“Belle of the Nineties” stars Mae West in her fourth feature film. Set in the Gay Nineties, circa 1892-93, in St. Louis, Ruby Carter (Mae West) is a burlesque queen.

“Belle of the Nineties” stars Mae West in her fourth feature film. Set in the Gay Nineties, circa 1892-93, in St. Louis, Ruby Carter (Mae West) is a burlesque queen.

“Belle of the Nineties” stars Mae West in her fourth feature film. Set in the Gay Nineties, circa 1892-93, in St. Louis, Ruby Carter (Mae West) is a burlesque queen.

“Belle of the Nineties” stars Mae West in her fourth feature film. Set in the Gay Nineties, circa 1892-93, in St. Louis, Ruby Carter (Mae West) is a burlesque queen.

“Belle of the Nineties” stars Mae West in her fourth feature film. Set in the Gay Nineties, circa 1892-93, in St. Louis, Ruby Carter (Mae West) is a burlesque queen.

Dorothy Counts encounters adversity in 1956 as she makes her way to a recently integrated school in Charlotte, North Carolina. After days of harassment, she was forced to withdraw from the school.