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|| By the director of the hit documentary Behind the Burly Q comes the first ever oral history of American Burlesque-as told by the performers who lived it, often speaking out here for the first time. By telling the intimate and surprising stories from its golden age through the women (and men!) who lived it, Behind the Burly Q reveals the true story of burlesque, even as it experiences a new renaissance.Burlesque was one of America's most popular forms of live entertainment in the first half of the 20th century. Gaudy, bawdy, and spectacular, the shows entertained thousands of paying customers every night of the week. And yet the legacy of burlesque is often vilified and misunderstood, left out of the history books.By telling the intimate and surprising stories from its golden age through the women (and men!) who lived it, Behind the Burly Q reveals the true story of burlesque, even as it experiences a new renaissance. Lovingly interviewed by burlesque enthusiast...
|| Electronic reproduction. New York : Skyhorse Publishing, 2014. Requires OverDrive Read (file size: N/A KB) or Adobe Digital Editions (file size: 10016 KB) or Amazon Kindle (file size: N/A KB).