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Burlesque West: Showgirls, Sex, and Sin in Postwar Vancouver by Becki Ross

By Becki Ross

After the second one global battle, Vancouver emerged as a hotbed of striptease expertise. In Burlesque West,the first serious heritage of this infamous striptease scene, Becki Ross delves into the erotic leisure on the northern finish of the dancers' west coast travel - the North-South direction from la to Vancouver that supplied rotating paintings for dancers and diversity for membership clientele.

Drawing on wide archival fabrics and fifty first-person debts of former dancers, strip-club proprietors, reserving brokers, choreographers, and musicians, Ross unearths tales which are deeply flavoured with an period prior to "striptease fell from grace as the international stopped dreaming," within the phrases of ex-dancer Lindalee Tracey. although jobs during this specific are frequently perceived as having little in universal with different kinds of paintings, retired dancers' money owed resonate strangely with these of latest carrier employees, together with perceptions of unionization and office advantages and risks. Ross additionally lines the sanitization and next integration of striptease kind and neo-burlesque developments into mass tradition, interpreting continuity and alter to eventually exhibit that Vancouver's glitzy nightclub scene, frequently condemned as a quasi-legal pressure of city blight, actually greased the commercial engine of the post-war city.

Provocative and hard, Burlesque West combines the commercial, the social, the sexual, and the non-public, and is bound to intellectually tantalize.

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