My G-String Mother: At Home and Backstage with Gypsy Rose Lee

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Erik was 12 when Gypsy decided she was through with striptease—'I'm forty-two years old. Too old to be taking my clothes off in front of strangers.' Her endless schemes for staying famous and maintaining their extravagant lifestyle—a best-selling writing career, a musical based on her life, a disastrous attempt to turn her home movies into a blockbuster—make for comedic yet poignant reading. My G-String Mother is a stylish, incisive portrait of two lives: an awkward adolescent who was as much confidante, co-conspirator, and companion as son, and the legendary woman who told police at a raid at the famous Minsky's burlesque house, 'I wasn't naked. I was completely covered by a blue spotlight.'
 

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Contents

Section 1
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Section 2
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Section 3
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Section 4
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Section 5
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Section 6
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Section 7
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Section 8
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Section 12
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Section 13
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Section 14
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Section 15
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Section 16
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Section 17
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Section 18
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Section 19
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Section 9
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Section 10
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Section 11
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Section 20
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Section 21
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About the author (2004)

Erik Lee Preminger was born Erik Lee on December 11, 1944 in New York City. He is a writer and actor and is the son of Gypsy Rose Lee and director Otto Preminger. He lives in the San Francisco Bay Area.

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