OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS

The League of Exotic Dancers: Legends from American Burlesque

ISBN : 9780190457563

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¥6,149
著者: 
Kaitlyn Regehr; Matilda Temperley
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328 ページ
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Hardcover
サイズ
203 x 254 mm
刊行日
2017年06月
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  • Gives unparalled access to this unique group of individuals
  • Features portraits of women in burlesque wearing their original costumes
  • Approximately 120 images by renowned photographer Matilda Temperley

    
Every year in downtown Las Vegas, often called "Old Vegas", The Burlesque Hall of Fame reunion brings together members of the former League of Exotic Dancers, one of the earliest unions for women in exotic entertainment, to perform their half-century-year- old routines. In this annual tradition, performers from the golden age of Las Vegas burlesque rally counter-culture neo-burlesque fans who both keep the tradition alive and add new meaning to it. 
   
Over the past five years, documentarian Kaitlyn Regehr and photographer Matilda Temperley have embedded themselves within this communitya group, which like Old Vegas itself, continues to survive and thrive sixty years past its supposed prime. Here, in a smoky, off-strip casino, they found women, at times well into their 80s, subversively bumping and grinding away preconceptions about appropriate behavior for a pensioner. 
   
This collection of interviews and photographs is drawn from the backstage dressing rooms, homes, and lives of this aging burlesque community, as well as the young neo-burlesque community who adore them. Through a range of experiencesfrom discussing struggles for wage equality, to helping stabilize an 85 year old as she steps into a sequined g-stringthe authors describe the complexity of the lives of these performers and the burlesque history from which they come. Regehr and Temperley present multidimensional portraits of this relatively untold womens history and conclude that they are at their most vital when read with all the nuances, troubles, trials, and triumphs that they formerly and currently experience.

目次: 

GLITTER AND GRIT: AN INTRODUCTION

PART 1: RETELLING TWENTIETH-CENTURY EXOTIC DANCE
Aging, Staging, Sparkle, and Struggle
Burlesque-Dead, Alive, and Imagined

PART 2: LEGENDS OF THE AMERICAN BURLESQUE SHOW
Bambi Jones
Ellion Ness
April March
Tempest Storm
Toni Elling
Ivy Tam
Big Fannie Annie
Holiday O'Hara
Kitten Natividad
Gabriella Maze
Judith Stein
Isis Star
Tai Ping
Suzette Fontaine
Marinka
Dusty Summers
Penny Starr Sr. and Penny Starr Jr.
Camille 2000
Liza Jourdan
Rita Alexander
Bic Carrol

CONCLUSION: GLAMOUR OUT OF ADVERSITY
ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
NOTES
BIBLIOGRAPHY
INDEX

著者について: 

Kaitlyn Regehr is a writer, documentarian and scholar of cultural studies. Her work has been published internationally across academic and popular print media. In addition to serving as a topic specialist for BBC World, she has created documentary content for iTunes and networks including Super Channel (CA), SWR (DE) and ARTE (FR). Regehrs work has explored intersections between gender, performance and politics in female driven communities.

Matilda Temperley is an award-winning photographer. Her work regularly appears in international publications such as, The Guardian, The Telegraph, Harpers Bazaar and National Geographic. Matilda's work is inspired by marginalized societies. Her sell out book, Under The SurfaceSomerset Floods won the Royal Photographic Societys Vic Odden Award in 2015. Her second book, Omo- Change In The Valley documents human rights abuses in Ethiopia.

"Wonderful" - Jonathan Gray, Dancing Times

"Five stars: a fascinating visual documentary." - Amateur Photographer

"Complemented by Kaitlyn Regehr's detailed, analytical text, Temperley's images celebrate her subjects in dynamic performance shots, informal documentary images and posed portraits." - Royal Photographic Society Journal

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