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By Jane Briggeman

They have been temptresses of tease, experts in seduction, and specialists at twirling their tassels. They have been comics in outlandish apparel, directly women and men operating the scenes, singers with excellent pitch, and sure, even acrobats obtained into the act. but it doesn't matter what their function, burlesque performers took their cues from their predecessors who labored many of the vaudeville and diversity exhibit levels; they usually strove to keep up a excessive point of artistry and professionalism within the face of swap and controversy within the undefined. Remembering the time whilst burlesque used to be a bigger theatrical area together with refrain strains, stay song, and comedy, BURLESQUE: mythical Stars of the level captures the spirit of this precise artwork shape via 1000s of photos, interviews, and stories.

Spurred by way of the deaths of a few of burlesque’s maximum names, this e-book highlights the careers of chosen artists and their contributions to the paintings shape. This moment version of the unique IPPY Award profitable e-book from 2004 contains updates and bonus chapters, in addition to hundreds of thousands of extra photographs.

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