This fabulous book on vintage Burlesque is beautiful. Author Jane Briggeman founded the Golden Age of Burlesque Historical Society. Thus far over 200 performers have been "found". These delightful entertainers - dancers, comics, straight men, chorus line beauties and talking women have contributed invaluable photographs, stories and momentos. There are beautiful photographs on every page intermingled with stories from some of the featured dancers. We learn where these naughty ladies came from and how they go into Burlesque. Professional and casual backstage photographs let us see these glamorous beauties both as they were then and as they are now.
Electra (from the movie "Gypsy") was a real dancer and is one of the dancers featured in the book.
We are all eagerly awaiting Book II which will contain material from the Minsky Collection.