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Drawing from ten years of close friendships and correspondences with many of her surviving idols, documentary filmmaker and writer Liz Goldwyn invites us back into the era of the burlesque queen, when the hourglass figure was in vogue and striptease was a true art form. Pulling together hundreds of archival photographs, costume sketches, and memorabilia, Goldwyn celebrates the collaborative vision and talent that went into creating the burlesque act -- from the all-important, exquisitely designed costumes, to staging and choreography, to each star's highly individual style -- revealing the personal, often surprising, journeys of yesteryear's icons of female sexuality. Pretty Things is at once a gorgeous visual feast and a lovingly documented tale of self-discovery and fleeting stardom. Erotic, but no nudity.