By Leslie Zemeckis
Through the director of the hit documentary Behind the Burly Q comes the 1st ever oral background of yankee Burlesque—as advised by means of the performers who lived it, frequently talking out right here for the 1st time. by means of telling the intimate and superb tales from its golden age in the course of the ladies (and men!) who lived it, Behind the Burly Q reveals the real tale of burlesque, whilst it studies a brand new renaissance.
Burlesque was once one among America's hottest varieties of dwell leisure within the first half the twentieth century. Gaudy, bawdy, and remarkable, the indicates entertained hundreds of thousands of paying clients each evening of the week. And but the legacy of burlesque is frequently vilified and misunderstood, disregarded of the background books.
By telling the intimate and incredible tales from its golden age throughout the girls (and men!) who lived it, Behind the Burly Q reveals the real tale of burlesque, whilst it stories a brand new renaissance. Lovingly interviewed via 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 right here for the 1st time ever to inform you simply what fairly occurred in a burlesque exhibit. From Jack Ruby and Robert Kennedy to Abbott and Costello—burlesque touched each nook of yank lifestyles. the attractive exhibits usually poked enjoyable on the top periods, at intercourse, and at what humans have been prepared to do within the pursuit of intercourse. unfortunately, some of the performers have seeing that passed on to the great beyond, making this their final, and infrequently basically interview. at the back of the Burly Q is the definitive historical past of burlesque in the course of its heyday and a useful oral background of an American paintings shape. humorous, stunning, unimaginable, and heartbreaking, their tales will contact your hearts. We invite you to peek backstage on the burly show.
Includes dozens of never-before visible images: infrequent behind the scenes images and candid pictures from the performers' own collections.
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ZANI: In love? 23. MAGNIFICO: Yes, I am in love. 24. ZANI: You mean you are in love? 25. MAGNIFICO: Yes, idiot, don't you understand? 26. ZANI: You really mean it? 27. MAGNIFICO: Yes, I really mean it. 28. ZANI: You are in love? 29. MAGNIFICO: Yes, I am in love. 30. ZANI (collapses with laughter) 31. MAGNIFICO: What are you laughing at, you clodhopper? 32. ZANI: I thought you'd made a joke. You said you were in love. 33. MAGNIFICO: But I am in love, that's what I said! What's the matter, don't I look like a man with normal drives?
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Behind the Burly Q: The Story of Burlesque in America by Leslie Zemeckis