Editor-in-Chief of 21st Century Burlesque Magazine, Holli Mae Johnson (centre) with (clockwise from bottom centre) Beau Rocks, Kitty Bang Bang, Betsy Rose, Vicky Butterfly, Lady May, Polly Rae, Dinah Might and Bettsie Bon Bon. © Tigz Rice 2017.
Editor-in-Chief of 21st Century Burlesque Magazine, Holli Mae Johnson (centre) with (clockwise from bottom centre) Beau Rocks, Kitty Bang Bang, Betsy Rose, Vicky Butterfly, Lady May, Polly Rae, Dinah Might and Bettsie Bon Bon. © Tigz Rice 2017.

21st Century Burlesque Magazine

– Respected and pioneering international burlesque and variety publication, active for 11 years.

– Owned and edited by Holli Mae Johnson.

– Popular annual poll, The Burlesque TOP 50.

 

A short history of 21st Century Burlesque Magazine…

The publication that would become known and respected worldwide as 21st Century Burlesque Magazine was conceived at the pioneering burlesque spectacular Tease-O-Rama in San Fransisco, 2007, by a young journalist from London, UK.

The magazine played a key role in uniting burlesque performers and enthusiasts from all over the world and provided a platform to share knowledge, images and ideas, before social media took hold.  A vibrant hub of documentation that told stories, connected communities; a big, sparkly ‘show and tell’.

 

 

The magazine began as a series of flip book style episodes that catered to both burlesque and pinup enthusiasts and professionals, but its popularity in the burlesque community steadily grew to the point that a constant stream of news and features was in high demand. In 2010, the magazine fully established itself as 21st Century Burlesque Magazine, and the readership continues to expand rapidly today, in its eleventh year.   

 

 

 

A Fan Workshop: One of our series of tutorials with Catherine D’Lish, in London, 2009…