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Burlesque: Exotic Dancers of the 50s and 60s

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Presented here are 125 burlesque queens and belly dancing stars from the 1950s and 1960s portrayed in 8x10 glossy booking photos. These attention-grabbing and sometimes startling photos are the publicity shots that dancers handed out to booking agents, managers, theatres, press, and fans. The stars include Crystal Blue, Toni Rose The Glow Girl, Bella Dona, Marlo Brando, Su ...more
Paperback, 200 pages
Published January 1st 2011 by Schiffer Publishing (first published October 28th 2010)
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Kitty
For a man who's main forte is publishing books on computer coding Rosebush shows a surprising amount of love, appreciation and tenderness to his subject. A truly wonderful collection of burlesque photos during the final, long and painfully slow years of it's decline this book is a true marvel and no burly-q collection should be complete without it. Featuring a breath taking collection of all kinds of photos (including Ms Lili St Cyr herself!) part of what made this book so worth having to me is ...more
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“Burlesque: Exotic Dancers of the 50’s & 60’s” (Schiffer) harkens back to our recent, historical past, with its series of black and white publicity images from the girls who closed out the mid-century movement. Author Judson Rosebush begins by covering the colorful history of the field from names like Mae Dix, Sally Rand, Ann Corio and Gypsy Rose Lee to emporiums such as Minsky’s, the Zeigfield Follies and the clubs of Vegas, San Francisco and L.A. Eventually, the field gave way to the raunc ...more
Freya "West" Potempa
Wonderful photographic collection of mid-century legends.
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