Pretty Things

The Last Generation of American Burlesque Queens

by Liz Goldwyn

On Sale: 12/21/2010

Pretty Things

The Last Generation of American Burlesque Queens

by Liz Goldwyn

On Sale: 12/21/2010

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About the Book

“The most comprehensive study on the era of burlesque.” —V Magazine

Training her journalist’s eye on the glitter and glamour of American burlesque’s Greatest Generation, Liz Goldwyn takes readers on an enthralling tour of the original queens of the striptease. Goldwyn’s incisive expose is a retrospective of the sights and spectacles of burlesque’s golden age—and an intimate look at the women whose sexuality, ambition, and verve brought the cabaret stage to life. Today, as burlesque enters a heady resurgence worldwide—with festivals around the globe, popular books like Burlesque Fetish and The Burlesque Handbook, and even a School of Burlesque in New York City—Pretty Things offers a unique and exciting look at its formative past and its earliest heroines.

Critical Praise

“This coffee table treasure serves as . . . a fitting paean to this once-forgotten generation of women.” — Publishers Weekly (starred review)

“Liz Goldwyn illustrates an era in classic American entertainment with hundreds of archival photographs, costume sketches and newspaper clips.” — Time

“Pretty Things is now the most comprehensive study on the era of burlesque.” — V Magazine

“In Liz Goldwyn’s Pretty Things, stripteasers bump and grind into the often dark reality of modern burlesque queens.” — Vanity Fair

“The art of burlesque is lovingly documented through long-lost photographs as well as designer sketches and interviews.” — W magazine

“[Pretty Things] celebrates the performers once dismissed as second-class citizens.” — Tatler

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Product Details

  • ISBN: 9780062011817
  • ISBN 10: 0062011812
  • Imprint: It Books
  • On Sale: 12/21/2010
  • Pages: 304
  • List Price:31.00 CAD
  • BISAC1 : BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Entertainment & Performing Arts
  • BISAC2 : ART / Popular Culture

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