May 14, 2018
MONDAY IS WASH AND UN-WEAR DAY on BETA MAX TV!!
Beta Max TV brings a peel (or two or three or four) back to Monday as we add a brand new category – Exploitation – to our roster of variety, with the spotlight (and footlights) on the art of undress!
Our main feature for the day is based on the novel “The G-String Murders” by none other than Gypsy Rose Lee – it’s LADY OF BURLESQUE from 1943! Directed by William Wellman (Oscar’s first award-winning director), this comedy/thriller stars Barbara Stanwyck (a former Ziegfeld girl) as super-spunky Dixie Daisy, leading lady at a former opera house-turned-burlesque palace, where her showmates are getting bumped off (without the grind) by a mystery killer!
Included in the mix is HOW TO UNDRESS IN FRONT OF YOUR HUSBAND, a comedy short from 1937 directed by exploitation guru Dwain Esper. No real plot – just a Peeping Tom watching a couple of dames getting into the altogether in their own way with the whole enterprise being passed off as educational!
Finally, two fabulous headliners from the golden age of burlesque show it all off in STRIPTEASE REVEALED! This short from 1950, directed by the notorious Irving Klaw, presents routines from Lili St. Cyr and Tempest Storm in vibrant and vibrating color!
So join us today as Beta Max TV continues expanding its offerings with new and different categories! There’s a whole lotta shakin’ goin’ on!!