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Not Your Mama's Christmas Show: A Burlesque Twist on Holiday Classics

Friday, November 21, 2014

New York City is home to two Christmas shows that come with comedy, and some strip-tease. 

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NYPR Archives & Preservation

Before it was Popular, it Was Dangerous

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Few writers begin their appearance at The Herald Tribune's prestigious Books and Authors Luncheon series by doing a striptease, but Gypsy Rose Lee feels it is expected of her.  

After taking off her gloves, hat, and earrings she stops, there being no "row of bald men" for her to look out over. Squinting, refusing to wear glasses, confiding she has "40-year-old eyes and a 20-year-old body," she talks about her just-published memoirs, reminiscing in particular about her early days in show business, when she was second banana to her sister June and even more overshadowed by the imposing figure of "Mother."

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Annotations: The NEH Preservation Project

Before It Was Trendy, It Was Scandalous: Burlesque Star Gypsy Rose Lee, 1957

Wednesday, November 07, 2012

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Few writers begin their appearance at The Herald Tribune's prestigious Books and Authors Luncheon series by doing a striptease, but Gypsy Rose Lee feels it is expected of her. 

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Features

NYC Burlesque Artists on 'Burlesque'

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

"Burlesque," which was directed by Steve Antin and stars Cher and Christina Aquilera, has grossed over $30 million since it opened over Thanksgiving weekend, even as Rotten Tomatoes gave the film a 37 percent "rotten" tomato rating. We asked several mistresses of tease to weigh in on the film that's selling the glamor of their dancing on the silver screen.

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Slate Culture Gabfest

Slate: The Culture Gabfest: Live from Seattle Edition

Wednesday, December 01, 2010

In this week's Culture Gabfest, our critics Stephen Metcalf, Dana Stevens and Julia Turner discuss the new film Burlesque, MFA's and today's writers and Microsoft's latest gizmo Kinect.

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Slate Culture Gabfest

Slate:The Culture Gabfest: Seattle Live Q and A

Wednesday, December 01, 2010

In this week's Culture Gabfest, our critics Stephen Metcalf, Dana Stevens and Julia Turner answer questions from the audience live from Seattle's Town Hall.

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Know Your Neighbor

Angie, The Crafty Burlesque Dancer

Thursday, March 04, 2010

By night, Angie Pontani is a burlesque dancer. By day, she's a craft-obsessed homebody, whose passions include crochet, stitching and stain removal.

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