- Paperback: 160 pages
- Publisher: Schiffer Publishing Ltd (US) (15 Jan. 1998)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0764304496
- ISBN-13: 978-0764304491
- Product Dimensions: 21.6 x 1.1 x 27.8 cm
- Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 155,957 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
The Queens of Burlesque: Vintage Photographs from the 1940s and 1950s (Schiffer Pictorial Essay) Paperback – 15 Jan 1998
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Len Rothe, though, has collected a myriad beautiful images of the burlesque ladies of yesteryear. Page after page of adverts, posters and cards... ideas of beauty have changed drastically in the last 50 or 60 years and I will always believe that the more natural, curvier, softer women of decades ago are so much more beautiful than today's stick-thin, massive-norked plastics. The Queens of Burlesque is a love letter to them.
This isn't pornography; it's not even pornographic - it's not all splayed limbs and come-to-bed eyes. Rather it's a beautiful glimpse at the mystery and artistry of vintage burlesque; a visual exposition of what it was before it was misappropriated and sullied. It's gorgeous and evocative, and flicking through it is enormously enjoyable whether you're a fan of American history, burlesque or vintage photography.
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Fantastic pictures! Would be great to have a little bit more explanation about each artists, but I'll definitely buy the second book too.Published 8 months ago by Sana May
This book was gift for friend but sneaked look and stunning selection of photos. Good introduction if you're interested in history of burlesquePublished on 9 Oct. 2013 by Mrs Hannah C Wilson