Behind the Burly Q (2010)
DVDRip | Lang & Subs: English | AVI | 624 x 352 | XviD @ 851 Kbps | MP3 @ 128 Kbps | 01:37:50 | 711 Mb
Genre: Documentary | USA
The indiscreet ladies who would meet the elite on bawdy, gaudy 42nd Street, as the old song had it, were probably more than just careless. You wouldn’t know it from the musical “42nd Street,” certainly, but those ladies were probably bumping and grinding amid feathery fans and gurgling soap bubbles. In the 1930s, Times Square was where professional straight men like Robert Alda (father of Alan) warmed up audiences that strippers put on boil. A popular entertainment, stripping was — or so the theater owner Herbert Minsky insisted — an American art. But in New York and elsewhere, burlesque came with a price: a milieu of vice that alarmed religious leaders and business owners and the politicians who catered to them.