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The Art of Burlesque

STATE OF AFFAIRS 01/24/11:  Say the word "burlesque" and most people think instantly of Gypsy Rose Lee, arguably America's most famous striptease artist even 41 years after her death. Her wicked combination of wit, showmanship, & business savvy made her a legend and Karen Abbott's new biography weaves juicy anecdotes of Gypsy's life with details of the rise of burlesque. Let us entertain you as we talk with Ms. Abbott and local vixen Divinity Rose about the history of strip & the modern art of tease.


Laura is LPM's Director of Podcasts & Special Projects. Email Laura at lellis@lpm.org.