Burlesque: Legendary Stars of the Stage, 2nd Ed. by Jane Briggeman

By Jane Briggeman

They have been temptresses of tease, experts in seduction, and specialists at twirling their tassels. They have been comics in outlandish clothing, immediately women and men operating the scenes, singers with excellent pitch, and sure, even acrobats obtained into the act. but it doesn't matter what their position, burlesque performers took their cues from their predecessors who labored a number of the vaudeville and diversity express levels; and so they strove to take care of a excessive point of artistry and professionalism within the face of swap and controversy within the undefined. Remembering the time whilst burlesque used to be a bigger theatrical area together with refrain strains, reside tune, and comedy, BURLESQUE: mythical Stars of the level captures the spirit of this specific paintings shape via 1000's of images, interviews, and stories.

Spurred by means of the deaths of a few of burlesque’s maximum names, this publication highlights the careers of chosen artists and their contributions to the paintings shape. This moment version of the unique IPPY Award successful booklet from 2004 contains updates and bonus chapters, in addition to thousands of extra photographs.

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