Leslie Zemeckis Brings Old Hollywood Back for BOOBS, BOOKS & BURLESQUE

Leslie Zemeckis Brings Old Hollywood Back for BOOBS, BOOKS & BURLESQUEIt was standing room only Tuesday night as hundreds gathered at The Culver Hotel to meet author and filmmaker Leslie Zemeckis for a unique evening of book signing and burlesque. Zemeckis stunned in a silhouette Christopher Kane dress and custom-made KOKIN headpiece as she signed copies of her latest book, "Goddess of Love Incarnate: The Life of Stripteuse Lili St. Cyr," a biography of history's most celebrated burlesque artist.

The swinging sounds of Sylvia & The Rhythm Boys provided the perfect ambiance, as guests indulged in the hotel's delectable hors d'oeuvres, and signature "Exotic Lili" drinks, courtesy of Eppa SupraFruta Sangria. The award-winning burlesque artists April Showers and Maxi Millions rounded out the evening with sizzling performances filled with bumping, grinding and clothes a-flying.

Christopher Lloyd and Kelsey Grammer were among the stars who came out to support Zemeckis and the event's beneficiary, Dr. Susan Love Research Foundation.

Special thanks to Los Angeles magazine, Eppa SupraFruta Sangria and The Culver Hotel.

Zemeckis spent over five years extensively researching St. Cyr's extraordinary life which included torrid romances and six marriages. St. Cyr brought elegance to the burlesque stage, mesmerizing audiences with her sensual dancing, role-playing and signature onstage bubble bath. "Goddess of Love Incarnate" (Counterpoint, October 2015) is packed with hundreds of stunning and original photographs, many from St. Cyr's personal collection. Zemeckis brings St. Cyr back to life with her provocative and powerful prose, restoring the burlesque star to her rightful place in the spotlight, but more importantly, into the heart of American history. www.lesliezemeckis.com/goddess

Dr. Susan Love Research Foundation is dedicated to achieving a future without breast cancer by performing and facilitating innovative and collaborative research, translating science to engage the public as informed partners, and inspiring novel research. Their mission is to find the cause of breast cancer in order to prevent and ultimately end this disease. www.drsusanloveresearch.org

Founded in 1924 by Harry Culver, the landmark hotel is famous for being owned by Charlie Chaplin--who later lost it in a poker game to John Wayne--and for hosting much of the cast of Gone with the Wind and The Wizard of Oz. The hotel was voted Most Romantic Boutique Hotel in California and Top Ten in the Nation in 2015 by the readers of USA TODAY. www.culverhotel.com


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