Life of Stripteuse Lili St. Cyr - Leslie Zemeckis
Bienneville Room G, Orleans Hotel & Casino
4500 W Tropicana Ave, Las Vegas, NV 89103, USA
Goddess of Love IncarnateThe Life of Stripteuse Lili St. CyrPresented by Leslie Zemeckis The Goddess of Love Incarnate is the story of Lili St. Cyr; sex symbol, icon, Montreal’s Sweetheart, America's Anatomic Bomb. She was the world’s highest paid stripteaser, a bigger star than Gypsy Rose Lee, named one of the world’s ten most beautiful women along with Ava Gardner and Bridgett Bardot. Lili was the first stripper to work in the swanky nightclubs on Sunset Boulevard as well as Las Vegas. She was at the top of her game for over 30 years. She took home baskets full of hundred dollar bills. Lili brought high class to a middle class form of entertainment. She changed what people thought about burlesque dancers. There were 6 marriages, romances with Orson Welles, Yul Brynner, Artie Shaw and Vic Damone. There were numerous suicide attempts, sold out performances, arrests, great wealth. The Goddess of Love Incarnate reveals what is behind the g-strings and the pasties to reveal a “complicated, eccentric, brilliant” woman much loved and little understood.Leslie Zemeckis is an actress, best-selling author and award-winning documentarian. Leslie also wrote, produced and directed the critically acclaimed documentary Behind the Burly Q, the true story of old-time burlesque in America. The film aired on Showtime and was championed by such publications as USA Today and The New Yorker revealing the never-before told stories of the men and women who worked in burlesque during its Golden Age. Her book Behind the Burly Q was published by Skyhorse in June 2013. Her current book is Goddess of Love Incarnate (The Life of Stripteause Lili St. Cyr). Zemeckis is currently finishing her third documentary on tiger trainer Mabel Stark and writing her next biography about two legends of burlesque.The base price of this event is $10. You may increase your payment if you wish to contribute more to BHOF.
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Lili St. Cyr with Leslie Zemeckis