This is a simple listing of the burlesque books in the Boston Babydolls' Library, plus a few we'd like to have.
Abbott, Karen. American Rose: A Nation Laid Bare: The Life and Times of Gypsy Rose, 2010. Read review!
Allen, Ralph G. The Best Burlesque Sketches, 1995. Read review!
Allen, Robert Clyde. Horrible Prettiness: Burlesque and American Culture, 1991. Read review!
Baldwin, Michelle. Burlesque and the New Bump-n-Grind, 2004.*
Beck, Kathrine. Gypsy Rose Lee, Writing & Stripping, 2011. (ebook) Read review!
Blaize, Immodesty. Tease, 2010. (fiction)*
Blaize, Immodesty. Ambition, 2010. (fiction)
Bosse, Katharina. New Burlesque, 2004. Read review!
Briggeman, Jane. Burlesque: Legendary Stars of the Stage, 2004. Read review!
Brown, Lillian Kiernan. Banned in Boston: Memoirs of a Stripper, 2003. Read review!
Bruce, Honey. Honey: The Life and Loves of Lenny's Shady Lady, 1976. Read review!
Cary, David. A Bit of Burlesque: A Brief History of Its Times & Stars, 1997. Read review!
Corio, Ann. This Was Burlesque, 1968. Read review!
Davis, Andrew. Baggy Pants Comedy: Burlesque and the Oral Tradition, 2011.
DiNardo, Kelly. Gilded Lili: Lili St. Cyr and the Striptease Mystique, 2007. Read review!
Dubberley, Emily and Alyson Fixter. Ultimate Burlesque, 2008. (fiction) Read review!
Fish, Charles. Blue Ribbons and Burlesque: A Book of Country Fairs, 2003.*
Frankel, Noralee. Stripping Gypsy: The Life of Gypsy Rose Lee, 2010.*
Glasscock, Jessica. Striptease: From Gaslight To Spotlight, 2003. Read review!
Goldwyn, Liz. Pretty Things: The Last Generation of American Burlesque Queens, 2006. Read review!
iMinds. Burlesque: Pop Culture, 2010. (ebook) Read review!
Janes, Brian C. It's All That Glitters: Portraits of Burlesque Performers in Their Homes, 2012. Read review!
Jones, Libby. striptease, 1967.
Knox, Holly. Sally Rand: From Film to Fans, 1988. Read review!
Kotzan, Doris. My Journey: Burlesque: The Way It Was, 2005. Read review!
Kruh, David. Always Something Doing: Boston's Infamous Scollay Square, 1999. Read review!
Lee, Gypsy Rose. Gypsy: Memoirs of America's Most Celebrated Stripper, 1957. Read review!
Livingston, Bernard. Papa's Burlesque House: Growing Up in a Burlesque Theater, 1971. (fiction) Read review!
Miller, Neil. Banned in Boston, 2010. Read review!
Minsky, Morton and Milt Machlin. Minsky's Burlesque, 1986. Read review!
Paris, Yvette. Queen of Burlesque: The Autobiography of Yvette Paris, 1990.*
Porkpie, Jonny. The Corpse Wore Pasties, 2009. (fiction)*
Poston, Dick. Burlesque Humor Revisited, 1977. Read review!
Preminger, Erik Lee. Gypsy and Me: At Home and on the Road With Gypsy Rose Lee, 1984. Read review!
Reighley, Kurt B. and Aaron Bagley. United States of Americana: Backyard Chickens, Burlesque Beauties, and Handmade Bitters: A Field Guide to the New American Roots Movement, 2010. Read review!
Rella, Ettore. A History of Burlesque. San Francisco Theatre Research Series, v. 14, 1940. Read review!
Renay, Liz. My Face for the World to See, 1971.
Rosebush, Judson. Burlesque Exotic Dancers of the 50s & 60s, 2010. Read review!
Rothe, Len. The Queens of Burlesque: Vintage Photographs of the 1940s and 1950s, 1998. Read review!
Rothe, Len. The Bare Truth: Stars of Burlesque From the '40s and '50s, 1998. Read review!
Schwarz, Ted. Candy Barr: The Small-Town Texas Runaway Who Became a Darling of the Mob and the Queen of Las Vegas Burlesque, 2008. Read review!
Shteir, Rachel. Striptease: The Untold History of the Girlie Show, 2004. Read review!
Shteir, Rachel. Gypsy: The Art of the Tease, 2009. Read review!
Slaughter, Kevin I. Queens of Burlesque: Ann Arbor, Ann Corio, Gypsy Rose Lee, Lili St. Cyr and Sally Rand, 2011. (ebook) Read review!
Slaughter, Kevin I. Dames of Burlesque: Blaze Starr, Tura Satana, Ricki Covette and Other Ecdysiasts, 2011. (ebook) Read review!
Slaughter, Kevin I. Dolls of Burlesque: Irma The Body, Dorian Dennis, Connie Vaughn and More Vintage Strip Tease Artists, 2011. (ebook) Read review!
Sobel, Bernard. A Pictorial History of Burlesque, 1956. Read review!
Sothern, Georgia. Georgia: My Life in Burlesque, 1972. Read review!
Starr, Blaze. Blaze Starr: My Life as Told to Huey Perry, 1974. Read review!
Stencell, A. W. Girl Show: Into the Canvas World of Bump and Grind, 2000. Read review!
Storm, Tempest. The Lady is a Vamp, 1987.*
Summers, Dusty. The Lady is a Stripper, 2001. Read review!
Summers, Dusty. The Golden G-String, 2002. (fiction)*
Vogt, Julie N. "Woman to Woman: Ann Corio and the Rehabilitation of American Burlesque." Dissertation, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2010. Read review!
Von Teese, Dita. Burlesque and the Art of the Teese/Fetish and the Art of the Teese, 2006. Read review!
Von Teese, Dita and Sheryl Nields. Dita: Stripteese, 2009. Read review!
Weldon, Jo. The Burlesque Handbook, 2010. Read review!
Willson, Jacki. The Happy Stripper: Pleasures and Politics of the New Burlesque, 2008. Read review!
Wortley, Richard. A Pictorial History of Striptease: 100 Years of Undressing to Music, 1976. Read review!
Zeidman, Irving. The American Burlesque Show, 1967.*