Fri 23 Sep, 2016
Tags: 1943, Barbara Stanwyck, burlesque, Craig Rice, Gypsy Rose Lee, Michael O'Shea, Mother Finds a Body, The G-String Murders, William Wellman
Welcome to Vintage Powder Room Cinema! Tonight’s feature is LADY OF BURLESQUE starring Barbara Stanwyck, Michael O’Shea and directed by William Wellman. I think this film makes a nice companion piece for tonight’s post about the La Cherte face powder box.
Enjoy the movie!
In 1941, Lee authored a mystery thriller called The G-String Murders, which was made into the sanitized 1943 film, Lady of Burlesque starring Barbara Stanwyck. While some assert this was in fact ghost-written by Craig Rice, there are those who claim that there is more than sufficient written evidence in the form of manuscripts and Lee’s own correspondence to prove that she wrote a large part of the novel herself under the guidance of Rice and others, including her editor George Davis, a friend and mentor. Lee’s second murder mystery, Mother Finds a Body, was published in 1942.