The Resource Striptease : the untold history of the girlie show, Rachel Shteir

Striptease : the untold history of the girlie show, Rachel Shteir

Label
Striptease : the untold history of the girlie show
Title
Striptease
Title remainder
the untold history of the girlie show
Statement of responsibility
Rachel Shteir
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • "Striptease combined sexual display and parody, cool eros and wisecracking Bacchanalian humor. Striptease could be savage, patriotic, irreverent, vulgar, sophisticated, sentimental, and subversive - sometimes all at once. In this cultural history, Rachel Shteir traces the ribald art from its nineteenth century vaudeville roots, through its long and controversial career, to its decline during the liberated 1960s. The book argues that striptease is perhaps the most American form of popular entertainment."
  • "Based on exhaustive research and filled with rare photographs and period illustrations, Striptease recreates the mixture of license, independence, and sexual curiosity that marked the stripper's world. Shteir brings to life striptease's Golden Age, the years between the Jazz Age and the Sexual Revolution, when strippers performed around the country in burlesque theatres, nightclubs, vaudeville houses, carnivals, fairs, and even in glorious palaces on the Great White Way. Taking us behind the scenes, Rachel Shteir introduces us to a diverse cast of characters that collided on the burlesque stage, from tight-laced political reformers and flamboyant impresarios to drag queens, shimmy girls, cootch dancers, tit serenaders, and even girls next door, lured into the profession by big-city aspirations. Throughout the book, readers will find essential profiles of famed perfomers, including Gypsy Rose Lee, "the Literary Stripper"; Lili St
  • Cyr, the 1950s mistress of exotic striptease; and Blaze Starr, the "human heat wave," who literally set the stage on fire."--BOOK JACKET
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
792.7
Index
no index present
LC call number
PN1949.S7
LC item number
S55 2004
Literary form
non fiction
Label
Striptease : the untold history of the girlie show, Rachel Shteir
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
"A startled fawn upon the stage" -- Legs -- "Yvette goes to bed": the first undressing acts -- From Ziegfeld to Minsky: respectable undressing and the rise of modern burlesque -- After the doughboys returned: nudity in burlesque and on broadway -- The first strippers and teasers -- Pansies, reformers, and a "frenzy of congregate cootchers": the birth of modern striptease -- A pretty girl is like a melody, sort of -- The burlesque soul of striptease -- "Minskyville" -- "I never made any money until I took my pants off": fans and bubbles around the nation -- "Temporary entertainment for morons and perverts": LaGuardia kicks striptease out of New York -- Gypsy -- From literary strippers to queens of burlesque -- "Clamouring for a table and pounding for an encore": striptease at the world's fair -- Striptease during wartime -- The private lives of strippers -- Stripty-second streets -- The seamy sides of striptease -- Striptease confidential -- You've gotta get a gimmick -- Topless dancing -- 1969: who killed striptease?
Control code
ocm76951652
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (viii, 438 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780198029359
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
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.b36019847
Reformatting quality
unknown
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)76951652
  • pebcs0198029357
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.

Library Locations

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      75 Pigdons Road, Waurn Ponds, Victoria, 3216, AU
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