13th out of 59 books — 31 voters
Striptease: From Gaslight To Spotlight
Striptease is the history of unapologetic fun aimed not at the head, not at the heart or even the stomach, but south of all three. Beginning with the birth of the striptease in the mid-19th century and culminating with its garish heyday in the 1950s, this book charts the evolution of the infamous bump and grind, which is, at its simplest, a pretty girl in a pretty dress .....more
Hardcover, 176 pages
Published September 16th 2003 by Harry N. Abrams
(first published September 1st 2003)
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Beautiful pictures; a pretty thorough examination of the origins of the striptease….if it was a little lacking in modern stripteases, confining them and their performers to a brief epilogue consisting mostly of pictures. Also—what about male stripteasers? Gay/Lesbian stripteasers? Not the performers, but dances directed to the audience. Glasscock makes it pretty clear she feels that pornography ruined the art of the striptease, that full nudity ruins it, negating the striptease as an art form. I...more