For instance, Rose La Rose's Towne Hall theater was NOT a 'porn theater', in the '60s.
There are things in this book that are not that difficult to double-check, but I believe this author took everything she read regarding burlesque to be fact.
And yet.... ) Shteir's book is therefore a memorial, a fine documentation of a way of entertainment that has had its day.
For any interested in the art of striptease, please don't waste your time with this book. It is trite and heady and there are many better books out there on the subject such as... Read morePublished on February 17, 2013 by Terrence Shulman
I needed this book for my thesis research and the seller got it to me in a very timely manner. Also, didn't realize it was a library binding but now I don't have to worry about it... Read morePublished on July 18, 2012 by Hank The Cowdog
Striptease is a great book that gives the history of this art form and the people who performed over the years. Read morePublished on July 29, 2010 by LakeKids
This book really started my serious fascination with Burlesque Striptease. It truly deserves status as an art form. Read morePublished on November 21, 2005 by C.G. Gambit
Shteir's thorough research is fleshed-out by her concise writing and moderate tone. This is a scholarly but entertaining review of how show-business from the early 19th century to... Read morePublished on October 18, 2005 by L. Cook
This was probably the worse book I have ever had the misfortune to examine. Did the author check anything she wrote in the book, or did she just blindly copy her "National... Read morePublished on June 4, 2005 by Donis LaSalle
Being in Burlesque was fascinating. There were always new adventures, new friends and the glamor. This book, as well as being filled with errors, trivializes this wonderful... Read morePublished on March 7, 2005 by Amie Amar
Shteir's book is a masterpiece of the art of description. She's terrific at taking you to bygone places. Read morePublished on March 6, 2005 by z-girl