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The Queens of Burlesque: Vintage Photographs of the 1940s and 1950s

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For the first time, stunning images of the women of the burlesque stage are gathered together in one great volume. In period photographs the timeless beauty of those exotic women who titillated, teased, and sometimes tortured their audiences is captured and celebrated. These memorable images make it clear that, when it comes to a beautiful body and a gorgeous face, tastes change very little. And just as in the past, the imagination is encouraged to run wild and ponder what might have been. This is a book to relax...
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Overview

For the first time, stunning images of the women of the burlesque stage are gathered together in one great volume. In period photographs the timeless beauty of those exotic women who titillated, teased, and sometimes tortured their audiences is captured and celebrated. These memorable images make it clear that, when it comes to a beautiful body and a gorgeous face, tastes change very little. And just as in the past, the imagination is encouraged to run wild and ponder what might have been. This is a book to relax with and enjoy over and over again. Its rich, nostalgic view of a bygone era in American entertainment will please everyone, men and women alike. A "revealing" piece of Americana!
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780764304491
  • Publisher: Schiffer Publishing, Ltd.
  • Publication date: 1/28/1998
  • Series: A Schiffer Pictorial Essay Ser.
  • Pages: 112
  • Sales rank: 824,544
  • Product dimensions: 8.50 (w) x 10.96 (h) x 0.45 (d)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 3, 2000

    A Taste of Burlesque Through Photographs

    This softbound book contains a treasure trove of vintage photos of strippers by well known studio photographers like Gene Laverne, Bruno of Hollywood, Maurice Seymeour and Garbo of Chicago. The photos are very clear and the women are lovely. There is no nudity in this book, just a rather fascinating look at something that doesn't exist today.

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