|Lady of Burlesque|
|Directed by||William A. Wellman|
|Produced by||Hunt Stromberg|
|Written by||James Gunn|
|Based on||The G-String Murders|
by Gypsy Rose Lee
|Music by||Arthur Lange|
|Cinematography||Robert De Grasse|
|Edited by||James E. Newcom|
|Distributed by||United Artists|
|Box office||$1,850,000 gross|
Lady of Burlesque (also known as The G-String Murders and in the UK, Striptease Lady) is a 1943 American musical comedy-mystery film directed by William A. Wellman and starring Barbara Stanwyck and Michael O'Shea. It is a faithful, if sanitized, adaptation of the novel The G-String Murders written by strip tease queen Gypsy Rose Lee.
The film depicted as much as censors would allow with respect to the nature of "bumps and grinds", as well as the slapdash nature of burlesque shows.
Songs include "Take It Off the E String, Play It on the G String", sung by Stanwyck.
Iris Adrian and Barbara Stanwyck
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