Girl Show: Into the Canvas World of Bump and Grind

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ECW Press, Aug 1, 1999 - Performing Arts - 244 pages
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A journey back to the glory years of traveling adult entertainment, this book chronicles the carnivals, the scams, and, of course, the women (and men) who performed in girl shows. Featuring 200 photos to help illustrate this cultural phenomenon, the book details girl shows' European origins, their American developments, their heyday after World War II, and their ultimate demise in the face of men's magazines, strip clubs, and X-rated videos.

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User Review  - Ed - Goodreads

Stripping for rubes and hayseeds on the carnival circuit during the first half of the 20th century. Show business at its most tawdry with the here today and gone today ambiance of a show under canvas ... Read full review

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User Review  - Amanda Losonsky-Prentice - Goodreads

Great history on Canvas Striptease. Read full review

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A. W. Stencell owned and operated his own circus for 19 years.

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