The G-String Murders

  • Title: The G-String Murders
  • Author: Gypsy Rose Lee Rachel Shteir
  • ISBN: 9781558615038
  • Page: 133
  • Format: Paperback
  • The G String Murders A mystery set in the underworld of burlesque theater The G String Murders was penned in by the legendary queen of the stripteasers the witty and wisecracking Gypsy Rose Lee Narrating a twisted t
    A mystery set in the underworld of burlesque theater, The G String Murders was penned in 1941 by the legendary queen of the stripteasers the witty and wisecracking Gypsy Rose Lee Narrating a twisted tale of a backstage double murder, Lee provides a fascinating look behind the scenes of burlesque, richly populated by the likes of strippers Lolita LaVerne and Gee Gee GrahamA mystery set in the underworld of burlesque theater, The G String Murders was penned in 1941 by the legendary queen of the stripteasers the witty and wisecracking Gypsy Rose Lee Narrating a twisted tale of a backstage double murder, Lee provides a fascinating look behind the scenes of burlesque, richly populated by the likes of strippers Lolita LaVerne and Gee Gee Graham, comic Biff Brannigan and Siggy the g string salesman This is a world where women struggle to earn a living performing bumps and grinds, have gangster boyfriends, sip beer between acts and pay their own way at dinner.Femmes Fatales restores to print the best of women s writing in the classic pulp genres of the mid 20th century From mystery to hard boiled noir to taboo lesbian romance, these rediscovered queens of pulp offer subversive perspectives on a turbulent era Enjoy the series Bedelia Bunny Lake Is Missing By Cecile The G String Murders The Girls in 3 B Laura The Man Who Loved His Wife Mother Finds a Body Now, Voyager Return to Lesbos Skyscraper Stranger on Lesbos Stella Dallas Women s Barracks.

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    1. The G-String Murders is one of those books that is eclipsed by the fame of its author, in this case the most famous strip-tease artiste of them all, Gypsy Rose Lee.For many years it was claimed that the book was ghost-written by successful mystery writer Craig Rice (a pseudonym used by Georgiana Ann Craig). It now seems to be generally accepted that in fact Gypsy Rose Lee wrote the book herself. Actually it’s fairly obvious that she did - the book is quite rough round the edges, the pacing is [...]

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    2. p 87 February HouseThis wouldn't three for anyone else but meSucker for a happy ending!!

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    3. I am a big fan of burlesque so having a novel based in a burlesque theater by a burlesque star? Fantastic! A noir/pulp novel? Woo!The book, while good, was not great. But I didn't go into it expecting it to be amazing. I went into it to be entertained. And entertained I was.The characters, while sometimes confusing if they were minor ones, interacted in a way that made me believe all of Gypsy Rose Lee's experience. They seem like a fun - if not vindictive - bunch. And while I had to question Bif [...]

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    4. I read this in the 1980s or early 1990s and was very favourably surprised by it: I'd expected it to be a bit of a grind (geddit?), a novel published solely because of the notoriety of its author, but instead found a sprightly detective tale that was lots of fun. Later I discovered that the very good mystery writer Craig Rice had "helped" Lee quite a lot with the book; although there's controversy over how much Rice actually did, anywhere from basic editorial tidying to essentially ghosting, it w [...]

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    5. I got this book because I had sounded familiar, as if I've heard it mentioned before so I decided why not try it. When I got my copy, it had an ad on the back for the film based off of it; Lady of Burlesque. Being a Stanwyck fan I had already seen the movie but had no idea it was based off a book or that it was written by Gypsy Rose Lee. I thought the movie was a bit weak and didn't expect too much from the book but I ended up really liking it. I'm glad Gypsy put herself as the main character. I [...]

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    6. A mystery supposedly written by the famous burlesque dancer Gypsey Rose. There is questions about whether perhaps it was ghost written, but it was released under her name in the early part of the 20th century. This is a part of a series of reprints put out by the Feminist Press.

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    7. If you are looking for a great mystery, this really is not it. However, it's a fun book to read and get a bit of what a burlesque theater was like back in the day.Give it a try.

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    8. When I first saw this, I assumed it was a pastiche or parody, but it was written by the legendary burlesque artiste herself, and originally published in 1941. Some people question whether Gypsy actually wrote it, but this excellent edition includes correspondence with her editor which shows her well able to g-string words together and write in a feistily entertaining style. I loved it, not so much for the murder mystery but for the depiction of the world of burlesque, which includes police raids [...]

