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 […]

Roundup: Burlesque in the Media

1) The NYT’s article on the “burlesque comeback” in New York and elsewhere. Burlesque, that fabled if slightly soiled fantasy realm whose heraldic totem was the twirling pasty and whose undisputed queen was Gypsy Rose Lee, has returned to New York, dripping with rhinestones and trailing clouds of glitter. Under the rubric neo-burlesque, a Depression-era […]