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Monday, June 28, 2010

"Behind the Burly Q" to screen in San Francisco, July 22-25, 2010

Written and directed by Leslie Zemeckis, the documentary "Behind the Burly Q" is a comprehensive look into burlesque's past, where stars such as Evangeline the Oyster Girl, Blaze Starr, Lili St. Cyr, Dixie Evans, Sally Rand and Tempest Storm joined with the popular musicians and comedians of the day to dazzle American audiences.

The film is a mix of interviews and archival footage of performances. It's a must-see if you're a fan and want to hear about what burlesque was like when it was a wildly popular form of entertainment!

The San Francisco screenings will take place July 22-25 in the screening room of the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, located on 3rd Street between Mission and Howard. Thursday through Saturday, there will be a 7:30pm showing each day. On Sunday, there will be two showings, one at 4pm and the next at 6pm. Tickets are $8 and may be purchased in advance and online at

Behind The Burly Q
By Leslie Zemeckis
Thu, Jul 22 - Sat, Jul 24, 7:30 pm
Sun, Jul 25, 4 & 6 pm

Yerba Buena Center for the Arts
YBCA Screening Room
701 Mission Street, San Francisco
$8 general admission

Burlesque and vaudeville acts were America's most popular form of live entertainment in the first half of the 20th century — until cinema drove them from the mainstream. To add insult to injury, the art of burlesque became vilified and misunderstood, and was largely left out of our cultural history. By telling the intimate and surprising stories from its golden age through the women (and men!) who lived it, Behind the Burly Q reveals the true story of burlesque, even as it experiences a new renaissance. (2010, 98 min, digital video)
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