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Striptease : the untold history of the girlie show

Author: Rachel Shteir
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 2004.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The fascinating, untold story of the history of undressing: over fifty years of taking it off. Striptease combined sexual display and parody, cool eros and wisecracking Bacchanalian humor. Striptease could be savage, patriotic, irreverent, vulgar, sophisticated, sentimental, and subversive--sometimes, all at once. In this vital cultural history, Rachel Shteir traces the ribald art from its nineteenth century
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
History
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Shteir, Rachel, 1964-
Striptease.
New York : Oxford University Press, 2004
(DLC) 2004014760
(OCoLC)55730053
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Rachel Shteir
ISBN: 9780198029359 0198029357 1280564172 9781280564178 1429420383 9781429420389
OCLC Number: 76951652
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Awards: Winner of Winner of the 2004 George Freedley Memorial Award of the Theatre Library Association.
Description: 1 online resource (viii, 438 pages) : illustrations
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: "A startled fawn upon the stage" --
Legs --
"Yvette goes to bed": the first undressing acts --
From Ziegfeld to Minsky: respectable undressing and the rise of modern burlesque --
After the doughboys returned: nudity in burlesque and on broadway --
The first strippers and teasers --
Pansies, reformers, and a "frenzy of congregate cootchers": the birth of modern striptease --
A pretty girl is like a melody, sort of --
The burlesque soul of striptease --
"Minskyville" --
"I never made any money until I took my pants off": fans and bubbles around the nation --
"Temporary entertainment for morons and perverts": LaGuardia kicks striptease out of New York --
Gypsy --
From literary strippers to queens of burlesque --
"Clamouring for a table and pounding for an encore": striptease at the world's fair --
Striptease during wartime --
The private lives of strippers --
Stripty-second streets --
The seamy sides of striptease --
Striptease confidential --
You've gotta get a gimmick --
Topless dancing --
1969: who killed striptease?
Responsibility: Rachel Shteir.
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Talks about the Golden Age of striptease, the years between the Jazz Age and the Sexual Revolution, when strippers performed around the country, in burlesque theaters, nightclubs, carnivals, fairs,  Read more...

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