The Burlesque Lounge has its best days behind it. Tess, a retired dancer and owner of the venue, struggles to keep the aging theater alive, facing all kinds of financial and artistic challenges. With the Lounge's troupe members becoming increasingly distracted by personal problems and a threat coming from a wealthy businessman's quest to buy the spot from Tess, the good fortune seems to have abandoned the club altogether. Meanwhile, the life of Ali, a small-town girl from Iowa, is about to change dramatically. Hired by Tess as a waitress at the Lounge, Ali escapes a hollow past and quickly falls in love with the art of burlesque. Backed by newfound friends amongst the theater's crew, she manages to fulfill her dreams of being on stage herself. Things take a dramatic turn though when Ali's big voice makes her become the main attraction of the revue
Harry leaves Olongapo, the former site of American bases, with his best friend James. They end up in Manila where they soon find work as macho dancers in a gay bar run by Mama Odette. Harry has a troubled past -- his American father used to pimp him and his mother, Betty. When his father accidentally killed his mother, Harry struck out on his own. He made a vow to kill his father.
Frank Bannister is about to have a very long night. A writer of violent horror stories, Frank is alone, depressed and one step from full blown alcoholism. Late one dark and stormy night his quiet hermit existence is disturbed when two eccentric exotic dancers arrive on his doorstep. Alternatively seductive and sinister the beautiful women promise to make all Frank's dreams come true. They prove to be as good as their word. Only problem is, Frank is a man with very dark dreams indeed.
A gypsy seductress is sent to sway a goofy officer to allow a smuggling run.
This is an actual burlesque show, filmed in 1948 at the Hollywood Theater in San Diego, California. It is not a drama or a documentary, it is what you would have seen if you'd been sitting in the theater.
Directed by Robert W. Paul.
Recreation of a nightclub's burlesque show, alternating between dance numbers and bits of narrative involving performers backstage or audience members.
A Terrytoons cartoon released 4 September 1932.
A stripper (June Havoc) discovers a professor (Joe E. Brown) spends summer teaching Shakespeare and winter as a burlesque comic.
A look into the hard working heart of neo-burlesque.
This short, otherwise unremarkable feature is of some interest because of the way that it unabashedly caters to the tastes that it perceived in its audiences. Besides combining the elements of the risqué 'blue' movies of the era with the popularity of movies about fires, it also attempted to use the combination to get extra mileage out of it. The movie's title summarises the setup, and most of the footage shows firefighters using ladders to rescue stage girls, clad in portions of their costumes, from an upper level. Although it all seems pretty tame by today's standards, it no doubt provided its male viewers with some brief moments of excitement as the various women hurried down the ladders with their costumes in disarray. (IMDb)
Stripteasers, baggy-pants comedians, exotic dancers, comedy sketches-- all part of a great tribute to a living art, hosted by Ann Corio, the queen of Burlesque.
After one member of their group is murdered, the performers at a burlesque house must work together to find out who the killer is before they strike again.
Various performers and backstage crew come under suspicion when a dancer is found murdered at a burlesque theatre.
Four performers in the neo-burlesque scene in New York City discover a new identity and belonging in a world of bawdy comedy and striptease. However, they find that this community does not insulate from the harsh reality of life in the city.
Crystal is the lead dancer in her own Burlesque show, but she has other plans for her troupe on this tour. While visiting Crystal’s brother, the Burlesque girls start to be picked off one by one, and its anyone’s guess who will survive.
In Baghdad lived Ali Baba the pauper and his brother the rich man Kassim Baba. Ali Baba earns his living by collecting firewoods but due to his working nature he is not able to earn much so he frequently asks the help of his brother for money and food once in a while. His wealthy brother always looks down on his younger brother saying that he doesn't have ambition to improve his life if he keeps on doing the work he is doing. One day while Ali baba was collecting firewood near a cliff as always, he spotted a group of thieves walking to a nearby cave.
A Filipino drama film by Jose N. Carreon.
Warner Baxter plays the ambitious producer of a burlesque show who rises to the big time on Broadway. Alice Faye is the loyal burleycue singer who helps make Baxter a success. His head turned by sudden fame, Baxter falls under the spell of a society woman (Mona Barrie) who has theatrical aspirations of her own. She marries Baxter, then convinces him to produce a string of "artistic" plays rather than his extravagant musical revues. The plays are flops, and the woman haughtily divorces Baxter. Faithful Alice Faye, who'd gone to London when her ex-beau was married, returns to the penniless Baxter. She and her burlesque buddies team up to pull Baxter out of his rut and put him on top again.