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The Costumes of Burlesque


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Foreword by Leslie Zemeckis Introduction 1- The Birth of Burlesque 1868-19teens 2- Flappers and Film Stars 1920s-1930s 3- "The Golden Age" 1940s-1950s 4- The Death of Burlesque 1960s-1970s 5- The Strip Club meets Neo Burlesque 1980s-2001 6- Modern Burlesque Costume Design - Epilogue

About the Author

Coleen Scott is a Costume Designer with an MFA in Costume Design from Boston University, where she received the Kahn Award upon graduation. She has worked for nearly 20 years in theater, opera, film, and television, including projects with Academy Award winning costume designer Ann Roth and film designers Stephanie Maslansky and Tina Nigro. Coleen taught Costume Production and Makeup for Stage and Studio at Saint Ann's School in Brooklyn, NY from 2005 to 2018. She works with her creative partner, photographer Ben Trivett, doing makeup and styling for fashion and fine art portrait photography.


"The Costumes of Burlesque: 1866-2018 by Coleen Scott is an exquisite book that fills a long-empty gap in the costume history library....General readers will devour this book for its details and beautiful illustrations. Scholars will appreciate the comprehensive bibliography that will lead burlesque enthusiasts and researchers alike to deepen their knowledge of this American art form."

-Laurie Kurutz, Theatre Design & Technology Fall 2019

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