Gilded Lili: Lili St. Cyr and the Striptease Mystique

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Back Stage Books, 2007 - Biography & Autobiography - 234 pages
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The youth performing market is hotter than ever, enjoying an unprecedented number of successful television shows and movies, such as Hannah Montana and High School Musical. Kids and teens - and adults who can play young - are in demand and experiencing astonishing levels of celebrity and attention. Top talent manager Frederick Levy specialises in developing young talent and here offers a potent mix of authority and encouragement to steer today's performing youth to the careers of their dreams. The advice in this book can be applied to both stage and screen careers and covers the whole industry, as well as, Hollywood. From necessary tools (headshots) to the team of players (agents, managers) to auditions and booking a job, Levy details what to expect and teaches actors what they can do to manage and maintain a long-term career. For kids, special focus is given to labour laws, education options and how parents fit in as managers and vital members of the support team. Filled with anecdotes about working in the business, the book will both entertain readers and offer firm, practical advice not just from the author but from other actors, acting coaches, agents, casting directors and more.

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User Review  - Kellswitch - LibraryThing

Before I stumbled across this book at the store I had never heard of Lili St. Cyr and considering how huge she was in her day this surprised me though it really shouldn’t have. America doesn’t seem to ... Read full review

Gilded Lili: Lili St. Cyr and the striptease mystique

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Contemporary "stripper chic" and the "neo-burlesque movement" have spurred new interest in Lili St. Cyr, one of America's best-known postwar striptease artists, and this swift, engaging biography from ... Read full review


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An Epidemic of Striptacoccus

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Kelly DiNardohas written for theWashington Post, Glamour, YM,
TV Guide, USA Today,
and many
other publications. She lives in
Washington, D.C.

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