Feuding Fan Dancers (Paperback)

Faith Bacon, Sally Rand, and the Golden Age of the Showgirl

By Leslie Zemeckis

Counterpoint LLC, 9781640092655, 336pp.

Publication Date: October 8, 2019

Other Editions of This Title:
Compact Disc (10/2/2018)
Hardcover (10/2/2018)

List Price: 16.95*
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"Detailed, deeply researched, and compelling." --Chicago Tribune

Historian Leslie Zemeckis reveals the lost stories of Sally Rand and Faith Bacon--icons who each claimed to be the inventor of the notorious fan dance. Nearly one hundred years later, both women come alive again.

About the Author

LESLIE ZEMECKIS is an actress, filmmaker, and the author of Goddess of Love Incarnate and Behind the Burly Q, the definitive history of burlesque. She wrote, produced, and directed the critically acclaimed documentary based on the book. Her most recent documentary is Mabel, Mabel, Tiger Trainer. Learn more at lesliezemeckis.com.