Dirty’s Ditty

Did you know Dirty Martini can sing too?

The burly queen partnered with the Baron of Weird for Naked Time, which you can listen to here.

And don’t miss them performing at Vandam in NYC tomorrow night!

–Kelly DiNardo, The Candy Pitch, 12.18.10


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2010 Winners

Congratulations (and deep thanks) to all who came out for this year’s competition–including our judges, who had the unenviable task of determining who went home with a title and trophy. As always, everyone who graced the BHoF stage truly “brought it,” including the following acts, each of whom earned their titles the hard way: in front of an international audience of fellow entertainers and rabid BQ enthusiasts.

Miss Exotic World 2010, The Reigning Queen of Burlesque: Roxi Dlite (Windsor, ON)
First Runner-Up: Kristina Nekyia (San Francisco, CA)
Second Runner-Up: Nasty Canasta (New York City, NY)

Best Debut: MsTickle (New York City, NY)
Best Group: The Chicago Starlets (Chicago, IL)
Best Boylesque: The Evil Hate Monkey (Baltimore, MD)
Best Variety: Lola Martinet and Tila von Twirl (Chi...

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Featured Blog: Burlesque Innovation Guild

trixie littleThe brainchild of veteran performer Trixie Little–known to many as the “human half” of the award-winning acrobatic burlesque superduo, Trixie Little and the Evil Hate MonkeyThe Burlesque Innovation Guild (BIG) honors pioneering artists in neo-burlesque with awards and articles that highlight particularly innovative, surprising, clever, ambitious and ridiculous evolutions in our art form.

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Pretty Things to Be Released in Paperback!

Full disclosure: My publisher, HarperCollins, is also Liz Goldwyn‘s publisher, as well as Dita Von Teese’s. HarperCollins KNOWS burlesque! But I bought Liz’s book before I ever had a book contract, and it is spectacular. It is one of the most amazing books you’ll find on the subject of mid-20th century burlesque striptease.

If you are a burlesque fan and you haven’t gotten this book, you are missing out. If you know a burlesque fan, get it for them for Christmas. The memorabilia and stories will fascinate anyone, whether or not they are a fan of burlesque, with their display of artistry and charm and human interest.

You also don’t want to miss her documentary film, Pretty Things, featuring astonishing and entertaining interviews with the great Zorita and my dear departed friend (w...

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All the News That’s Fit to Strip, 12.06.10

Dita Von Teese would rather be a “racy” burlesque dancer than star in her own sex tape.

She said: “When they go to the movies, people want to see a little nudity. With burlesque, I show what I want to show. It’s not related to my real sex life at all. It’s like make-up, body make-up, spotlights, rhinestones, feathers. It’s sensual, but nothing close to the real sex. And meanwhile, I’m considered racy. But I’m in control as a woman. Is it when you’re out of control, and your sex tape comes out, and you’re like ‘Whoa, whoa, I didn’t mean it, I’m apologising’ [that you’re accepted]? I think maybe because I am giving it to people in a way, and I’m not apologising, there’s this whole thing.”

In other news …

According to the L.A. Times Stanley Tucci is the best part of Burlesque.

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