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Welcome to the glamorous world of burlesque: the true art of seduction!

This form of performance art first emerged in ancient Greece and Italy. From Paris to London to North America, burlesque entered its silver age at the end of the 19th century and the beginning of the 20th, becoming a popular entertainment in the Western World – thanks to Lydia Thompson, Josephine Baker, Mata Hari and Mistinguett in France and to Marie Lloyd in England.

During Hollywood’s Golden Age of the 1940s to the 1960s: April March, Bettie Page, Dixie Evans, Gypsy Rose Lee, Lili St. Cyr, Sally Rand, Satan’s Angel and Tempest Storm renewed this traditional art form.

Today, all over the world, through lively and colorful performances, the playful art of seduction has become more tempting than ever. This latest revival is led by a new generation of talented artists, such as Ami Goodheart, Angie Pontani, Catherine D’Lish, Dirty Martini, Dita Von Teese, Gentry de Paris, Immodesty Blaize, Michelle Carr, Michelle L’amour and, of course, Scarlett James and so many others.

Discover the exceptional history behind burlesque and let yourself be carried away by this wonder for the senses, accompanied by Michel Grondin, and the one-and-only, Scarlett James. Burlesque: The True Art of Seduction pays tribute to all the distinguished female performers of the past, while celebrating its newest and most-skilled practitioners. Through over 100 pictures and artist profiles, the authors recount a captivating slice of international history in the process.

Bienvenue dans l’élégant monde du burlesque : l’art du jeu et de la séduction !



Le burlesque puise ses racines dans la Grèce et la Rome antiques. Il est né en Europe, au XIXe siècle, sous l’impulsion de Joséphine Baker, Mata Hari, et Mistinguett en France, et de Marie Lloyd en Angleterre.



Puis, il a conquis l’Amérique grâce à Lydia Thompson. Les légendaires pin-up April March, Bettie Page, Dixie Evans, Gypsy Rose Lee, Lili St.Cyr, Sally Rand, Satan’s Angel et Tempest Storm ont alors enflammé l’Amérique des années 1960.



Aujourd’hui, le burlesque gagne le monde entier. Le vintage revival est porté par Ami Goodheart, Angie Pontani, Catherine D’Lish, Dirty Martini, Dita Von Teese, Gentry de Paris, Immodesty Blaize, Michelle Carr, Michelle L’amour et, bien sûr, Scarlett James et tellement d’autres.



Laissez-vous porter par ce doux titillement des sens et plongez, avec Michel Grondin, un historien passionné, et Scarlett James, dans une histoire exceptionnelle. Grâce à plus de cent photos et portraits d’artistes, cet ouvrage historique retrace une épopée extraordinaire, celle de femmes audacieuses et entreprenantes.





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