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Behind the Burly Q- The Story of Burlesque in America

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4.7 out of 5 stars 30 customer reviews

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Editorial Reviews

Product Description

Burlesque was one of America's most popular forms of live entertainment in the first half of the 20th century. Gaudy, bawdy and spectacular, the shows entertained thousands of paying customers every night of the week. And yet the legacy of burlesque is often vilified and misunderstood, and left out of the history books. By telling the intimate and surprising stories from its golden age through the women (and men!) who lived it, Behind the Burly Q reveals the true story of burlesque, even as it experiences a new renaissance.

DVD BONUS FEATURES INCLUDE: Three Featurettes:
- The Reunion
- Memorabilia & Costumes
- Behind the Scenes
Bonus Interviews
Burlesque Timeline
Photo Gallery
Original Theatrical Trailer

Closed Captions. Color & b/w

Review

Leslie Zemeckis has preserved for us a lively, lovely corner of American life. --Richard Schickel, Film Critic & Historian

Charming...a delight! It's great that Zemickis immortalized these women. --Manohla Dargis, The New York Times

A privileged front-row seat to the history of burlesque! Glorious ladies in their heyday...their long-ago stripteases still pack a sensual, sassy, what-the-hell punch, while juicy anecdotes run from raunchy to touching to funny to flat-out incredible. --Ronnie Scheib, Variety

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Special Features

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Product Details

  • Actors: Alan Alda, Dixie Evans, Tempest Storm, Margie Hart, Kitty West
  • Directors: Leslie Zemeckis
  • Format: Multiple Formats, Black & White, Color, NTSC, Subtitled, Widescreen
  • Language: English
  • Subtitles: English
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated:
    NR
    Not Rated
  • Studio: First Run Features
  • DVD Release Date: April 12, 2011
  • Run Time: 98 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (30 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B004I45MUC
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #52,791 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

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