Bettie Mae Page. Bettie was born April 22nd 1923 in Nashville Tennessee. She was one of six siblings. As a teenager Page would play with make up and hairstyles with her sisters, copying their favourite celebrity looks (as many young girls today do) eventually she learnt how to sew, which came in handy when making…… Continue reading Bettie Page.
After such a long wait after buying the tickets in March, Burlesque Noir was finally here starring the one and only Roxi D’Lite! We arrived in Blackpool dressed to the nines and decided to have a pre-burly meal at Bella Italia just around the corner from the Tower Ballroom, luckily by the time we’d finished…… Continue reading Burlesque Noir 2017
I produced Silken Burlesque Varietease in Leek, Staffordshire from May 2014 to December 2015. I hope someday in the future I can revive it. It was such a lovely show to put together and everybody, performers included loved it. There was so much love and dedication piled into it and an immeasurable amount of passion…… Continue reading Producing Silken Burlesque Varietease.
Lydia Thompson. Most of us know her as the producer of the British Blondes, but there’s so much to this woman. Born in London 1838 and sister to the actress Clara Bracy, Lydia showed passion in the performing arts before she was even 14 years old. At 14 she left home and joined Corps de Ballet.…… Continue reading Lydia Thompson
Today I’d like to tell you about Josephine Baker. She’s certainly a very interesting woman, the more I found out the harder it got to put this into one blog post. Josephine was born in Missouri in June 1906 and quickly flew to the stage at age 15 after being recruited by the St Louis…… Continue reading Josephine Baker
No trip to Vegas is complete without a visit to the Burlesque Hall of Fame. On the way to Las Vegas we tried finding the original goat farm in Helendale. We looked a little bit crazy driving up and down Wild Road in the dark, but the thought we were on the same road that…… Continue reading Visiting The Burlesque Hall Of Fame
This is going to be hard for me to write, because I can literally go on forever about this subject. So here’s the plan: I’ll keep it short and sweet, but informative. I will however expand on this in future posts. Burlesque is an art form that has travelled through the ages providing comedy, sensuality,…… Continue reading A Brief History of Burlesque