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From Amy Wolff’s article for Photo District News:

Brooklyn, New York-based fine-art photographer Amy Touchette “used 24-hour photo sessions and exclusive access to The World Famous *BOB*s private life to produce a deep, unique and moving photographic biography of a woman pursuing dreams of glamour and fame,” Un-Gyve Press said in a statement about Touchette’s new book, “Shoot the Arrow: A Portrait of the World Famous *BOB*.” The World Famous *BOB* is well-known in the world of New York City burlesque, especially for her “over-the-top blonde bombshell image.” Touchette began the project one night after seeing her perform at the infamous club CBGB’s on Bleecker Street in Manhattan. Touchette tells “PDN” via e-mail she “had arrived late, so the only space available was by the stage wings, which was actually serendipitous because it was a very unusual way to take in a burlesque show: when the dancers faced out, I could see their expressions light up with entertainment, but when they turned away I could see their expressions fall to concentration and exhaustion. Seeing what they were up against provided this really rich, full experience that I was very drawn to.”

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