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Burlesque: Exotic Dancers of the 50s & 60s

Burlesque: Exotic Dancers of the 50s & 60s

Judson Rosebush

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Presented here are 125 burlesque queens and belly dancing stars from the 1950s and 1960s portrayed in 8″ x 10″ glossy “booking photos.” These attention-grabbing and sometimes startling photos are the publicity shots that dancers handed out to booking agents, managers, theaters, press, and fans. The stars include Crystal Blue, Toni Rose “The Glow Girl,” Bella Dona, Marlo Brando, Sunny Day “The Butterfly Goddess,” Dixie Evans “The Marilyn Monroe of Burlesque,” Lala Jazir, and Dusty Summers “Las Vegas’ Only Nude Magician.” Learn a brief history of Burlesque and its performers in the transition from 1950s burlesque with live band, comic, and stripper scene to the 1960s go-go night clubs with scantily dressed dancers on pedestals and in cages.

Size: 8 1/2″ x 11″ | 14 color & 196 b/w photos | 160 pp
ISBN13: 9780764336676 | Binding: soft cover

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Judson Rosebush is a director and producer of multimedia & computer animation projects in New York City. His interest in burlesque dates to the 1960s.