Claudine Van Den Bergh, Moulin Rouge showgirl. ®Moulin Rouge-« S.Wells

Together We Can-Can: Life as a Moulin Rouge Showgirl

I am thrilled to present this special feature about sensational showgirl Claudine Van Den Bergh, who I had the pleasure of interviewing backstage at the legendary Moulin Rouge, Paris. After passing through a hidden door and an intriguing labyrinth of dressing rooms and studios,  I was shown into a room with a mannequinned row of eye-wateringly fabulous costumes. The view was […]

Forever Crazy (Review)

Review: Forever Crazy

Every time that ringer sounds and the Bareskin soundtrack begins, I still experience a happy tingle of anticipation. Forever Crazy is a standalone collection of classic and recent numbers from the Crazy Horse Paris show, designed as a tribute to founder Alain Bernardin, and part of the 60th Anniversary celebrations. The show is entertaining London […]

Crazy Horse, a film by Frederick Wiseman (Review)

Girls on Film: Frederick Wiseman’s ‘Crazy Horse’ (Review)

‘Frederick Wiseman spent ten weeks with his camera exploring one of the most mythic places dedicated to women: The Crazy Horse. Over the years this legendary Parisian cabaret club, founded in 1951 by Alain Bernardin, has become the Parisian nightlife ‘must’ for any visitors, ranking alongside the Eiffel Tower and the Louvre.’ As a long […]

Dita von Teese talks Cocktails, Clubs and Catwalks…

Dita is literally everywhere at the moment. On stages all over the world, on film, on screen, on menus, even on bottles! There are cocktails and desserts named after her, an interactive virtual mansion inhabited by her, and now a private club is about to spring up in Paris for a month, filled from ceiling […]

From Strength to Strength: The Gentry de Paris Revue, with Dita von Teese

Tango and Tapdance! Bananas and Balloons! Opium and Opulence! After so much anticipation, build-up and preamble, The Gentry de Paris Revue with Dita von Teese finally premiered this week. 21:CB has been at rehearsal, hanging out backstage, attending the press conference and enjoying opening night – and now we can share some thoughts and images […]

Dita in Paris…

This week, I spoke to Dita about her recent and upcoming plans in ‘La Ville-Lumière’ – a city forever close to her heart… Dita performs ‘Lazy’, at The Crazy Horse Paris (©Antoine Poupel) You have recently wrapped up all of the performance and recording at The Crazy Horse, and soon you will be back in […]