Blu-ray Release: Peek-A-Boo / “B” Girl Rhapsody

Blu-ray Release Date: Aug. 24, 2021
Price: Blu-ray $19.98
Studio: Kino Lorber

From the era of pasties and a g-string come a bevy of burlesque beauties performing their signature striptease acts, accompanied by a raucous gang of hairy-armed, baggy-pants comedians, testing the boundaries of what was morally permissible on the midcentury movie screen.

Peek-a-Boo (1953)

Both Peek-a-Boo (1953) and “B” Girl Rhapsody (1952) are directed by burlesque impresario Lillian Hunt, who shot the film in a style that preserves the theatrical experience, never allowing the viewer to cross the footlights, never affording the audience too close a view. The results are two time capsules that offer priceless front-row views of old-school bump and grind (shot on location at the New Follies Theater in Los Angeles), a treat for nostalgic octogenarians and millennial New Burlesque fans alike.

Special Features:
-Audio commentary for Peek-A-Boo by Eric Schaefer, author of Bold! Daring! Shocking! True!: A History of Exploitation Films 1919-1959
-Audio commentary for “B” Girl Rhapsody by Alexandra Heller-Nicholas
-Theatrical trailers

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About Laurence

Founder and editor Laurence Lerman saw Alfred Hitchcock’s North by Northwest when he was 13 years old and that’s all it took. He has been writing about film and video for more than a quarter of a century for magazines, anthologies, websites and most recently, Video Business magazine, where he served as the Reviews Editor for 15 years.