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
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.
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.
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.
In a way of protesting for inhuman living conditions and the shortage of medications caused by the disintegration of Yugoslavia and its sanctions, a doctor in a hospital decides to close his clinic for mental illness. His wish is to return the patients to their homes or give them to someone who is willing to accept them temporarily.
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 gypsy seductress is sent to sway a goofy officer to allow a smuggling run.
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.
A fairytale thriller film set one night in a 1930's London theatre where all is not what it seems.
A Filipino drama film by Jose N. Carreon.
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.
The Burlesque Assassins. Beautiful, deadly and a vital weapon in the war on communism that threatens the free world. Set in the 1950s, this tale of cold war espionage and intrigue follows superspies Johnny Valentine, Koko La Douce, Bombshell Belle and new recruit Bourbon Sue as they seduce their way within killing distance of a trio of villainy bent on global domination. See the fatal fan dance of Koko La Douce! See the brutal boa of Bombshell Belle! Witness firsthand the carnage and the cleavage as the enemies of The Burlesque Assassins discover that when it comes to these women, LOOKS CAN KILL!
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.
Drama - In this musical comedy set to 1950's rock 'n' roll, three women are working in a burlesque club. They are more than content with their jobs but things start to change when the management starts to make demands. Their sleazy manager, who seems to have a wandering eye for the hard working girls, tries to convince them to show more flesh. Although he assures them that it will bring in more business and thus create more money for them, they refuse. What will happen when the pressure is on for them to "take it off"?
In this revealing documentary, burlesque star Immodesty Blaize examines the world of British burlesque and the resurgence in its popularity.
Directed by Robert W. Paul.
PlayMe Burlesque is a feature documentary debut. It's an intimate vert portrait of some of New York's most colorful burlesque performers.