Journals Higher Education



Published: 01 December 2005

448 Pages | 59 halftones

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

ISBN: 9780195300765

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The Untold History of the Girlie Show

Rachel Shteir

In Striptease Rachel Shteir brings to life striptease's Golden Age, the years between the Jaz Age and the Sexual Revolution, when strippers performed around the country, in burlesque theaters, nightclubs, vaudeville houses, carnivals, fairs, and even in glorious palaces on the Great White Way. Blending careful research and vivid narration, Shteir captures striptease's combination of sham and seduction while illuminating its surprisingly persistent hold on the American imagination.


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