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    9. When The G-String Murders (1941) hit the bookstore shelves, Gypsy Rose Lee, then only 28 years old, shined as the brightest start in burlesque. The book promised not only a titillating look backstage but also an exciting murder mystery.As Sherrill Tippins explains in February House (2005), =Lee decided to "write a murder mystery set in the world of burlesque. The murder weapon would be a chorus girl's G-string. She would call the book The G-String Murders. She was sure it would make a fortune an [...]

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    10. The provocative title of this burlesque novel is, I’m afraid, its most provocative part. Given that it was written in the 1940s, I suppose I shouldn’t be that surprised. The G-String Murders follows the adventures of Gypsy Rose Lee, writing about herself, imagining a fictional string of murders in the burlesque house where she does her shows. The novel’s title refers to the article of clothing used to strangle the two strip-tease artists murdered in the course of the novel. A few thoughts: [...]

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    11. Long before her life story because the quintessential Broadway musical Gypsy, Gypsy Rose Lee (AKA Rose Louise Havoc) had led a lot of life. She was on the vaudeville circuit at the age of 5, a striptease artist at the age of 15, and the reigning Queen of Burlesque by the age of 20.But Gypsy Rose Lee was also an author. In addition to penning her memoirs that would later inspire Gypsy: A Musical Fable, she used her experiences in burlesque to pen the fictional mystery The G-String Murders: The St [...]

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    12. I was very excited to discover that Gypsy Rose Lee had written a novel! It was first published in 1941 and set during the heyday of the New York burlesque scene of the 30s. It was a very enjoyable book. The writing was a little strange and inconsistent. As a whodunit it also wasn't much of a success but neither of these things are why you should be reading this book. This book is enjoyable because it's a fascinating glimpse into the burlesque scene, the raids, the theatre, acts, costumes, the ba [...]

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    13. Who knew Gypsy Rose Lee had such a caustic wit! Readers of her New Yorker articles back in the day about Mother, sister June Havoc, and their vaudeville years knew, as well as her front-row customers. None of the millennials in my office ever heard of Gypsy. I caught the very bitter end of Burlesque back around 1970 in Boston’s old Combat Zone district, sneaking in to see Chesty Morgan. But there was no band, no chorus girls, no comedians, just too many wrinkles. Now that den of iniquity is an [...]

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    14. “A mystery set in the underworld of burlesque theater, The G-String Murders was penned in 1941 by the legendary queen of the stripteasers—the witty and wisecracking Gypsy Rose Lee. Narrating a twisted tale of a backstage double murder, Lee provides a fascinating look behind the scenes of burlesque, richly populated by the likes of strippers Lolita LaVerne and Gee Gee Graham, comic Biff Brannigan and Siggy the g-string salesman. This is a world where women struggle to earn a living performing [...]

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    15. This book was a fun read. I won it at a work party and let it languish on my bookshelf. Then, when I was reading Peggy Guggenheim's memoir she mentions Gipsy Rose as a sort of scenester from back in the day (she had a few drawings in a group show in PG's gallery). My interest piqued, I decided to make it my summer vacation read. It isn't Tolstoy, but it was a worthy vacation read. The story line of these sort of b-movie americana detective stories has become fascinating to me ever since a friend [...]

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    16. This is a mixed review. The Bad: If you are looking for a good mystery/noir/pulp, or even hard boiled detective novel, but this book back on the shelf and get something from Dashiell Hammett. The strippers are a bunch of "squawking dames", there is really no heroine to speak of and quiet frankly all of the characters are vague and unlikeable. Add that to the fact that you could park a 1940's apple green Buick into the plot holes and you have yourself a book not worth reading.The Good: The book r [...]

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    17. Believe it or not, I uncovered this book at a screening of THE LADY OF BURLESQUE starring Barbara Stanwick. In the opening credits, it is stated based on a book by Gypsy Rose Lee! Well of course that peaked my curiosity and a internet search was under way! Published in 1941 and a best seller, it was part of a series of Pulp Fiction books written by Women. Unlike the movie, the book stars Gypsy herself as the lead. The book was noted for giving a look at the behind the scenes at a burlesque thea [...]

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    18. The debate rages till this day exactly how much Gypsy Rose Lee (aka Louise Hovick) contributed to this quite exasperatingly wonderful little sub edge of the 'hard-boiled noir' crime genre, set in a burlesque theater in New York. It is certainly documented through the letters to the editor in this edition (whether they be accurate or just part of a clever media campaign, as suggested here) that Hovick had help with a contributor and with the editing team but I think that, with reading 'The G-Stri [...]

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    19. I couldn't finish this book, and had to take it back to the library, so I sort of abandoned it. It's full of verve and atmosphere, and the glimpses of backstage burlesque are wonderful. But as a crime novel it was just too confusing, and I really was scratching my head a lot trying to figure out where it was all going. I suppose I'll try again for historical reasons -- Gypsy is awesome, and it's worth tryna finish her book, I guess. But it didn't grab me the way I thought it would based on readi [...]

