Review: Burlesque Noir, Starring Tempest Storm (Blackpool, UK)

Review: Burlesque Noir, Starring Tempest Storm (Blackpool, UK)

[wp-review] When it was announced at the beginning of the year that Burlesque Noir 2015 would be held at Blackpool’s Tower Ballroom my heart skipped a beat. When the announcement of Tempest Storm as headliner was released I nearly fainted, then made my way happily to the booking page, credit card in hand. For anyone […]

Dirty Martini: The Dixie Evans Memorial

Dirty Martini: The Dixie Evans Memorial

Dixie Evans, the Marilyn Monroe of Burlesque, has become a legendary figure for all of us that flaunt it for a living.  The main thing that strikes me about her as a figurehead for us is that later in her life she was a self made phenomenon, a creative and innovative legend of burlesque.  Many […]

INTERVIEW: LouLou D'vil (Reigning Queen of Burlesque 2013)

INTERVIEW: LouLou D’vil

LouLou D’vil, a fabulous Finn who embodies the golden age of classic striptease, was crowned Miss Exotic World 2013, the Reigning Queen of Burlesque on Saturday, June 1st at the Burlesque Hall of Fame Weekend. I have enjoyed spending more time with LouLou recently, and when we hung out in London a couple of weeks […]

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 […]