Mother Finds a Body

Mother Finds a Body

by Gypsy Rose Lee

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A sexy, hard-boiled murder mystery by America’s most famous burlesque entertainer.See more details below


A sexy, hard-boiled murder mystery by America’s most famous burlesque entertainer.

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Feminist Press at CUNY, The
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Femmes Fatales Series
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Gypsy Rose Lee (1911-1970) was born Louise Hovick in Seattle and became the most famous burlesque actor and striptease artist of her day, renowned as much for her witty repartee on stage as for removing her clothes. First performing with her sister on the vaudeville circuit and later in striptease routines, Rose soon landed star billing in the top New York burlesque theater, H. K. Minsky’s, and due to her wild success became a popular fixture in uptown theater. In 1937, she moved to Hollywood. She went on to appear in twelve films and have her own TV show (“The Gypsy Rose Lee Show,” 1958). Rose’s writing career included contributing regularly to The New Yorker, reporting on the NY social scene, as well as publishing two novels, The G-String Murders (1941) and Mother Finds a Body (1942). She also wrote her memoir Gypsy (1957), which later became the inspiration for the hugely popular Broadway musical, "Gypsy: A Musical Fable" and a 1962 film version of the play.

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