BURLESQUE NEWS/CURRENT AFFAIRS

World’s Oldest Showgirl

Dorothy Dale Kloss is amazing! 85 and still going strong! Watch the interview of the oldest “still performing showgirl”. And read about the Palm Springs Follies: They have enviably taut bodies, fitness levels that surpass most 20-year-olds and the unmistakable elan that comes only with vast experience. The 16 ladies and gents possessing those laudable […]

Burlesque Hall of Fame 2009 Pageant Results

zOMG! An amazing weekend! In case you haven’t been following the #BHOF tweets, here are the results of Saturday night’s pageant:

Viva Las Vegas Aftermath

Great article on the Las Vegas Weekly about the VLV Rockabilly Weekender last weekend: Viva las bailout: Rockabilly Weekend brings economic stimulus, real breasts, grease monkeys The economy may be contracting—and with it Vegas’ convention business and my shoe budget—but interest in all things rockabilly is somehow inexplicably expanding. Funny thing is, it costs a […]

Great News Articles on Burlesque

I’ve been waaaaay behind on my burlesque news reading, and of course, blogging here, but I just had to share these recent articles– if you hadn’t read them yet. I’m especially happy not only because the articles are fairly well-written and approach burlesque as a legitimate topic, but for me it’s still pretty rare (and therefore a breath of fresh air) to read pieces that don’t go for the sensationalistic and ever-so-wrong “burlesque is back!” angle… (Read on.)

Roundup: Dita, Pinups, Minsky’s, Bras

1) Dita Von Teese returns to the Crazy Horse in Paris. From Reuters: “I feel that Paris is a place that still appreciates its showgirls,” she told Reuters in an interview before a two-week run at the celebrated Crazy Horse theater from February 1. … Two years ago she emerged from a rhinestone-encrusted bubblebath as […]

Viva Las Vegas Burlesque Competition – Vote!

Online voting opened on January 1st for this year’s Viva Las Vegas Burlesque Competition. This year they’ve begun to require YouTube videos, so we can get a sense of these gorgeous gals in action. Make sure to vote for your favorite! Only the top six will bump n’ grind it out on the VLV stage.

Catherine D’Lish Costumes FOR SALE!

OH-EM-GEE! Catherine D’Lish, gorgeous queen of burlesque and costumier to Dita Von Teese, is selling some of her uber-fabulous costumes on eBay! Listed items range from accessories such as rhinestone-studded gloves to full costume sets with all the pieces to 5 foot tall butterfly wings! Bid now or forever drool, like I’m doing…

News Piece on SF Bay Area Burlesque

Hot on the tail of yesterday’s post on the NY burlesque news coverage, comes TV coverage of the scene in the left coast. NBC Bay Area highlights three of the best-known performers in San Francisco burlesque: Kitten on the Keys!!! (shown with the Scenic Sisters), Mariel a la Mode, and The Devilettes.

(Click to see video.)