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ISBN: 0823088898
Author: Kelly Dinardo
Language: English
Publisher: Back Stage Books; First Edition ~1st Printing edition (October 16, 2007)
Pages: 256
Category: Arts & Literature
Subcategory: Biography
Rating: 4.9
Votes: 959
Size Fb2: 1419 kb
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Contemporary "stripper chic" and the "neo-burlesque movement" have spurred new interest in Lili St. Cyr . 5 people found this helpful.

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Before I stumbled across this book at the store I had never heard of Lili St. Cyr and considering how huge she was in her day this surprised me though it really shouldn’t have Читать весь отзыв.

The youth performing market is hotter than ever, enjoying an unprecedented number of successful television shows and movies, such as Hannah Montana and High School Musical. Kids and teens - and adults who can play young - are in demand and experiencing astonishing levels of celebrity and attention. Before I stumbled across this book at the store I had never heard of Lili St.

Despite a compelling subject, DiNardo's Gilded Lily never quite compels, hampered by dry writing and padded with a rather shallow analysis of 40s and 50s American society. I am the author of several books, including Gilded Lili: Lili St. Cyr and the Striptease Mystique, and the owner of a. Books by Kelly DiNardo.

The name Lili St. Cyr will mean nothing to most people today, although it may ring a bell with certain musical theatre enthusiasts, thanks to mentions in Pal Joey and The Rocky Horror Show. In the 1940s and '50s, though, this "classy" stripper - famous for her onstage bubble baths, portrayals of scantily dressed historical and biblical figures, and run-ins with the law - was a boundary-breaking pop-culture phenomenon and a precursor to Marilyn Monroe (who, arguably, emulated her). However, unlike other sexually transgressive figures - Oscar Wilde, say, or Mae.

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Gilded Lili: Lili St. Cyr and the Striptease Mystique explores the life of the last real queen of burlesque. Born into a poor family, abandoned by her parents, and raised by her grandmother, she used her ambition, beauty, and charm to escape her small-town life

Gilded Lili: Lili St. Born into a poor family, abandoned by her parents, and raised by her grandmother, she used her ambition, beauty, and charm to escape her small-town life. Upon becoming the top burlesque dancer of her era, she amassed legions of famous fans, including Betty Grable, Frank Sinatra, Ronald Reagan, and Humphrey Bogart. During her reign, one reporter called her the rich man’s Gypsy Rose Lee and Marilyn Monroe took cues from her acts.

бесплатно, без регистрации и без смс. Blond and beautiful, Lili St. Cyr shimmied across the countrys nightclubs as one of the centurys great sirens. She inspired future femme fatales including Marilyn Monroe, Madonna and Dita Von Teese

бесплатно, без регистрации и без смс. She inspired future femme fatales including Marilyn Monroe, Madonna and Dita Von Teese. She helped cultivate the modern-day impression of striptease. And, with stage routines featuring themes from fantasy, history and literature, she scandalized and seduced millions, influencing pop culture for decades. Gilded Lili: Lili St. Cyr and the Striptease Mystique explores the life of the last real queen of burlesque

I’m a journalist for The New York Times, O: The Oprah Magazine and others. I am the author of Gilded Lili: Lili St. Cyr and the Striptease Mystique and Living the Sutras: A Guide to Yoga Wisdom beyond the Mat.

I’m a journalist for The New York Times, O: The Oprah Magazine and others. I’m a journalist for The New York Times, O: The Oprah Magazine and others.

Manufacturer: Watson-Guptill Release date: 1 November 2007 ISBN-10 : 0823088898 ISBN-13: 9780823088898.

Blond and beautiful, Lili St. Cyr shimmied across the country’s nightclubs as one of the century’s great sirens  . You're getting the VIP treatment! With the purchase of Kobo VIP Membership, you're getting 10% off and 2x Kobo Super Points on eligible items. Your Shopping Cart is empty. There are currently no items in your Shopping Cart.

Burlesque. A uniquely American form of entertainment...and one of the most celebrated forms in burlesque was that of the inimitable Lili St. Cyr. Her body of work as a striptease artist–featuring her innovative on-stage bubble baths and reverse stripteases–was on a level with such dazzling performers as Gypsy Rose Lee, Blaze Starr, Tempest Storm, and Ann Corio. And wherever the glamorous Queen of Burlesque appeared, controversy followed. Gilded Lili is the first biography of this pioneering artist, sure to be a smash as burlesque enjoys its own resurgence. Her tempestuous love affairs and troubled life make Lili St. Cyr's story a microcosm of American sexuality in the twentieth century, mirroring social changes in sexual politics and the commercialization of sexuality. A compelling biography and an intriguing take on feminist history, Gilded Lili is golden indeed.

