Exotic World - Capturing the Magic: Chris Beyond

Exotic World – Capturing the Magic: Chris Beyond

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 […]

A loving farewell to Joan Arline, Burlesque Legend.

A loving farewell to Joan Arline, Burlesque Legend.

Sad news made its way around the burlesque community yesterday – Joan Arline, The Sexquire Girl, passed away on Sunday, October 16th from leukemia. Her last official performance was in June at the Burlesque Hall of Fame Reunion, and it has been reported that she was diagnosed with her illness that same month. Just last […]

Gypsy Rose Lee Centennial Celebration: Seattle

Gypsy Rose Lee Centennial Celebration (Seattle)

The Gypsy Centennial (Seattle, 1/8/2011 @ The Triple Door) The frustrating part of being obsessed with an American burlesque icon – or any icon for that matter – is separating myth from unvarnished truth.  Gypsy Rose Lee’s memoirs are standard curriculum for burlesque aficionados – treasured, but perhaps a bit embellished by their author. Certain […]