Diary of a Shanghai Showgirl

Diary of a Shanghai Showgirl : Raising the Red Curtain on China... Uncensored

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Diary of a Shanghai Showgirl follows the true-life story of 23-year-old American, Miss Amelia, as she takes on the Communists and beats the odds to open China's first burlesque nightclub. Based on her personal diary, she exposes the details of her astonishing story - on stage and off - as well as eye-opening insights into what it's really like to live, love, and do business in China, set against the backdrop of forbidden cabaret and nightlife at its naughtiest.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 312 pages
  • 140 x 216 x 17mm | 363g
  • Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1514605953
  • 9781514605950
  • 1,869,680

About Miss Amelia B Kallman

Originally from Fairfax, Virginia, Amelia Kallman grew up entertaining audiences on many of Washington D.C.'s most prestigious stages. She studied acting at Marymount Manhattan College, and Shakespeare at the British American Dramatics Academy. While living in the penthouse of The Chelsea Hotel with her partner, Norman Gosney, they ran an illegal speakeasy, The Blushing Diamond, before moving to Shanghai to open China's first burlesque nightclub, the award-winning Gosney & Kallman's Chinatown. Since relocating to the UK, she has lectured at Cambridge University, written a graphic novel, scripts for television, and articles for an array of online publications. She currently lives in London with her husband and dog.show more

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