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Burlesque West :showgirls, sex and sin in postwar Vancouver /

by Ross, Becki, Published by : University of Toronto Press, (Toronto ; | Buffalo :) Physical details: xix, 373 p., [8] p. of plates : ill. (some col.) ; 24 cm. ISBN:9780802096982 (cloth); 0802096980 (cloth); 9780802096463 (pbk.); 0802096468 (pbk.). Year: 2009
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Includes bibliographical references (p. [297]-333) and index.

Preface : beginnings, backlash, and brazenness -- 1. Uncloaking the striptease past -- 2. 'I ain't Rebecca, and this ain't Sunnybrook Farm' : men behind the marquee -- 3. 'We were like snowflakes--no two were alike' : dancers and their gimmicks -- 4. 'Peelers sell beer, and the money was huge' : the shifting conditions of selling fantasy -- 5. 'Everyone wanted to date a dancer, nobody wanted to marry one' : occupational hazards in the industry -- 6. 'You started to feel like a dinosaur' : exiting and aging in the business.

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