(Burlesque) St. Cyr, Lili. And Men My Fuel … : The unique autobiography of the world’s most famous exotic, her six divorces and her seven even more bizarre experiences, but more important, her hidden desires and shocking values. Chicago: Novel Books, 1965. 8vo, 126 pp.; 24 pp. b/w “photo gallery”; pages somewhat toned, orig. color pictorial wrapper with rear wrap creased, very good.
Renowned burlesque and striptease dancer Lili St. Cyr’s inventive use of exotic props and theatrical staging (e.g. making love to a parrot) were matched by an unusual amount of drama in her offstage life. In addition to her six marriages she claimed to have had 10 abortions and an affair with Marilyn Monroe.