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Footnotes To "The Stripper as Sexual Ideal"

Footnotes

to "The Stripper as Sexual Ideal"

1. Elsom, xiv.

2. Warren Jamison, "Dear Abby," San Francisco Chronicle 12 Mar. 1990:F 10.

3. "Misty," 185-6. 4. Susan Brownmiller, Femininity (New York:Fawcett, 1984) 41.

5. Daphina Ayalah and Issac Weinstock, Breasts: Women Speak About Their Breasts andTheir Lives (New York: Summit, 1979) 75.

6. Blaze Starr and Huey Perry, Blaze Starr; My Life as Told to Huey Perry (NewYork: Simon and Schuster, 1974) 210-11.

7. Tempest Storm and Bill Boyd, Tempest Storm: The Lady is a Vamp (Atlanta:Peachtree, 1987) 99-100.

8. Tom Wolfe, The Pump House Gang (New York: Bantam, 1968) 70.

9

. Gilbert Seldes, "Sugar and Spice and Not so Nice," EsquireJan. 1934: 120.

10. John Hays, "Playboy Forum," Playboy Feb. 1980: 55.

11. Anonymous, "Playboy Forum," Playboy Feb. 1980: 55.

12. Gorer, 43.

13. Gorer, 48.

14. Minsky, 97.

15. Zeidman, 152.

16. Zeidman, 155-6.

17. "Misty", 119.

18. Jerome Gary, dir. and Charles Gaines, writer,Stripper, (documentary film), 1986.@160x120.jpg Footnotes9http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0090092/

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Gary.

20.Gary.

21. Georg Mehlis, "The Aesthetic Problem of Distance" in Suzanne K. Langer,ed, Reflections on Art (Baltimore: Johns Hopkins, 1958) 88.

22. Erving Goffman, The Presentation of Self in Everyday Life (Garden City:Doubleday, 1959) 17.

23. Robert Ezra Park, Race and Culture (Glencoe, Ill: The Free Press, 1950) 249.

24. Goffman, Self 32-3.

25. James K. Skipper Jr. and Charles H. McCaghy, "Stripteasing: a Sex OrientedOccupation," Studies in the Sociology of Sex, ed. James M. Henslin (New York:Meredith, 1971) 278-9.

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. Carey, Peterson and Sharpe include the following table in"Recruitment," (16).

Mean Body Measurements

Height Weight Bust Waist Hips

Go-go Girls 5'5" 122 34.6 24 35.3 (N = 35)

College Girls 5'3.6" 118.8 32.3 24 34.6 (N = 97)

Strippers 5'7" 130 38 25 38.25 (N = 35)

Playboy Playmates 5'5" 117 36.25 22 35.50 (N = 179)

Average Women 5'4" 126.2 34 25.8 36.9 (N = 355)

Data on Strippers, Playmates and Average women is from Skipper and McCaghy

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. Sandra Harley Carey, Robert A. Peterson and Louis K. Sharpe,"A Study of Recruitment and Socialization into Two Deviant Female Occupations," SociologicalSymposium v 11, Spr 1974: 18-22.

28. Kenneth Clark, The Nude: A Study in Ideal Form (Garden City: Doubleday,1956) 23-5.

29. Clark, 29.

30. Lauri Lewin, Naked is the Best Disguise: My Life as a Stripper (New York:Morrow, 1984) 56-7.

31. Starr, 90.

32. "Misty," 119.

33. Clark, 25.

34. Advertisement, The San Francisco Chronicle 5 Apr. 1990: E-5.

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. Tom Wolfe, "The Put Together Girl," The PumphouseGang (New York: Bantam, 1968) 66-7.

36. Alexander, 43-4.

37. Corio, 74.

38. Starr, 98.

39. Starr, 108.

40. Starr, 107.

41. Starr, 108-9.

42. Ayalah, 77.

43. Eric Lee Preminger, Gypsy and Me (Boston: Little, Brown & Co., 1984) 66.

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. Corio, 78.

45. Roswell Angier, "...A Kind of Life." Conversations in the Combat Zone (Danbury:Addison 1973) 48.

46. Kelly O'Brian, "My Short-Lived Career as a Stripper" in CosmopolitanSept. 1987, v. 203: 202-4.

47. O'Brian, 204.

48. Ayalah, 72.

49. Ayalah, 87.

50. Ayalah, 87.

51. Charles H. McCaghy and James K. Skipper, Jr., "Lesbian Behavior as anAdaptation to the Occupation of Stripping," Deviant Behavior: Occupational andOrganizational Bases (Chicago: Rand McNally, 1974) 158.

52

. McCaghy, "Lesbian," 159.

53. Miller, 167.

54. Gary.

55. Ann Rampling, [Anne Rice], Exit to Eden (New York: Arbor House 1985) 268-71.

56. "The Women of Mitchell Brothers" People are Talking (SanFrancisco: KPIX Broadcasting, 1990) [Television Talk Show]

57. "Mitchell Brothers."

58. The future of the Mitchell Brothers Theatre is presently in jeopardy since thetragic slaying of Artie Mitchell by his brother Jim in February 1991. For an account ofthe background of the shooting read Steve Chapple's "Behind the White Door" in PremiereJuly 1991, 70-6. For more on the Mitchells and their theatre see Burning Desires: Sexin America listed in the bibliography.

59. Laura Fraser, "Nasty Girls" Mother Jones Feb. 1990, 34.

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