Burlesque vs. # burlesque

By now I’m sure you’ve heard about the new movie Burlesque, which features no actual burlesque. It’s got the BQ community up in a tizzy; and understandably so – some of us have been working in this genre for a decade or longer, so when you claim to make a

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All the News That’s Fit to Strip, 11.15.10

It wasn’t easy to get Burlesque on the big screen. This $55-million movie is a big risk for its production studio, Screen Gems. In other Burlesque news, the film’s star Christina Aguilera planted her hands in the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Then later kicked off the LA premiere last night.

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Backstage at the New York Burlesque Festival

It’s been hard to keep up with this blog while keeping up with Twitter, Facebook, and Formspring, and while writing and promoting a book! One thing I used to do frequently that I miss is sharing a few recent photos I’ve taken. I hope you enjoy these shots from backstage

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2009 Lineup

Opening Night Burlesque Bash Featuring performances by: Amber Ray (NYC, NY) Anita Cookie (NYC, NY) Angela Eve Chicago, IL Annette Betty (London, UK) Bunny Pistol (SF, CA) Capital City Burlesque (Edmonton, Alberta) Clams Casino (NYC NY) Darlinda Just Darlinda (Brooklyn, NY) Fleur de Tease (New Orleans, LA) Francean Fanny (Memphis,

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Celebrating Gypsy Rose Lee, 1911-2011

“I wanted to point out how you are different from all the other strippers I have ever seen. Seeing them is something like getting a peep at a girl on a picnic. Perfectly ordinary experience. But to feel that you are seeing a princess take off her pants: That’s something

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All the News That’s Fit to Strip, 11.09.10

Katy Perry is a tease. In an article from People.com, she admits that she is a “burlesque girl” at heart and would prefer to tease, than to go completely bare. In other news… Burlesque isn’t the only striptease movie coming to theaters. A brief history of burlesque. Rachel Zoe shows

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All the News That’s Fit to Strip, 11.02.10

The men of Australia are proving that burlesque is not strictly for females. Briefs is a new take on the classic burlesque show. Read about the inspiration behind the costumes of Burlesque and star Christina Aguilera‘s style evolution. A documentary featuring Ann Corio, a classic in Striptease, will be featured

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Breast Defense: June 6, 2008

Breast Defense: Glamour Girls For Early Detection was a partnership between The Burlesque Hall of Fame and Keep A Breast, uniting top artists, performers and pinup models to raise awareness for breast cancer prevention and treatment. Casting for Breast Defense began in June 2007, during Burlesque Hall of Fame Weekend,

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2008 LINEUP

Opening Night Party Sponsored by Bachelor Pad Magazine Location: Ghost Bar, Palms Casino Resort Featuring performances by: Flame Cynders (Los Angeles, CA) Legs Malone (New York, NY) Miss Mitzy Cream (Toronto, Canada) Ophelia Flame (Minneapolis, MN) Orchid Mei (Denver, CO) Pinchbottom Burlesque (New York, NY) Scarlett Letter (Los Angeles, CA)

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