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Thursday, April 03, 2008

The Brigadier General of Burlesque

Jo Weldon has written several posts today and yesterday in Burlesque Daily about the passing away this week of her friend Sherry Britton, a burlesque legend, at 89. Jo's posts include links to the New York Times and Daily News obituaries of Sherry, which are definitely worth reading. I had the pleasure of meeting Sherry last year at a Burlesque Hall of Fame benefit show, thanks to Jo, who knew that she would like having plenty of guys sit with her in the front row. Her passing is the latest reminder of how important the work of the Burlesque Hall is, preserving the history of this art form.



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