Deirde Timmons, the director of burlesque documentary A Wink and a Smile, is interviewed by burlesque performer and columnist Jo Weldon to discuss filming first-time strippers, the liberation of burlesque performance, and making her first feature-length film.
Of all the roles available to pretty, young actresses, one of the most enduring is the stripper with a heart of gold. The latest A-list actress to join the elite club of movie strippers is Jessica Biel in her upcoming film Powder Blue.
Performer/columnist Jo Weldon interviews UK burlesque entertainer Immodesty Blaize, Miss Exotic World 2007, about her influences, her debut novel, and her most scandalous moment.
Performer/columnist Jo Weldon interviews musician Ronnie Magri about his work in burlesque, his new album dedicated to burlesque music, and his adjustment to “playing until the girls are naked.”
For those of you dying to learn classic burlesque dance routines, check out Honey & Spice, the instructional DVD from performer/blogger Jo Weldon.
Reyna Von Vett and Michelle Baldwin are heading up a new burlesque theater in Denver with the hopes to bring back the great tradition that was born in the late 1800s.
One of the greatest crowd-pleasing pieces of music in burlesque is “Night Train.” I’ve had people who’ve just attended their first burlesque show come up to me after a show and say, “I’ve always wanted to see someone dance to that song live! Thank you!”
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The 20-year anniversary of the movie Elvira: Mistress of the Dark was just celebrated in Los Angeles with host Peaches Christ, who also hosted at Tease-O-Rama last year.
This week, see ALARM columnist Jo Weldon in Lisa Whitmer‘s playful look into the world of burlesque in her documentary No Strings Attached, featuring Weldon’s glove-and-stocking-peel class.
Performer/columnist Jo Weldon continues her interview with burlesque icon Dita Von Teese. If you missed last week’s installment, get up to speed with Part 1.
At Tease-O-Rama 2002, I had a front-row seat for Dita Von Teese‘s performance with her giant moon prop, and you may well resent me for that.
It was a gorgeous performance, with Dita obviously having a good time, and at the end of the number, a cannon shot a shower of silver mylar stars over us, hundreds of which I carried in my camera bag for at least a year after the show.