Revealing Images: Gigi La Femme

In Revealing Images, photographer Don Spiro dishes up sweet photographic treats and the stories behind them. Today, Don aims his lens at Gigi La Femme. Gigi La Femme recently posed for a series I’ve been working on using vintage 4 x 5 cameras and black and white Polaroid film, which

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The Candy Gram: Sydni Deveraux

In our ongoing Q&A series –“The Candy Gram“– we ask the same quirky questions of burlesque’s various performers. If you want to be added to the mix, drop us a line at kellydinardo AT gmail DOT com. Today, say hello to Sydni Devaraux. What is your hometown? Seattle, Washington How

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Revealing Images: Selene Luna

In Revealing Images, photographer Don Spiro dishes up sweet photographic treats and the stories behind them. Today, Don aims his lens at Selene Luna, currently of the Margaret Cho Show. One of my favorite shots I’ve done was of Selena Luna for Augusta’s Velvet Hammer documentary. Augusta directed her as

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The Candy Gram: Stormy Leigh

In our ongoing Q&A series –“The Candy Gram“– we ask the same quirky questions of burlesque’s various performers. If you want to be added to the mix, drop us a line at kellydinardo AT gmail DOT com. Today, say hello to Tucson’s Stormy Leigh. What is your hometown? Tucson, Arizona.

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Behind The Garter Belt: Immodesty Blaize

I’m not alone when I say I’ve been dazzled by the sublime opulence that are the costumes of international showgirl, Immodesty Blaize. Throwing out my usual questions for Behind The Garter Belt, I was honoured to be privy to Immodesty’s sketches for some of her signature show’s costumes and you,

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Of Overplay and Cabaret

Oops, I did it again… So, not too long ago, in the middle of a very enjoyable show, I immediately turned around and walked out of the room. I had a spontaneous knee-jerk reaction: I heard the first few strands of Hey Big Spender wafting over the speakers – and

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A Quickie with Melody Sweets

Melody Sweets is one of the sweetest people in burlesque, and that’s saying something! I’ve known her since the days when I hung out with The Toilet Boys (I appear in their videos for “Future is Now” and “Another Day in the Life”) at Squeezebox, and used to watch her

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Behind The Garter Belt: Scarlett James

Scarlett James, the Countess of Burlesque is the founder and executive producer of The Montreal Burlesque Festival Sept.23rd to 25th Coming up you can also view her in all her splendour’s glory July 23rd for the Toronto Burlesque Festival. What is the importance of costuming to the burlesque performance.? Do

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Pillow

By the time she won Miss Exotic World in 1995 Pillow had been combining elements of classic striptease with a unique modern twist for nearly two decades while simultaneously becoming a champion bodybuilder. Pillow began her burlesque career in 1976 in the standard sort of go-go clubs that featured bikini

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