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Behind the Burly Q

Behind the Burly Q

Leslie Zemeckis (2010)

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Summary

Documentary on the history of burlesque in America. The film reveals how it evolved from its European roots in the early years of the 20th century and grew in popularity during the Depression, and examines how changing attitudes affected its fortunes, from a puritanical crackdown by the mayor of New York in the 1930s to the impact of the sexual revolution in the 1960s. Featuring contributions from early performers.

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Director Leslie Zemeckis

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Language: English Colour

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