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Katharina Bosse: New Burlesque
Before it was a show business genre, burlesque was an attitude. It was parody, outrageousness, exaggeration, pastiche--even grotesquerie. If in 19th- and 20th-century America the term came to signify a variety show of light comedy, dance, and strip tease, eventually descending to a plateau of triviality, cheap sexuality, and predictable gaudy costumes, it has now--Woo Hoo! ...more
Paperback, 96 pages
Published November 1st 2004 by Charles Rivers Publishing Co.
(first published October 2nd 2004)
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Apart from a small essay on the history of burlesque, this is a collection of photographs of various modern burlesque stars. A range of women with different body shapes, etc, they mostly looked ordinary. Not particularly artistic nor all that interesting.