Robertson had been with Chasen at the burlesque premiere and said she was “as beautiful as ever.”
A half-hour after leaving the premiere party for burlesque just past midnight on November 16, the veteran publicist was dead.
And burlesque and The Phantom of the Opera for best picture.
1660s, "derisive imitation, grotesque parody," from French burlesque (16c.), from Italian burlesco, from burla "joke, fun, mockery," possibly ultimately from Late Latin burra "trifle, nonsense," literally "flock of wool." Modern sense of "variety show featuring striptease" is American English, 1870. Originally (1857) "the sketches at the end of minstrel shows." As a verb, from 1670s.