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This is not a light read Tragic and heavy but interesting. [[ Free ]] ↞ Candy Barr: The Small-Town Texas Runaway Who Became a Darling of the Mob and the Queen of Las Vegas Burlesque ⇰ Born Juanita Slusher in Edna, Texas, in , the entertainer who became Candy Barr was perhaps the last great dancer in burlesque, a stripper who insisted on live, improvisational music and who at one time commanded , a week in s Las Vegas But as Juanita she had started life as a prematurely well developed thirteen year old runaway victimized by a Dallas ritual known as the capture that enslaved her into prostitution, for a time turning over , tricks a year before she was able to escape A lover of Mickey Cohen s and friend to Jack Ruby, Barr s tumultuous life included a period of imprisonment on trumped up drug charges, an appearance in a crude,minute stag film, and unlikely role in the investigation into the assassination of John F Kennedy Based on overhours of exclusive interviews with Barr, this book is not just the story of Juanita and Candy, but also paints an unflattering picture of all those who sought to exploit her Candy Barr The Small Town Texas Runaway Who Became a Darling of the Mob and the Queen of Las Vegas Burlesque by Ted Schwarz Taylor Trade Publishing 2008 Biography In a nutshell, a small town Texas girl is abused on all sides as a kid She was a gorgeous girl and was born into a family nest of perverts and imbeciles in small town Texas in the 1930 s The first half of the book is fairly shocking it s not about burlesque, it s about cruelty, the institutionalized rape of a child, and the Candy Barr The Small Town Texas Runaway Who Became a Darling of the Mob and the Queen of Las Vegas Burlesque by Ted Schwarz Taylor Trade Publishing 2008 Biography In a nutshell, a small town Texas girl is abused on all sides as a kid She was a gorgeous girl and was born into a family nest of perverts and imbeciles in small town Texas in the 1930 s The first half of the book is fairly shocking it s not about burlesque, it s about cruelty, the institutionalized rape of a child, and the subjugation degradation required to break an individual s will in preparation for being turned out into a life of prostitution The second half of the story, in which the protagonist rises to the glamourous life of stripper burlesque dancer, is boring and simply filler This reader assumes that the authors have over hyped the subject s passing acquaintances with notorious public figures into high drama for the purpose of padding a thin manuscript into this biography which even came with a salacious title My rating 6.5 10, finished 9 1 2010 Ted Schwarz is not an author he is a seasoned author coauthor ghostwriter a producer of book product This story would make a great documentary or film It s hard to tell what kind of novel it would make This book sensationalizes things that don t need any sexing up and generally reads like a 12 year old s book report. I tried to read this, but the story was just really getting to me Too many bad things happened with no hope of any type of salvation for the authornot uplifting at all I know it was true, but it just made me too sad to finish it.