We are thrilled to reveal the lineup for the 55TH ANNUAL BURLESQUE REUNION SHOWCASE! On June 1, 2012 World Famous *BOB* will host a once-in-a-lifetime lineup of legendary stripteasers–including venerated veterans from the ’40s onward, many of whom have shimmied their way across America (and the world’s) finest stages for the better part of the last half-century.
An ode to vintage-style striptease in all its risque glory, the Reunion Showcase has its roots in the annual gatherings of dancers held by EDL (and Burlesque Hall of Fame) founder Jennie Lee, beginning in 1957–a tradition we’re honored to uphold, in the form of a living, breathing, bump-and-grinding testament to burlesque “as it was.”
Scheduled to perform:
Bambi Jones, “The Mona Lisa Girl”
Dee Milo, “The Venus of Dance”
“The Untouchable” Ellion Ness
Gail Winds, “The Original Twister”
Haji, co-star of Faster, Pussycat! Kill! Kill!
Holly Carroll, “The Singing Queen of Burlesque”
Jean Idelle, “The Sepia Sally Rand”
Judith Stein, “That Lady Divine”
A duet by Penny Starrs Sr. & Jr.
Val Valentine, “The Queen of Hearts”
“The Insatiable” Viva La Fever
Wild Cherry, “The Firecracker of Bourbon Street”
… and featuring the 2nd Annual Burlesque Walk of Fame, emceed by Daryl the Sexquire Guy and starring Alexandra the Great 48”; April March, “The First Lady of Burlesque;” Bic Carroll, Di Alba, Eartha Quake III, Gina Bon Bon; Holiday O’Hara; Kim Summers; Tai Ping; and Velvet Ice. Special appearances by Miss Exotic World 2002 Kitten DeVille and our 2012 Legend of the Year, plus special surprise guests!