Kitten 'N' Lou at the Burlesque Hall of Fame Weekend Tournament of Tease in The Orleans Showroom, Las Vegas. ©Chris Harman/Harman House Photography for 21st Century Burlesque Magazine. Not to be used without permission.

Burlesque Hall of Fame Weekend 2015: Small Groups and Large Groups

Hello, darlings! C’est moi, Frenchie Kiss, Temptress of Twirl, Chicago Starlet, one half of the Frenchie and Jett ever-lasting Duet, and gal still processing the magic, drama and sparkle that was Burlesque Hall of Fame weekend 2015. Are any of you still trying to catch your breath? Yes, it’s August, and, yes, we can still […]

Burlesque Hall of Fame Tournament of Tease: Groups (BHoF 2014)

Burlesque Hall of Fame Tournament of Tease: Groups (BHoF 2014)

Oh hey there, darlings! It’s moi, Frenchie Kiss, and I’m just back from the Burlesque Hall of Fame Weekend 2014. My mind is positively racing with all the beautiful and dirty things I saw. I could go on about my many rhinestoned thoughts, but Holli-Mae Johnson, in all her expert glory, has asked me to […]

Dita Von Teese: Strip Strip Hooray! [Chicago 2013]

Dita Von Teese: Strip Strip Hooray! (Chicago 2013)

Frenchie Kiss recounts her experience of Dita Von Teese’ spectacular Strip Strip Hooray! when it visited Chicago this year. (Full gallery of show photos at the end.) Ever since Dita Von Teese‘s surprise appearance at Burlesque Hall of Fame Weekend 2013 to present Catherine D’Lish with the Sassy Lassy award, I’ve had a bit of […]

Frenchie Kiss' Burlesque Hall of Fame Diary 2013

Frenchie Kiss’ Burlesque Hall of Fame Weekend 2013 Diary

Frenchie Kiss shares her adventures at the Burlesque Hall of Fame Weekend 2013. This was my sixth Burlesque Hall of Fame weekend, Diary. Sixth! The first year I attended, I was wide-eyed and trying to soak in every moment, and this year I thought I was ready; I thought I already knew exactly what to […]

Frenchie Kiss' Minneapolis Burlesque Festival Diary

Frenchie Kiss’ Minneapolis Burlesque Festival Diary

Frenchie Kiss reports back to 21st Century Burlesque Magazine on the first Minneapolis Burlesque Festival… Dear Diary, 2013 started with a bang because I got to be one of the featured performers and teachers at the very first Minneapolis Burlesque Festival, which took place on January 31st – February 3rd at the Ritz Theatre. Now, […]

Frenchie Kiss' Superstars of Burlesque Diary

Frenchie Kiss’ Superstars of Burlesque Diary

I was so thrilled to be a part of Superstars of Burlesque, which started as an incredible show in 2009 and has now (year three!) become a full weekend. I’m such a lucky ducky that I got to stargaze and participate in so many ways this year. So, let’s open the pages of my diary, […]