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Behind the Burly Q: The Story of Burlesque in America

by Leslie Zemeckis

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Behind the Burly Q is the definitive history of burlesque during its heyday and an invaluable oral history of an American art form. Funny, shocking, unbelievable, and heartbreaking, their stories will touch your hearts. We invite you to peek behind the curtain at the burly show.

Includes dozens of never-before seen photographs: rare backstage photos and candid shots from the performers' personal collections.

“A privileged front-row seat to the history of burlesque! Glorious ladies in their heyday . . . their long-ago stripteases still pack a sensual, sassy, what-the-hell punch, while juicy anecdotes run from raunchy to touching to funny to flat-out incredible.” (Ronnie Scheib - Variety)

Opening the pages of this book is like looking through a huge picture window catching a glimpse into the lives and careers of the remarkable and talented Entertainers who graced the stages of the various Clubs and Theaters throughout the US and abroad. The inserts of 'old time comedy skits' are hilariously funny, plus the mention of a few Neo-Burlesque Entertainers that are emulating the originators is very complimentary to the Art and History of Burlesque.

It has the most complete information I've ever seen on the subject and scads of photos, as well. It brings alive a form of entertainment that we'd only heard about. Looking at all the pictures and stories it gives you an idea of the work that went into putting this together. A true labor of love.

I recommend this book to anyone who would like to know the true stories of those who were there. This book contains stories that encompass the entire Burlesque era. Leslie Zemeckis tells the good, the bad, and (most importantly) the humorous things that happened to them during their careers. ( )
  MaryAnn12 | May 25, 2013 |
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Featuring interviews by performers and other notables of the industry, presents the history of American burlesque theater from its golden age through its decline and its current renaissance.

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Skyhorse Publishing

2 editions of this book were published by Skyhorse Publishing.

Editions: 1620876914, 1629144967

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