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In the days before hardcore pornography attained mainstream accessibility in America, a more docile and suggestive form of adult entertainment proliferated in and around big cities, especially Manhattan: the classic burlesque show. Populated by musicians, comedians, and strippers, and cloaked in an overarching gaudiness, "burly" shows typically cost a dime for a single admission. Especially during difficult eras such as the Great Depression, the shows enabled male attendees to temporarily cast their troubles aside. As helmed by {$Leslie Zemeckis} (documentarist wife of {$Robert Zemeckis}), this chronicle examines the burly tradition by interviewing authors, historians, and burlesque participants including former strippers, comedians, and novelty acts. Taken together, the personal reminiscences not only reflect a broad spectrum of emotions, from triumph to tragedy, but add up to a historical chronicle of a unusual, now-extinct subculture that will remain forever tied to the early to mid-20th century. ~ Nathan Southern, Rovi

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Starring: Alan Alda as
Renny von Muchow as
Dorothy von Muchow as
John Perilli as
Joan Arline as
Nat Bodian as
Harry Lloyd as
Lorraine Lee as
Taffy O'Neill as
Joni Taylor as
Mike Iannucci as
Rachel Schteir as
Sunny Dare as
White Fury as
Kelly DiNardo as
Janet Davis as
David Kruh as
Sean Rand as
Steven Weinstein as
Chris Costello as
Mimi Reed as
Beverly Anderson Traube as
Dixie Evans as
Sarah Jacobs as
Blaze Starr as
Kitty West as
Sherry Britton as
Betty Rowland as
Darty Minsky as
Jacquie Barnbrook as Narrator
Ron Bottita as Narrator
Cate Cohen as Narrator
Matthew Henerson as Narrator
Amber Gainey-Meade as Narrator

Directed By: Director: Leslie Zemeckis
Producer: Jackie Levine
Producer: Leslie Zemeckis
Producer: Sheri Hellard
Screenwriter: Leslie Zemeckis
Cinematographer: Sheri Hellard
Composer (Music Score): Phil Marshall
Editor: Evan Finn
Associate Producer: Donnalee Austen
Executive Producer: Robert Zemeckis
Executive Music Producer: Joel Sill

Format: DVD

Number of Discs: 1


Release Date: 01 Jan 1970

Run Time: 98

Boxed-Product Weight: -

Quick Code: QCMV18121549

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