Horrible Prettiness

Horrible Prettiness

Robert Allen's compelling book examines burlesque not only as popular entertainment but also as a complex and transforming cultural phenomenon. When Lydia Thompson and her controversial female troupe of "British Blondes" brought modern burlesque to the United States in 1868, the result was electric. Their impertinent humor, streetwise manner, and provocative parodies of masculinity brought them enormous popular success--and the condemnation of critics, cultural commentators,… (more)

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Publisher: The University of North Carolina Press (November 09, 2000)

Collection: Cultural Studies of the United States

Page count: 382 pages

Language: English


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