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Burlesquers of the World: Red Snapper, Los Angeles

My nipples are no secret. I’m a nudist with a topless vlog. Pasties are required at all LA burlesque bar shows, so I comply with the rhinestoned icing on the nipples. Producers here treasure relationships they establish with their venues, and they don’t want to lose their regular slots to pay-to-play bands because of vice […]

Jessabelle Thunder's Hollywood Burlesque Festival Diary

Jessabelle Thunder’s Hollywood Burlesque Festival Diary

The luscious Jessabelle Thunder is your guide for the first annual Hollywood Burlesque Festival, which took place at the end of last year. Read on!   December 6, 2013 Dear Diary, Today did NOT start off well. A negative work review, had to take my car to the shop, and traffic EVERYWHERE! Needless to say, […]

Penny Starr Jr: BURLESQUE LEGENDS

Penny Starr Jr: Burlesque Legends – Compare and Contrast Stripping from Mid-century to Today.

This weekend I got to do something that no one else (that I know of) has ever done: I stripped with my grandma. Yes, I guess in polite society, that seems very ‘Springer’ of us, until you know that my grandmother is Philadelphia burlesque legend Penny Starr (why I am a ‘Junior’). However, it is […]

Exotic World - Capturing the Magic: Sam Hernandez (S.H. Photo)

Exotic World – Capturing the Magic: Sam Hernandez (S.H. Photo)

One of the most enjoyable and enduring aspects of the Burlesque Hall of Fame Weekends, and indeed many burlesque events, is the array of beautiful photographs that are shared around the world. They can make you feel like you were there, capture affection, innovation, inspiration and celebration, and preserve magical memories for many years to […]

BHoF 2012 – The Road to Reigning Queen: Lux LaCroix [3/11]

BHoF 2012 – The Road to Reigning Queen: Lux LaCroix [3/11]

As we count down to the Burlesque Hall of Fame Weekend, let’s find out more about the eleven talented temptresses competing for Reigning Queen! I have asked each of them about their lives, personalities, preparations and plans, so that those who don’t already know them well can learn a little about them and their work, […]