Rare 16mm Film Night: “Queen of Burlesque” (1946) | Berkeley
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The Tannery | 708 Gilman St. Berkeley, CA 94710
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Friday, September 19, 2014
Lost & Out of Print Film Night | Berkeley
Crystal McCoy, known as the Queen of Burlesque, works for Joe Nolan. When Crystal learns that Nolan has offered the starring position to Dolly Devoe, she angrily confronts him and announces that she will hold him to her contract. Crystal’s boyfriend, newspaper columnist Steve Hurley, suggests that she quit and marry him, but Crystal turns him down. Various performers and backstage crew come under suspicion when a dancer is found murdered at a burlesque theatre.
Queen of Burlesque (1946) 16mm/B&W/Sound/70 min.
Director: Sam Newfield
Writers: David Lang, Arthur St. Claire (additional dialogue)
Stars: Evelyn Ankers, Carleton G. Young, Marion Martin