Leslie Zemeckis

Leslie Zemeckis is an entertainer, author and award-winning documentarian

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Leslie Zemeckis is an entertainer, author and award-winning documentarian, specializing in early American forms of entertainment (from burlesque to the circus). With an impressive burlesque collection.

Zemeckis wrote/produced/directed the critically acclaimed documentary shown on Showtime "Behind the Burly Q" the true story of old-time burlesque. Her second film, "Bound by Flesh" about Daisy and Violet Hilton, sideshow "freaks" won many festival awards as both best documentary and best director and can be seen on Netflix. Her current film "Mabel, Mabel, Tiger Trainer," is about the world's first female tiger trainer.

Her book "Goddess of Love Incarnate; the Life of Stripteuse Lili St. Cyr" is the best-selling in-depth story of the influential burlesque dancer in Hollywood in the '30s-50s, Montreal nightclubs, and Swinging 52nd Street in New York.

Zemeckis is co-staring in the film "Welcome to Marwen" opposite Steve Carell Dec 2018.
Her latest best-seller FEUDING FAN DANCERS is about Sally Rand, Faith Bacon and the golden age of the Broadway showgirl. She extensively interviewed and researched both fan dancers ground-breaking performances, the history of the American world's fairs and early Hollywood


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