Diary of a Shanghai Showgirl
Meet Miss Amelia, a 23-year-old American showgirl-next-door, who moves to Shanghai in pursuit of a dream: Opening China’s first burlesque and cabaret nightclub.
Diary of a Shanghai Showgirl is the true, heart-warming story of Miss Amelia’s professional- and personal- life as she says goodbye to her home in New York’s famous Chelsea Hotel, to capitalize on the world’s fastest growing market: China. Offering insight into what it’s really like to live and work in China as a foreigner, nightclub owner, and Shanghai Showgirl, this humorous– yet deeply personal- adventure is set against the backdrop of forbidden cabaret and nightlife at its naughtiest!
Follow Miss Amelia as she tells her real-life story of opening Chinatown and beating the odds to become one of the hottest nightspot destinations in the world. With fame and success comes problems for the foreigners, from local jealousy to government spies, escalating to a night spent in jail and then…
Diary of a Shanghai Showgirl is a story unlike any that has ever been told before!
Amelia Kallman is originally from Fairfax, Virginia. She grew up entertaining audiences on many of Washington D.C.’s most prestigious stages, spent summers interning at The House of Representatives, and was an award-winning, junior theatre critic for The Washington Post. She earned a Bachelor of Arts degree at Marymount Manhattan College. In 2004, she met her partner/husband, Norman Gosney, at a party at his rooftop apartment at the Chelsea Hotel. Together they operated an illegal speakeasy on the 10th floor of an office building, producing live spectaculars in their intimate bi...
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