Leslie Zemeckis

Leslie Zemeckis is an actress, author and award-winning documentarian. She is the co-author/creator of a one-woman cabaret show Staar wrote and produced the mockumentary film Staar: She’d Rather be a Mistress, starring Carrie Fisher, Jeffrey Tambor and Fabio. She wrote, produced and directed the critically acclaimed documentary Behind the Burly Q, the true story of old-time burlesque, based on the bestselling book of the same name. Her second book, Goddess of Love Incarnate, the story of iconic burlesque stripper Lili St. Cyr and has garnered interests in film and Broadway for adaptation. Her second film is the award-winning Bound by Flesh, about vaudeville superstars Daisy and Violet Hilton. Her third documentary, Mabel, Mabel, Tiger Trainer, about Mabel Stark, the world’s first female tiger trainer, is forthcoming through Cinema Libre Studio. Find more at lesliezemeckis.com.

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The Ultimate Game of Trust

By Leslie Zemeckis | March 23, 2018

The Ultimate Game of Trust

Leslie Zemeckis draws parallels between her discipline as a documentarian and the work of her latest subject, tiger tamer Mabel Stark.