Peek behind Minsky’s marquees into the personal and effervescent lives of the stars of Burlesque. Glimpse up close the intimate stories of strippers and comics, and their friendships, confidences, heartbreaks, laughter, and strange quirks.
Burlesque grew out of London’s music halls and early American minstrel shows to become an integral part of show business. Burlesque launched many talented, well-known comedians, such as Fanny Brice, Eddie Cantor, Bert Lahr, Milton Berle, Lou Costello, Jack Haley, Sid Caesar, Danny Kaye, Ted Healy, Morey Amsterdam, Red Buttons, Jackie Gleason, Bob Hope, and Phil Silvers.
Star strippers included Sally Rand, Gypsy Rose Lee, Tempest Storm, Lili St. Cyr, Blaze Starr, Ann Corio, and Margie Hart.
Discover how a tasteful tease, a wink, and a wiggle made audiences howl at the zany antics of baggy-pants comics. Illustrated.