New PDF release: Behind the Burly Q: The Story of Burlesque in America

By Leslie Zemeckis

ISBN-10: 1629148687

ISBN-13: 9781629148687

By way of the director of the hit documentary Behind the Burly Q comes the 1st ever oral background of yankee Burlesque—as informed by means of the performers who lived it, frequently talking out right here for the 1st time. by way of telling the intimate and spectacular tales from its golden age throughout the girls (and men!) who lived it, Behind the Burly Q reveals the real tale of burlesque, while it reviews a brand new renaissance.

Burlesque was once one among America's most well liked different types of reside leisure within the first 1/2 the twentieth century. Gaudy, bawdy, and stunning, the indicates entertained hundreds of thousands of paying consumers each evening of the week. And but the legacy of burlesque is usually vilified and misunderstood, omitted of the heritage books.

By telling the intimate and impressive tales from its golden age in the course of the ladies (and men!) who lived it, Behind the Burly Q reveals the genuine tale of burlesque, while it stories a brand new renaissance. Lovingly interviewed via burlesque fanatic Leslie Zemeckis who produced the hit documentary of an analogous identify, are former musicians, strippers, novelty acts, membership proprietors, authors, and historians—assembled the following for the 1st time ever to inform you simply what fairly occurred in a burlesque express. From Jack Ruby and Robert Kennedy to Abbott and Costello—burlesque touched each nook of yankee existence. the attractive indicates usually poked enjoyable on the top sessions, at intercourse, and at what humans have been prepared to do within the pursuit of intercourse. unfortunately, some of the performers have considering that kicked the bucket, making this their final, and infrequently purely interview. in the back of the Burly Q is the definitive historical past of burlesque in the course of its heyday and a useful oral heritage of an American artwork shape. humorous, surprising, unimaginable, and heartbreaking, their tales will contact your hearts. We invite you to peek backstage on the burly show.

Includes dozens of never-before visible photos: infrequent behind the scenes images and candid photographs from the performers' own collections.

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