By the director of the hit documentary Behind the Burly Q comes the first ever oral history of American Burlesque–as told by the performers who lived it, often speaking out here for the first time. By telling the intimate and surprising stories from its golden age through the women (and men!) who lived it, Behind the Burly Q reveals the true story of burlesque, even as it experiences a new renaissance.
Burlesque was one of America’s most popular forms of live entertainment in the first half of the 20th century. Gaudy, bawdy, and spectacular, the shows entertained thousands of paying customers every night of the week. And yet the legacy of burlesque is often vilified and misunderstood, left out of the history books.
By telling the intimate and surprising stories from its golden age through the women (and men!) who lived it, Behind the Burly Q reveals the true story of burlesque, even as it experiences a new renaissance. Lovingly interviewed by burlesque enthusiast Leslie Zemeckis who produced the hit documentary of the same name, are former musicians, strippers, novelty acts, club owners, authors, and historians–assembled here for the first time ever to tell you just what really happened in a burlesque show. From Jack Ruby and Robert Kennedy to Abbott and Costello–burlesque touched every corner of American life. The sexy shows often poked fun at the upper classes, at sex, and at what people were willing to do in the pursuit of sex. Sadly, many of the performers have since passed away, making this their last, and often only interview. Behind the Burly Q is the definitive history of burlesque during its heyday and an invaluable oral history of an American art form. Funny, shocking, unbelievable, and heartbreaking, their stories will touch your hearts. We invite you to peek behind the curtain at the burly show.
So I have compiled together a list of amazing novels with brief summary in the video below. Let me know what you think about these novels Have you read any of them? have u seen the movie? Did you like them? thanks
Happy New Years All. What's your reading list for 2017? Any particular books you're looking forward to releasing?
Below is a few of my reading list goals for this year. I plan on re-reading some trilogies and finishing some books I've been sitting on for a while. For more on this list as I have a goal of 101 books to be read by end of year - check out my website at http://www.abandonallguilt.com/category/book/reading-list/ .
*My Book List for 2017*
Anna Karenina – Leo Tolstoy
A Game of Thrones – George R.R Martin
The Silmarillion – J.R. Tolkien
1984 – George Orwell
Rasputin – Douglas Smith
The Invisible Library – Genevieve Cogman
The Secret History of the World – Jonathan Black
Seventh Plague – James Rollins
War and Peace – Leo Tolstoy
City of Bones – Cassandra Clare
Eragon – Christopher Paolini
Red Queen – Victoria Aveyard
There are 101 books on my list. Check out my blog for the full list.
Hope you are all having a fantastic start to the new year.
By Castellazzi Paola
I'm from Italy and I love to read books. Now I'm reading one book of Hemingway and one other of Rosamunda Pilcher. I have a big bookcase where there are: Paolo Cohelo, Carlos Ruiz Zafon, Isabelle Allende, Nuala Gardner, Nicholas Sparks, Massimo Grammellini, .. the Bibble and religious' books.. the School's book... I read everywhere. Excuse me for my English. I will to know you and your books.