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.

In other news…

Tempest Storm is still dancing.

Dita Von Teese doesn’t mind being called a stripper.

Wonderwall counts down famous striptease moments.

–Maryam, The Candy Pitch, 11.15.10

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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 at the New York Burlesque Festival this past weekend!
Amber Ray Backstage at the New York Burlesque Festival 2010
Amber Ray

Miss Indigo Blue  Backstage at the New York Burlesque Festival 2010
Miss Indigo Blue

World Famous BOB  Backstage at the New York Burlesque Festival 2010
World Famous *BOB*

Jo Weldon, originally posted October 06, 2010 in

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Featured Video: BHoF Weekend 2009

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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, TN)
Lola van Ella (St. Louis, MO)
Manchego (NYC, NY)
Mariel a la Mode (SF, CA)
Midnite Martini (Denver, CO)
Mimi First (Chicago, IL)
Nasty Canasta (NYC, NY)
Pepper Potemkin (Stockholm, Sweden)
Miss Polly Rae (London, UK)
Polly Wood (Seattle, WA)
Ruby Valentine (NYC, NY)
Scarlet O’Gasm (NYC, NY)
Siren Stiletto (London, UK)
Miss Vicky Butterfly (London, UK)
Violet Eva (Tokyo, Japan)
Wild Card Kitty (Edinburgh, Scotland)

52nd Annual Striptease Reunion Showcase

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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 else again.”
Critic Carl Van Doren to Gypsy Rose Lee

America in the Roaring Twenties: Money flowed fast and free. Speakeasies beckoned beyond dimly lit doorways. Vaudeville was king. Talking pictures were only a distant flicker. But then, almost overnight, the Great Depression leveled everything. When the dust settled, Americans were primed for a star who could distract them from the grim new reality and excite them in different, unexpected ways. Enter Gypsy Rose Lee, a strutting, bawdy, erudite “ecdysiast” who po...

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