BookReview: Crazy about Lili

by Hugh

Crazy about Lili

Book by William Weintraub


A light fluffy fantasy about a young McGill student and would-be writer in late-1940s Montreal, who strikes up a friendship and potential romance with the infamous Lili L’Amour, the great Texas-born, Montreal striptease artiste.

L’Amour is based on Lili St. Cyr, the burlesque icon, and many other real-life characters and locales are weaved into the tale, by Weintraub, writer of the fine exploration of Montreal’s seamier history, City Unique.

Good fun, especially worthwhile for the historical details of the underside of Montreal’s night clubs and characters in the 1940s.

My rating: 2 stars
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