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The Resource Gypsy : the art of the tease, Rachel Shteir

Gypsy : the art of the tease, Rachel Shteir

Label
Gypsy : the art of the tease
Title
Gypsy
Title remainder
the art of the tease
Statement of responsibility
Rachel Shteir
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"A true icon of America at a turning point in its history, Gypsy Rose Lee was the first - and the only - stripper to become a household name, write novels, and win the adulation of intellectuals, bankers, socialites, and ordinary Americans. Her outrageous blend of funny-smart sex symbol with the aura of high culture - she boasted that she liked to read Great Books and listen to classical music while taking off her clothes on-stage - inspired a musical, memoirs, a portrait by Max Ernst, and a species of rose. Gypsy is the first book about Gypsy Rose Lee's life, fame, and place in America not written by a family member, and it reveals her deep impact on the social and cultural transformations taking shape during her life. Rachel Shteir, author of the prize-winning Striptease, gives us Gypsy's story from her arrival in New York in 1931 to her sojourns in Hollywood, her friendships and rivalries with writers and artists, the Sondheim musical, family memoirs that retold her history in divergent ways, and a television biopic currently in the making. With verve, audacity, and native guile, Gypsy Rose Lee moved striptease from the margins of American life to Broadway, Hollywood, and Main Street. Gypsy tells how she did it, and why."--Www.books-express.co.uk (Nov. 3, 2010)
Member of
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1964-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Shteir, Rachel
Dewey number
  • 792.702/8092
  • B
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PN2287.L29
LC item number
S58 2010
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Icons of America
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Lee, Gypsy Rose
  • Stripteasers
Label
Gypsy : the art of the tease, Rachel Shteir
Link
http://catdir.loc.gov/catdir/toc/ecip0828/2008040303.html
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Originally published in hardcover in 2009
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 205-210) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
"Particles, legends, romance" -- Undressing the family romance -- The queen of striptease -- To Hollywood and back -- The rise and fall of the striptease intellectual -- Selling striptease
Control code
855680
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
viii, 222 pages
Isbn
9780300164480
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780300164480
  • (OCoLC)249136940
Label
Gypsy : the art of the tease, Rachel Shteir
Link
http://catdir.loc.gov/catdir/toc/ecip0828/2008040303.html
Publication
Note
Originally published in hardcover in 2009
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 205-210) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
"Particles, legends, romance" -- Undressing the family romance -- The queen of striptease -- To Hollywood and back -- The rise and fall of the striptease intellectual -- Selling striptease
Control code
855680
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
viii, 222 pages
Isbn
9780300164480
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780300164480
  • (OCoLC)249136940

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