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Pretty Things by Liz Goldwyn

May 18, 2010 in Books


I though I’d do a series of posts on my favourite books with glamourous subjects. Starting with Liz Goldwyn’s Pretty Things.

This is just one of the best books ever. It’s a big book about “the last generation of American burlesque queens” and contains tons of photos, and many costume sketches. Although the main attraction for me are the pictures the text is great as well. It’s an absolutely gorgeous book, inside and out. The cover is pink, white and gold and the photos inside are huge and beautifully laid out.

I had this book on my Amazon wishlist forever but found my copy in a used bookstore in San Francisco a couple of years ago, and I’m so pleased to own it.