GET UP A PARTY: Mid-Century Burlesque Advertising, ed. by Bruce Simon

An eye-popping treasure trove of design delight, Get Up a Party collects mid-century newspaper display ads for Burlesque Shows from around the US, all featuring a bold graphic amalgam in which, as Simon puts it, “hand lettering, semi-hysterical ad copy and heavily screened photographs combine to stir a fevered desire to consume.” To top it off Simon includes several introductory essays, and a selection of vintage cartoons and advertising art from the “humor booklets” sold by vendors to burlesque attendees. A brilliant collection of low-brow American History. 132 full-sized pages, color covers, black and white interiors. (Hoo-Hah! Press)


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