New York: Simon & Schuster, 1960. 1st Edition. Hard Cover. 8vo. Near Fine / Very Good. Item #007125
Quarter grey cloth, purple paper boards. Top edge red. Colour pictorial endpapers. 351 pp. Fading to cloth spine, worse at ends. A few bumps to edges of boards. Front board slightly bowed. Interior is bright and clean. Dust jacket sunned at spine, chipped at spine ends and corners, a few short tears, light wear to extremities. An uncensored look at the unclad, unblushing Eden that was burlesque in the days when funny men were funnier girls were girlie-er, and the only G-string in the house was on the Professor's fiddle. You see stage extravaganzas, eavesdrop on the dressing-room conversations, kibitz on the permanent floating pinochle game of the backstage crew, case the house as the money is made and lost. You meet one of the most fantastic casts ever assembled.