Education in a New Society: Renewing the Sociology of Education eE was truly to use two overused phrasesmpowering and her reclaiming her sexuality Because up to her age of consent she was anything BUT mpowered and veryone BUT her claimed and took and used her body sexually To Candy Barr stripping and dancing onstage was LIBERATION her way of taking back her body and taking control of her
BODY AND HER SEXUALITY IN WAYS SHE COULDN T and her sexuality in ways she couldn t she was caught in the capture all those years before and I suspect in ways that people who toss around all those bullshit phrases about porn The Baby Swap Miracle empowerment demeaningxploitation rape culture taking back your body tc could never REALLY understandJuanita Slusher was a prostitute she said later Juanita Dabbs her first married name was a prostitute Juanita Phillips her second married name was a prostitute All those Juanitas probably turned 4000 tricks a year But Candy Barr was a dancer an ntertainer a star Candy Barr was the very ssence of myselfFascinating gripping reading and it s giving me a lot of great ideas for my novel and my characters Ted Schwarz is not an author he is a seasoned authorcoauthorghostwriter 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
that don t need any sexing up and generally reads like a 12 year old book report Candy Barr The Small Town Texas Runaway Who Became a Darling of the Mob and the ueen of Las Vegas Burlesue 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 burlesue it s about cruelty the institutionalized rape of a child and the "s not about burlesue it s about cruelty the institutionalized rape of a child and the degradation reuired 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 burlesue dancer is boring and simply filler This reader assumes that the authors have over hyped the subject s passing acuaintances with notorious public figures into high drama for the purpose of padding a thin manuscript into this biography which ven came with a salacious title My rating 6510 finished 912010. S an appearance in a crude 20 minute stag film and unlikely role in the investigation into the assassination of John F Kennedy Based on over 100 hours of xclusive 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 xploit ,
things that don t need any sexing up and generally reads like a 12 year old
This is not a light read Tragic and heavy but interesting I tried to read this but the story was just really getting to me Too but interesting I tried to read this but the story was just really getting to me Too 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 The reviews I ve read of this book are kind of harsh if not stupid Just as an aside finding a book s subject matter upsetting is not reason to give it
a review Excommunication: Three Inquiries in Media and Mediation especially if you neverven FINISHED READING IT But Ireview Gender Justice especially if you neverven FINISHED READING IT But I I do find it technically to be a little sloppy in spotsButI got this book as research for the novel I m working on about a former porn star but also because I find Barr s story fascinatingTalk about a book that gives you an insight into true rape culture or Generations and Collective Memory exploitation of women I put those two terms in uotation marks because they get tossed around like the people who use them know what they really mean The implication of their use is that in 2014 a woman doing porn or a man looking at it are necessarily contributing to a rape culture orxploitation of womenBut back in 40s 50s Texas if we are to believe this biography there really LITERALLY was a culture of xploitation and rape xemplified by what the author calls the capture where a young girl usually in her teens would get kidnapped and forced into prostitution And that s what happened to Juanita Slusher Candy s real nameThe rape culture in 40s 50s 60s Texas was a criminal operation in which kidnapped women were forced into prostitution and kept there until they From Notes to Narrative either died or were for lack of a better way of putting it used up They were kept there by force Juanita for instance was picked up hitchhiking at age 15 and forced into it Even BEFORE Juanita was captured though as a child she was serially sexually abused by relatives and close acuaintances of the family Her story is doubly horrificven though it Guitar Makers: The Endurance of Artisanal Values in North America ended with herscaping the capture and becoming a celebrityThe worst thing about the capture was that it truly was rape culture The law ignored the problem and in fact was part of it Women were considered subservient to men the prostitutes therefore didn t matter and in many cases the police not only turned the other way but God's Choice: The Total World of a Fundamentalist Christian School essentially protected the pimps and the johns so that they could continue toxploit these womenOne big reason Many of the men who freuente. Born Juanita Slusher in Edna Texas in 1935 the ntertainer who became Candy Barr was perhaps the last great dancer in burlesue a stripper who insisted on live improvisational music and who at one time commanded 2000 a week in 1950s Las Vegas But as Juanita she had started life as a prematurely well developed thir. D these prostitutes went on to prominent positions in the community in business
Or Government A Prostitutegovernment A prostitute was considered xpendable compared to the reputation of the man who freuented herJuanita nded up married to two of the men who controlled her in the capture but somehow scaped the fate of a lot of these women and through a series of breaks became a dancer who took on the
STAGE NAME CANDY BARR LEAVING PROSTITUTIONname Candy Barr leaving prostitution the capture behind Candy became perhaps the best known stripper of her time performing not only at clubs and parties in Dallas but ventually as a showgirl in Las VegasOh and Candy had a bookAccording to Joe Ash a former Dallas judge and one of the few public officials who was willing to talk and be identified by name in the book the book wasan address book of all the who s who in Dallas full rumor had it of the names of men who had known Candy back when she was turning tricks as JuanitaEveryone looked for that book Ash said And I can remember some old newspaper stories saying that that book was going to surface or somebody had that book which would have been trouble so of course as these men rose in prominence in the Dallas community and gained financial and political power they wanted to get Candy s happy ass out of circulation said Ash They were becoming federal judges and people like that and they couldn t have their names known Developers builders city planners tc Candy Barr wasn t putting a bite on them They were scared A minister would be ridden out of town on a rail if he messed around No one Schwarz writes dared get caught in Candy Barr s address bookThe actual book was apparently just a list of first names and phone numbers that Candy used to book private dance appearances at parties But the THREAT of the book meant that Juanita was harrassed by the police busted for vagrancy and other charges and Foraging for Survival eventually sent to jail for possession of an ounce of marijuana serving three years of a 12 year sentenceFrom this biography I got the impression that Candy was someone who took her clothes off onstage not because she was anxhibitionist or because she was forced into it but because maybe it gave her a little bit of a feeling of control over her body in other words by being a stripper she actually was NOT being Fragments exploited any longer After all she d been through what she was doing onstag. Teen year old runaway victimized by a Dallas ritual known as the capture thatnslaved her into prostitution for a time turning over 4000 tricks a year before she was able to scape A lover of Mickey Cohen's and friend to Jack Ruby Barr's tumultuous life included a period of imprisonment on trumped up drug charge. .