she performed in Cleveland during the ’20s. Finnell would remove an article of clothing each week over the length of her contract.
As the site shows, she eventually tended towards the . . . the zaftig.