Ginger Valentine 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.

10 Steps to Classic Burlesque Superstardom – The Ultimate Masterclass

Classic burlesque striptease, when done well, captivates and excites me as much as it did over ten years ago when I arrived on the scene. And yet a number of people approach me at shows and message me to complain about how boring and bland classic burlesque is now, rolling their eyes at the sea […]

Burlesque 101: Costume Fastenings

Burlesque 101: Costume Fastenings

In a new series on 21st Century Burlesque Magazine, Burly Baker Jenni Fleur Silver guides you through burlesque essentials, reaching out to some of our brightest burlesque stars for their expertise and opinion. First up is a highly informative discussion about costume fastenings… Since I’ve dipped my toe back into the burlesque water, I’ve started […]

Catherine D'Lish releases Debut Single and Music Video

Catherine D’Lish releases Debut Single and Music Video

On June 16th 2014, Bart & Baker proudly released their first collaboration in a series with burlesque icon Catherine D’Lish. It is already proving a big success, being featured on multi-selling lounge compilations and soon to feature on a big project released by the makers of BUDDHA BAR ( Claude Challe and DJ Ravin).  The […]

Gowning Around with Catherine D'Lish

Gowning Around with Catherine D’Lish

Interview with Catherine D’Lish by Jo Weldon. Catherine D’Lish is known for inventive, hyperglam, spectacular costuming. Her standard-setting work with Dita Von Teese is best known to many, but Catherine is constantly creating fresh, innovative designs, items that strike us as iconic immediately, working with fabric and trim in new and inspiring ways. Most recently […]

Burlesque TOP 50 2013 Postmortem, by J.D. Oxblood

Burlesque TOP 50 2013 Postmortem, by J.D. Oxblood

Disclaimer: This is an analysis of the results of the Burlesque TOP 50 2013 as compared to the predictions of the author based on handicapping per past rankings and prior performances. No subjective judgment is implied or should be construed except where noted by the author. All analyses (and opinions, where noted) are the product […]

Foxy Tann's Vancouver Burlesque Festival Diary

Foxy Tann’s Vancouver International Burlesque Festival Diary

Enjoy the Vancouver International Burlesque Festival from the perspective of the one and only Foxy Tann! 12:17 AM. May 2, 2013. The Canadian Border. I did not know that Canadians punished fun loving Americans. We, meaning Professor Honey Bunny, RedBone and I, arrived triumphantly at the border with Canada in the Focus, my trusty steed […]

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 […]

Roxi D'Lite's Burlesque Hall of Fame Weekend Diary

Roxi DLite’s Burlesque Hall of Fame Weekend Diary

Roxi DLite, Miss Exotic World 2010, shares her Burlesque Hall of Fame 2013 experience… I remember first hearing about this place called Exotic World as far back as nearly a decade. A stripper/friend of mine told me about this place near Las Vegas where icons like the legendary Tempest Storm would gather for the weekend. […]

VIBF audience treated to scandalous public seduction, courtesy of Catherine D'Lish.

Catherine D’Lish and Russell Bruner treat the VIBF audience to a scandalous public seduction.

Catherine D’Lish was about to take to the stage at the Vancouver International Burlesque Festival, and the audience knew they were in for a treat.  None of them anticipated the depraved, shameless display that was about to take place! The victim, ‘Reigning King of Burlesque’ Russell Bruner, and the mistress of seduction, Catherine D’Lish, recall […]

Catherine D'Lish: London Bound

Catherine D’Lish: London Bound

Catherine D’Lish will be hitting the UK next week, and she shares all the details about the trip and upcoming performances here with 21st Century Burlesque Magazine… You kick off your UK appearances at the Hebden Bridge Burlesque Festival in Bradford on May 17th. What do you plan to perform? I’m very happy to have […]

Dirty Martini's Strip Strip Hooray! Tour Diary

Dirty Martini’s Strip Strip Hooray! Tour Diary

Enjoy this wonderful diary from Dirty Martini, describing her adventures on tour with Dita von Teese, Murray Hill, Perle Noire, Monsieur Romeo, Lada Nikolska, Catherine D’Lish and Selene Luna – the fabulous cast of Strip Strip Hooray! Bling bling pretty boss lady!  (May 9th) As Murray Hill and I strolled into the LA House of […]