Horrible Prettiness has 88 ratings and 10 reviews. Bruce said: What is considered art for the elite becomes sinful when performed for the masses. This bo. HORRIBLE PRETTINESS: BURLESQUE AND. AMERICAN CULTURE, by Robert C. Allen. Chapel Hill, NC: University of North. Carolina Press, xvi + Horrible Prettiness. Burlesque and American Culture. By Robert C. Allen. Foreword by Alan Trachtenberg. Horrible Prettiness View Inside. pp., x

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The playbill for Ixion. Robert Allen’s compelling book examines burlesque not only as popular entertainment but also as a complex and transforming cultural phenomenon. Chesney Arend rated it liked anf Dec 28, In this process the burlesque performer “lost” her voice, as burlesque increasingly revolved around the display of her body. Paris rated it really liked it Aug 16, Initially playing to respectable middle-class audiences, burlesque was quickly relegated to the shadow-world of working-class male leisure.

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Burlesque was a cultural threat, Allen argues, because horrble inverted the “normal” world of middle-class social relations and transgressed norms of “proper” feminine behavior and appearance.

His final chapter takes this up briefly, but with enough detail to explain why burlesque from the ss has become our “cultural imaginary of burlesque” ie just striptease. Swetank Gupta rated it really liked it Mar 01, Thanks for telling us about the problem.

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When Lydia Thompson and her controversial female troupe of “British Blondes” brought modern burlesque to the United States inthe result was electric Benjamin Mc Arthur; Horrible Prettiness: Anni rated it it was amazing Sep 13, There are no discussion topics on this book yet. The end of the book just seems to fall away from analysis, which actually makes a nice rhetorical metaphor for the disbanding of the burlesque wheel circuits.

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