By Leslie Zemeckis
By means of the director of the hit documentary Behind the Burly Q comes the 1st ever oral heritage of yankee Burlesque—as advised via the performers who lived it, frequently talking out the following for the 1st time. via telling the intimate and striking tales from its golden age in the course of the girls (and men!) who lived it, Behind the Burly Q reveals the real tale of burlesque, while it stories a brand new renaissance.
Burlesque was once one among America's most well liked types of reside leisure within the first half the 20 th century. Gaudy, bawdy, and dazzling, the exhibits entertained hundreds of thousands of paying clients each evening of the week. And but the legacy of burlesque is frequently vilified and misunderstood, skipped over of the background books.
By telling the intimate and dazzling tales from its golden age during the girls (and men!) who lived it, Behind the Burly Q reveals the genuine tale of burlesque, while it reviews a brand new renaissance. Lovingly interviewed by way of burlesque fanatic Leslie Zemeckis who produced the hit documentary of a similar 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 particularly occurred in a burlesque exhibit. From Jack Ruby and Robert Kennedy to Abbott and Costello—burlesque touched each nook of yankee lifestyles. the horny indicates usually 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 for the reason that passed on to the great beyond, making this their final, and sometimes merely interview. in the back of the Burly Q is the definitive heritage of burlesque in the course of its heyday and a useful oral historical past of an American artwork 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 visible pictures: infrequent behind the curtain images and candid photographs from the performers' own collections.
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