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Stripping Gypsy : the life of Gypsy Rose Lee

Author: Noralee Frankel
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2009.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"In this new biography of Gypsy Rose Lee, Noralee Frankel draws on archival sources to strip bare the myths created by Gypsy herself and to tell the real story. Although Lee published an autobiography that has sold steadily, this will be the first biography of her. Frankel combines politics with twentieth century popular culture"--Provided by publisher.
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Gypsy Rose Lee; Gypsy Rose Lee
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Noralee Frankel
ISBN: 9780195368031 0195368037
OCLC Number: 223876642
Description: xiv, 300 p., [12] p. of plates : ill. ; 25 cm.
Contents: Getting started --
The burlesque stage --
Sophisticated stripper --
Follies with girlfriends --
The rise and fall of Louise Hovick --
Failure as a dutiful wife --
Death, dies, and mother --
Finding the body --
Cultured stripper --
World's Fair stripper --
The naked genius --
Stripping for labor and the war effort --
Motherhood --
On the carnival circuit --
Nothing to conceal --
Strip around the world --
Back home --
Immortality in book and song --
The most famous former stripper in the world --
Aging gracefully in public.
Responsibility: Noralee Frankel.
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Whenever stripper Gypsy Rose Lee encountered public criticism, she spoke frankly in her own defense. Frankel's lively biography examines the struggles Lee faced in making a lucrative and  Read more...

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Frankel's thoroughness is admirable. Amy Larocca, London Review of Books. Impeccably researched...highly readable. Emmanuelle Smith, Financial Times It's quiet a page turner. Susan Elkin, Independent Read more...

 
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