Comments:

Bloodfire
I love reading about strong, interesting women and Lili St. Cyr’s life story is addictive. Long before burlesque hit the mainstream, Lili was defining the genre with her fabulous act. But she was more than just a burlesque dancer, and in this meticulously researched biography, author DiNardo captures her fascinating life story perfectly. Couldn’t put it down; it’s a must read!
Na
I knew nothing about Lili St. Cyr before picking up this book. Fascinating to read about such an interesting woman in a time I can't quite imagine. Well researched and written, this biography intrigued me. While I certainly will never be a burlesque dancer, I am inspired by this woman who chose to live her life by her own rules. You may be too!
Rocky Basilisk
I discovered Lili St. Cyr in an old Cabaret magazine back in the 50s and was captivated by her beauty. She has remained a treasured part of my memory since that time and I wanted to know more about her. Gilded Lili has made her come alive again and now I feel that I have been able to see into her world and know who she really was. This book has made her much more real and interesting to me. Thank you, Kelly.
Zainian
This book brought to life Ms. St. Cyr' s wild and wonderful existence and was a real page turner! Simply fascinating!
Funny duck
I have loved everything Simon Callow has written on Orson Welles, and this latest volume is proving no exception. I did spot one mistake that gave me pause, though. In one of the photograph sections, the actress Corrine Calvet is mistakenly identified as Charlton Heston's wife, Lydia. Even a tiny bit of research could have prevented that goof. Sometimes, photos from photo agencies are mis-identified, so they should never be taken for gospel; they should be checked before publication. This is, however, a tiny complaint about a wonderful book.
Lemana
I've been waiting for a book about Lili St. Cyr since reading her obituary in Life magazine 8 years ago. When I finally heard it was being written, I was cautiously optimistic. I've read many biographies, and they can be overly fond of their subjects, poorly researched, tabloid-esque, or just plain dry. My fears have been assuaged as Kelly DiNardo proves to be professional, with class. She's pulled out all the stops, and you don't have
to be a researcher yourself to pick up on the laborious amounts of work put into this book.
Fellow burlesque fans may tire of the history of the striptease being detailed once again, but it is necessary in hopes of the story reaching a wider audience. The life story of Lili St Cyr certainly deserves such widespread recognition, for the reasons previously mentioned: her rise to fame, clashes with the press, independence, squandered fortune, troubled personality and ultimately dissappointing final years.
Her story is not an entirely happy one. Her choices were not all admirable. So I guess at worst that places her in good company amongst sex-symbols of the century.
DiNardo has sandwiched Lili's life events and choices within the history of the burlesque and striptease industry, as well as the changing social mores that affected it. The book contains a great deal of historical context, perhaps in an attempt to speculate at the true inner motivations and feelings of Lili St. Cyr. For a woman who was not afraid to shock the press with a sordid opinion or two, her true "intimate secrets" will always remain elusive.
The elaborate research Kelly DiNardo has done is sure to remain the best summation of the story and person that was Lili St. Cyr.
Marilbine
I really enjoyed the book--it is extremely well written, clever and tender in its narrative (particular in the end). It sheds so much light on only on Lili but on the context of the times she was living in. I also thought that Lili's life story and the surrounding growth and decline of burlesque was also well researched and referenced. My favorite part was perhaps the epilogue though, where I felt Kelly DiNardo really cast an appreciative, sincere light on what Lili achieved during her lifetime and applauded her for her authentic sensual humanity :)

I highly recommend this to all people who are looking for a thrilling, entertaining read with brains and empathy behind the narrative.
Gilded Lili is the fascinating story of a woman, famous in her time, but little known today. Kelly DiNardo recounts her life in lively prose that traces the history of burlesque in America through one woman's experience. Lili St. Cyr's life was tragic in many respects, and could serve as a cautionary tale for many of today's current crop of celebrities. Ms. DiNardo's book put's into precise historical context Lili's struggle to remain independent, both personally and financially, in a time when women had few options to reach the level of success she managed to achieve and sustain for 20 years. Her choices, both good and bad, reflect the dramatically changing attitudes towards sex, women and relationships during the first half of the 20th century.

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