Behind the Burly Q

1 hr 38 min | Documentary | 2010

Burlesque was one of America’s most popular forms of live entertainment in the first half of the 20th century. Gaudy, bawdy and spectacular, the shows entertained thousands nightly. And yet the legacy of burlesque is often vilified and misunderstood. Behind the Burly Q reveals the true story of burlesque through the intimate and surprising stories from its golden age.

Burlesque was one of America’s most popular forms of live entertainment in the first half of the 20th century. Gaudy, bawdy and spectacular, the shows entertained thousands nightly. And yet the legacy of burlesque is often vilified and misunderstood. Behind the Burly Q reveals the true story of burlesque through the intimate and surprising stories from its golden age.

Details

Cast
Alan Alda, Dixie Evans, Lili St. Cyr, Tempest Storm, Margie Hart, Kitty West, Harry Lloyd, Sherry Britton, Lou Costello, Rita Grable, Blaze Starr
Director
Leslie Zemeckis
Writer
Leslie Zemeckis
Producer
Sheri Hellard, Jackie Levine, Leslie Zemeckis
Composer
Phil Marshall
Editor
Evan Finn