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Lady of Burlesque


[[Performer~P67643~Barbara Stanwyck~barbarastanwyck]] shines in her second portrayal of a showgirl in less than two years (the first was in [[Performer~P93764~Howard Hawks~howardhawks]]' [[Feature~V3800~Ball of Fire~balloffire]] in 1941). In Lady of Burlesque -- which, at times, has a [[Performer~P93764~Hawksian~howardhawks]] edge to the dialogue -- she portrays Dixie Daisy, a striptease artist at a Broadway theater in New York at the end of the 1930s. In the course of fending off the unwanted advances...more