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Sunday Spotlight: The Red Hot “Vaudezilla” Troupe of Chicago!

Burlesque troupes don’t get much hottter than Vaudezilla!

Created in 2008 by burlesque superstar Red Hot Annie, this production company has been a force to be reckoned with from the beginning. This talented group is a subject of the new documentary film “What A Tease!” and are setting a whole new standard in Chicago for burlesque variety shows.

One of the strengths of this troupe is its incredible diversity! Instead of pulling together burlesque starlets with very similar styles, Vaudezilla casts a wide net, in the tradition of classic vaudeville productions. Read the rest of this entry

Video Of The Dirty Blonde’s Debut Burlesque Performance!

Performing burlesque for the first time was the biggest thrill in the world! What is it about glitter, rhinestones, and twirling pasties that feels so right?

Here is video from my very first night on stage as a burlesque performer. Hope you love it!

See anything you like in this act? Have suggestions about ways I could improve? Leave a comment and let me know…

Choosing Your Burlesque Name: A Fun And Fabulous Step-By-Step Guide!

Burlesque is all about self-promotion! Here’s your ultimate guide to choosing an absolutely perfect, sexy, sassy, over-the-top, and utterly-unforgettable name that will make you shine!

When choosing a name for yourself in the burlesque world, there are three big factors to keep in mind: 1) Is it original?, 2)Is it memorable?, and 3) Does it fit your personality? Read the rest of this entry

The Dirty Blonde’s December Burlesque Performances!

My burlesque debut was so damn much fun, I just can’t wait to flash those boobies again!  Join me for one of my upcoming December performances and watch the tassels fly!

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Must-See: Sexy Empowering Burlesque Documentary “A Wink And A Smile”!

There’s no two ways about it. A Wink And A Smile is tons of fun!

This documentary is a must see! It gives an exciting peek into the modern burlesque scene through the lives of 10 women who are learning the secrets from a pro and preparing for their first show.

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Dita Von Teese: A Fetish For Fashion

Dita is well-known for her couture corsets, perfect pin-up makeup, and flawless outfits.

This goddess seems to take an almost fetishistic pride in her appearance…And why shouldn’t she? After all, this is the woman who almost singlehandedly sparked the modern burlesque movement. She’s entitled, damnit.

So, take a look at this wonderful interview where she explains the true origins of her vintage obsession. A very thoughtful analysis of the burlesque and pin-up scene, asserting that her beauty is entirely “created” and that “anyone can create this”…”anyone can do what I do”. I can’t say enough great things about this video. Take a look:

So, what do you think? Are you as surprised as I am by her kittenish soft-spoken voice? Somehow, I expected her speaking style to be as brazen and in-your-face as her performances. And yet I’m not disappointed. In a way, it softens her. In fact, I think her quiet intelligence makes her seem more relatable and almost vulnerable…You?

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