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    20. This surprisingly funny and suspenseful murder mystery was written by the most famous burlesque dancer and proves Gypsy was smart as well as pretty. Too bad she didn't write more! Life in the sex industry hasn't changed much since the 1920s and I love how Gypsy gives the reader both a murder mystery and a peek backstage into all the nuances of working in burlesque. Characters are well-defined albeit a bit flat due to the fast paced plot but I found myself laughing several times at the intricacie [...]

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    21. Boy even after all these years the con is still on. This book was not written by Gypsy Rose Lee it was written by Craig Rice. Later paperback editions even listed the writer as Craig Rice after they thought the cat was out of the bag. The Catalog of Crime by Hartwig and Tayor list it as by Rice so does the Bibliography of Crime. Seems unbelieveable to me that a modern publisher would issue it as by Lee without doing a least a little homework. Almost any collector of the period would have told th [...]

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    22. I found this in a used bookstore in Boston & bought it for the promising combination of author & title. It was a great decision -- the only word for this book is "delightful". The mystery here isn't as important as the humor & the backstage detail. It's full of passages like: "He handed me the contract. It was a blurred carbon copy, the salary the blurriest part of all, but I signed it. Twenty weeks is twenty weeks, and it sounded like a chance to get my laundry out of hock." If you' [...]

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    23. This is not so much a murder mystery as a semi-autobiographical view into a personality's life and then there just happens to be a murder while the writer is describing her life and what goes on therein. The actual detective work in the story happens with another character and off screen. The book was interesting as a look behind the scenes in a theater but is definitely not any kind of standard mystery where you could easily uncover and muse about clues along with the protagonist. It was also a [...]

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    24. "*** I received this book for free through First Reads ***** The Giveaway was Listed By Cary *** I received my copy on Fri Nov 9, 2012 *THANK YOU FIRST READS AND Cary! "An interesting story. Very nostalgic which makes it difficult to visualize in some aspects. For the most part characters are left up to your imagination as far as visualizing them which can be positive since you can decide what they look like to you. If you are not familiar with Burlesque it will be difficult to understand many [...]

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    25. Believe it or not, I first read this book when I was 11 years old and it remains on of my favorite quilty pleasures Not because the mystery is great, although I love it and it scares me. The book is populated with realistic, three dimensional characters who have colorful past and present lives. It opens a window to a world Gypsy Rose Lee was was well acquainted with and she portrayed it beautifully on paper. It is a detail filled blast from the past. I know this will not be the last time I read [...]

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    26. Someone is murdering strippers with their own G-strings! Gypsy Rose Lee, author, stripper, and amateur detective is on the case, mostly to try to keep from being murdered herself. The cast of characters are also the cast of the theatre, as well as other employees, and they are quite the colorful bunch! I did have a hard time remembering who everyone was at the beginning, but soon caught on. The language and ambiance of the setting were evocative; I felt quite immersed. The mystery kept me guessi [...]

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    27. Controversy abounds concerning the authorship of this book. Was it ghostwritten by Craig Rice or did Gypsy Rose Lee bash it out herself?My money is on Rice, it feels like a Craig Rice book. Lots of characters, humour, cross talk, wisecracks and a mystery that sometimes drops in importance behind all the aforementioned things.Whoever wrote it though it's a pleasing way to while away a few hours. A little light murder to pass the time between those great serious tomes you've been meaning to read.

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    28. Saw a short biography of Gypsy Rose Lee on the television show "Sunday Morning" in which it was disclosed that she wrote a mystery. Sooo I decided to seek it out. She made herself a character in the book, but she assigned some of her signature moves and remarks to other characters, and not to herself. Interesting burlesque background/history and realistic dressing room dialogue. Otherwise pretty light reading.I can say I read it, and would only recommend it to the likewise curious reader.

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    29. I was honestly quite disappointed with how bad this book ended up being. I expected much more than there was, the storyline was incredibly slow moving, and the writing was a little botchy. Some places were hard to follow while others just didn't make sense all together. And despite it being a "murder, mystery" with this supposedly smart girl that's suppose to solve said murders (that don't seem to happen until the deep middle of the book) she has this dare I say idiot way about her that just add [...]

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    30. This wasn't the best writing in the world and the book was FULL of typos which was very distracting. It was fun to read a book by Gypsy Rose Lee, as I always loved the movie with Natalie Wood from way back when. If you are looking for a tight and sound mystery, skip this one. If you want to have a little fun and see inside the world of burlesque, go for it. It can easily be read in 1/2 a day.

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