21st Century Burlesque Magazine

21st Century Burlesque Magazine

21st Century Burlesque Magazine has documented the contemporary burlesque scene since 2007. Founded and edited by Holli-Mae Johnson.

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Burlesque legend Judith Stein leads Darlinda Just Darlinda, Roxi D'Lite and others in a pool conga at the Burlesque Hall of Fame Weekend 2015. ©Don Spiro
How to be Sad at BHoF

Last year I got dumped by another performer right before BHOF. What was meant to…

Josephine Baker Still Gives Life to Burlesque and Pinup Women of Colour

What things her gaze conceals, yet gives acknowledgement to. What horrors, yet what joys. “Josephine Baker”…

Burlesque Costume Storage Guide, by Dinah Might
Burlesque Costume Storage Guide: How to Store and Care for your Burlesque Costumes

Behold! The Burlesque Costume Closet of your Dreams! Dinah Might is known for the immaculate…

Michelle L’amour Reveals Painful Secret in Emotional Video Statement

Yesterday evening, Michelle L’amour – Miss Exotic World 2005 and celebrated superstar of contemporary burlesque – unveiled a surprise video statement, revealing a painful disease she has lived with since childhood – Alopecia.

Alyssa Kitt competing for Miss Exotic World, Reigning Queen of Burlesque at the Burlesque Hall of Fame Weekend 2017. Image by Honey Beavers, exclusively for 21st Century Burlesque Magazine
Review: Miss Exotic World (Burlesque Hall of Fame Weekend 2017)

Tas Deville reports on the Miss Exotic World category at the Burlesque Hall of Fame Weekend 2017 Tournament…

Gin House Burlesque: The Roaring Twenties Revue at the Underbelly Festival 2017. Photo by Paul Monckton
Review: Gin House Burlesque (Underbelly Festival 2017)

London burlesque heavyweights Betsy Rose, Missy Fatale and Jolie Papillon have conjured immersive magic at…

Review: Best Debut (Burlesque Hall of Fame Weekend 2017)

Tas Deville reports on the Best Debut category at the Burlesque Hall of Fame Weekend…

Le Bouge Neon at Underbelly Festival 2017, by Jen Pearce.
Review: Le Bouge Neon (Underbelly Festival 2017)

Le Bouge Neon, a “disco drama” created by Moulin Rouge dancer Fallon Dee and comedian…

The Roustabouts in Sublime Boudoir at Alder Manor. ©Sublime Boudoir
Sublime Boudoir: Burlesque Brilliance at Alder Manor

Burlesque star Betsy Rose reports on Sublime Boudoir at Alder Manor, which ran for two…

Dita Von Teese in The Art of the Teese tour. ©Frank Rodrick
PHOTOS: Dita and Cast Define The Art of the Teese

Dita Von Teese and her all star cast of burlesque greats are on the road…

Shannon Doah in the 60th annual Titans of Tease Burlesque Reunion Showcase at the Burlesque Hall of Fame Weekend 2017. Image by Honey Beavers, exclusively for 21st Century Burlesque Magazine
Review: 60th Annual Titans of Tease Showcase (Burlesque Hall of Fame Weekend 2017)

Raven Virginia, the 2017 recipient of the Sparkly Devil Scholarship, reviews the 60th Annual Titans of…