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 […]

All I Want for Christmas: Michelle L'amour and the Chicago Starlets

All I Want for Christmas: Michelle L’amour and the Chicago Starlets

Chicago Starlet Lady Ginger reports on Michelle L’amour’s All I Want For Christmas production… Yes, Chicago, there is a Santa – but she’s a woman, she’s sexy as hell, and her name’s Michelle L’amour! Michelle L’amour, together with the sexiest ‘elves’ you’ve ever seen, The Chicago Starlets, brought Chicago audiences the hottest gifts around for […]

Frenchie Kiss and Jett Adore. (Partnerships Series)

Frenchie Kiss and Jett Adore. (Partnerships Series)

My Partnerships Series continues with Frenchie Kiss and Jett Adore.  This dynamic, creative and affectionate duo have won coveted awards at The Burlesque Hall of Fame Weekend, separately as members of groups (Frenchie with The Chicago Starlets, and Jett as one third of The Stage Door Johnnies), and together as ‘Best Duo’ in 2012.  Read […]

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 […]

The Stage Door Johnnies: Post-BHoF Recap

Stage Door Johnnies: Post-BHoF Recap

After a phenomenal appearance at the Burlesque Hall of Fame Weekend 2013, the universally admired and adored Stage Door Johnnies – Bazuka Joe, Ray Gunn and Jett Adore – had a post-Weekend chat with me, explaining the hard work and planning behind each performance and describing their emotions and future plans… First, congratulations to our […]

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, […]

BHoF 2012: Winners Videos

Burlesque Hall of Fame 2012: Winners Videos

The Burlesque Hall of Fame 2012 Tournament of Tease winning footage is now available to enjoy, courtesy of Deirdre Timmons of Golden Echo Films, and I present them all to you here on one handy page! See below for BHoF links to keep an eye on for 2013 information… Reigning Queen of Burlesque 2012: Imogen […]

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, […]

A BHoF 2012 Retrospective, by The Stage Door Johnnies.

A BHoF 2012 Retrospective, by The Stage Door Johnnies.

It’s been almost two months since the world’s biggest burlesque festival draped its glittery terror all over America’s Sin City.  The Burlesque Hall of Fame Weekend 2012 has come and gone, leaving us with a new monarchy of rhinestoned royalty and another year for title-seeking hopefuls and title-holding heavyweights to refresh, revive and get re-inspired.  […]

Frenchie Kiss' Burlesque Hall of Fame Diary

Frenchie Kiss’ Burlesque Hall of Fame Diary

In the first of the BHoF 2012 diaries, ‘Best Duo’ co-winner and Chicago Starlet, Frenchie Kiss shares her daily entries… Thursday Dear Diary, I can’t believe it finally arrived, my favourite weekend of the year: BHoF! I was up with the roosters to catch my flight to Vegas. Thankfully Lady Ginger was willing to be […]