Behind the Burly Q: The Story of Burlesque in America

Behind the Burly Q: The Story of Burlesque in America

Leslie Zemeckis


By the director of the hit documentary at the back of the Burly Q comes the 1st ever oral historical past of yankee Burlesque--as informed via the performers who lived it, frequently talking out the following for the 1st time. by means of telling the intimate and miraculous tales from its golden age throughout the ladies (and men!) who lived it, in the back of the Burly Q finds the genuine tale of burlesque, while it stories a brand new renaissance.

Burlesque was once considered one of America's preferred kinds of stay leisure within the first 1/2 the 20 th century. Gaudy, bawdy, and wonderful, the exhibits entertained millions of paying buyers each evening of the week. And but the legacy of burlesque is frequently vilified and misunderstood, skipped over of the heritage books.

By telling the intimate and superb tales from its golden age during the ladies (and men!) who lived it, in the back of the Burly Q unearths the genuine tale of burlesque, whilst it studies a brand new renaissance. Lovingly interviewed by means of burlesque fanatic Leslie Zemeckis who produced the hit documentary of an identical identify, are former musicians, strippers, novelty acts, membership vendors, authors, and historians--assembled right here for the 1st time ever to inform you simply what quite occurred in a burlesque exhibit. From Jack Ruby and Robert Kennedy to Abbott and Costello--burlesque touched each nook of yank existence. the horny exhibits frequently poked enjoyable on the top periods, at intercourse, and at what humans have been prepared to do within the pursuit of intercourse. unfortunately, a few of the performers have seeing that passed on to the great beyond, making this their final, and sometimes simply interview. at the back of the Burly Q is the definitive historical past of burlesque in the course of its heyday and a useful oral background of an American paintings shape. humorous, surprising, unimaginable, and heartbreaking, their tales will contact your hearts. We invite you to peek behind the scenes on the burly show.

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

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