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Author Zemeckis, Leslie Harter, author.

Title Behind the Burly Q : the story of burlesque in America / Leslie Zemeckis ; foreword by Blaze Starr.

Publication Info. New York : Skyhorse Publishing, [2013]


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Central Library Non-Fiction    792.7097 ZEM    Available
 PAS Central Library Non-Fiction, 1st Floor    792.7 ZEM    Available
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Description xxiv, 360 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
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Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 342-344) and index.
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.
Summary 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.
"Speaking candidly about their often secret past are former musicians, strippers, novelty acts, club owners, authors, and historians. Interviewed here are dozens of burlesque icons including Kitty West, Tempest Storm, Blaze Starr, Betty Rowland, Tee Tee Red, and Dardy Minsky."--Jacket flap.
Note "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.
Subject Burlesque (Theater) -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
Stripteasers -- Biography.
Traveling theater.
Burlesque (Theater) -- United States -- History -- 20th century -- Anecdotes.
Genre/Form Biographies.
Added Author Starr, Blaze, writer of foreword.
ISBN 9781620876916 (hardcover ; alk. paper)
1620876914 (hardcover ; alk. paper)

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