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Striporama (1953)

Not Rated | | Comedy, Musical | 2 October 1953 (USA)
This is not a Documentary in any form, shape or fashion. But it is one of the very few exploitation-burlesque films that wasn't filmed with one camera from the back of a burlesque theater, ... See full summary »

Director:

Jerald Intrator

Writer:

Alan Bodian (original screenplay)

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Cast

Credited cast:
Georgia Sothern Georgia Sothern ... Self
Rosita Royce Rosita Royce ... Self
Jack Diamond Jack Diamond ... Self
Mandy Kay Mandy Kay ... Self
Charles Harris Charles Harris ... Self
Andre Andre ... Self (as Andre and Marinette)
Marinette Marinette ... Self (as Andre and Marinette)
Bettie Page ... Self (as Betty Page)
Nola Lee Nola Lee ... Self
Doris MacKenzie Doris MacKenzie ... Self
Pat Lombard Pat Lombard ... Self
Betty Tunell Betty Tunell ... Self
Anne Slayton Anne Slayton ... Self
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Lili St. Cyr ... Self
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This is not a Documentary in any form, shape or fashion. But it is one of the very few exploitation-burlesque films that wasn't filmed with one camera from the back of a burlesque theater, and one of the even-fewer films of this genre that had a plot that was more than just a series of strippers performing in-between a series of no-talent comics interrupting the stripping. The plot here involves two burlesque fans---the whole burlesque-show and not just the strippers---reading that a university is preparing a time capsule on the arts and is not considering burlesque for inclusion. They bring film and camera to the board meeting, and force the board members to look at examples of the "art of burlesque," featuring Georgia Southern and Rosita Royce...and her well-trained birds...and the inevitable comedians. As an extra added attraction---for who-knows-who--- the 1953 "Mr. America" makes an appearance. For the "film-in-a-film" finale, nine barely-clad girls come on stage each carrying a ... Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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The most exotic stars in ONE GREAT SHOW!

Genres:

Comedy | Musical

Certificate:

Not Rated
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Goofs

The shadow hovers constantly on the wall above the two bums, both before and after Bettie Page appears to them. See more »

Connections

Featured in Extra Weird (2003) See more »

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A real historical document of Burlesque
2 January 2001 | by rlcsljoSee all my reviews

Ah the fifties--the waning days of burlesque. Men were so horny they were willing to put up with anything--including lame comedians in order to watch women walk around in marginally erotic outfits and sometimes strip.

These ecdysiasts are consummate artists, and Lili St.Cyr is at her loveliest, in this loving tribute to burlesque. This film is a real time capsule of a "lost" art form.

Betty Page has only a small marginal role in this one and she is no where near the class act of the other "professionals"

Be sure to watch Rosita Royce and her amazing birds!


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

2 October 1953 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Stripper's Parade See more »

Filming Locations:

New York City, New York, USA

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Budget:

$40,000 (estimated)
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Production Co:

Venus Productions See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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