Synopsis: It's like dreaming with your eyes open! The guys at the office keep sneaking over to the DREAM FOLLIES at the local burlesque theater and peeking in at all the sexy strippers when - Wait! Who's that? Why it's none other than Lenny Bruce, unbilled in his first screen appearance (a year before Dance Hall Racket), doing the kind of burly-q shtick he'd soon abandon as he developed into the most controversial and influential comedian of the 1950s. Aiding and abetting Lenny are his wacky real-life mother Sally Marr (Lenny throws spaghetti in her face); strip star Deenah Prince; Stacy Farrell as a striptease secretary; and director Phil Tucker, forever immortalized as the man who made Robot Monster! Wow.
Plus: The Dream Theme continues with Miss Justa Dream, "Burlesque's New and Brightest Star," and her DREAMLAND CAPERS. Along for the bump and grind are Valetta ("The Toast of Two Continents"), Venus ("The Body"), and Satalyte (who makes them orbit in front of our eyes). There's also rodeo-queen Dot Hackley, crazy contortionist Jacqueline Hurley, and a guy who makes music from bottles of booze. Yow. If this is a dream, you won't want to wake up!
Country of Origin: United States of America
Production Year: 1958
Dream Follies / Dreamland Capers - DVD - $9.98
- Release Date: Feb 20th, 2007
- Catalog Number: ID3598SWDVD
- UPC: 0014381359824
- Rating: Not Rated
- Run Time: 136
- Color Format: Black & White
- Audio: Dolby Digital 1.0 L/R
- Language: English
- 16:9: No
- Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
- Number of Discs: 1
- Closed Captions: No
- Special Features:
Lenny Bruce's Cartoon: "Thank You Mask Man"
Bonus Short: "Dance Hall Racket"
Gallery of Burlesque Exploitation Art
Total Running Time: Over 3 1/2 Hours of Bruce & Burlesque!
"Dance Hall Racket" Publicity Stills
Burlesque Ballyhoo and Exploitation Art