Charvil, Jean

Published by Editions Planete, Paris, 1969
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344pp. Preface by Jean Duvignaud. Illustrated throughout with b/w photos. Bibliography. History of the 20th-century art form, with chapters on its development, technique and accessories (oh la la, the G-string!), the queens of striptease and their producers, and an interesting section on its influence on other arts & media, with photos of pulp fiction covers and men's magazines, plus comics, fine art, playing cards and pens. Short but interesting section on death imagery in burlesque shows. Strippers include Jennie Lee, Cha Landres, Rita Cadillac, Rita Renoir, Ghora de Venise, Dorothée, Lady Phu Ky Cho, Lily Saint-Cyr, Dolly Bell, Virginia Bell, Coccinelle, Brigitte Bardot (in stills from a film sequence) Bertha von Paraboum (in Nazi costume), et al. Text in French. Original wrappers in chipped dust wrapper. Discreet tape repair with transparent tape to jacket, made from underside. Light shelfwear. Very good. Bookseller Inventory # 68732

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Publisher: Editions Planete, Paris

Publication Date: 1969

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