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Behind the Burly Q : the story of burlesque in America

Author: Leslie Harter Zemeckis
Publisher: New York : Skyhorse Publishing, [2013] ©2013
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Featuring interviews by performers and other notables of the industry, presents the history of American burleqsue theater from its golden age through its decline and its current renaissance.
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Genre/Form: Biography
History
Anecdotes
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Leslie Harter Zemeckis
ISBN: 9781620876916 1620876914
OCLC Number: 843423594
Notes: "Featuring ... Alan Alda, Lily St. Cyr, Margie Hart, Harry Lloyd, Lou Costello, Blaze Starr, Dixie Evans, Tempest Storm, Kitty West, Sherry Britton, Rita Grable, and many more!"--Jacket.
Description: xxiv, 360 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Welcome to the Burly show --
The reunion --
Six feet of spice --
Don't tell mama (or the kids) --
One glove at a time --
Circus life --
Tiny Kline --
Those marvelous Minskys --
The peelers --
It's a mad, mad world --
The straights --
The tit singer --
From A to C --
Backstage --
The censors --
A bump... --
The paddy wagon --
Little flower --
The high cost of stripping --
Family life --
All you need is love --
Florida --
On the road again --
Sugar sugar --
Theatres --
Legendary ladies --
Birds of a feather --
You gotta have a gimmick --
The swinging g-string --
Stage door Johnnies --
Money --
Mixing --
Interlude before evening --
Men who made us great --
The exotic others --
Pasties and more --
The Burly beat --
The mob --
Texas justice --
...And a grind --
The show must go on --
Gossip --
Women who changed Burlesque --
A leap of faith --
Bye, bye burlesque --
Blackout.
Responsibility: Leslie Zemeckis ; foreword by Blaze Starr.

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Burlesque was one of America's most popular forms of live entertainment in the first half of the twentieth century. Gaudy, bawdy, and spectacular, the shows entertained thousands of paying customers  Read more...

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Charming, entertaining ... a delight! -- Manohla Dargis The New York Times A privileged front-row seat to the history of burlesque! Their longago stripteases still pack a sensual, sassy, Read more...

 
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