Saturday, August 4, 2007

The Week(s) in Review

Thank you to the last two week's contributors:

Clams Casino
Holly Rebelle
Jack Midnight
Jo Weldon
Mr. Burlesque
Naughty Natanya
Paris Green
Penny Whistle
Tanya Cheex
Zeugma aka Jezebel Express

Please feel free to continue posting to any topic from previous weeks. Topics will always remain open. If they get too far gone down the blog, feel free to call for a bump and I will re-post the questions so you don't have to search the archives for them.

Footnotes for the weeks of 7/22/07 & 7/29/07

In the course of our discussion, performers, venues, websites and other burlesque departures were discussed or featured in the daily topics or comments section. Here are footnotes and further reading/viewing from this week's discussion.

Working with rhinestones?

A product shot of Mrs. Glue
Penny Starr Jr. (aka Augusta) in "The Bride of Frankie"

Are there any new ideas in burlesque?

Little Brooklyn performs her Fay Wray/King Kong "devil dance" at Exotic World 2007

When does a gimmick pass into the public domain?

Satan's Angel
Desire d'Amour performs at Exotic World (performance is in two parts)

Burlesque and Body Type?

The Glamazons perform in the semi-finals of America's Got Talent

What is your burlesque education?

The Second City
The Annoyance
Merrie Melodies - "The Early Bird Gets the Worm"
Silly Symphonies infamous "Skeleton Dance"
Wigstock - a compilation of performances
The White Boom Boom performs at Bump and Grindhouse as part of Coney Island's Burlesque at the Beach
The Va Va Voom Room
New York School of Burlesque
Matthew Mohr
A backstage look with the Fluffgirl Burlesque Society
Burlesque and the New Bump-N-Grind by Michelle Baldwin
Burlesque and the Art of the Teese by Dita von Teese

Who are your fans?

Athena DeCrime and Courtney Shove of The Windy City Rollers
Midnight Madness Rocky Horror Shadow Cast of Chicago - "The Eddie Swarm" performed at the recent Chicago Rocky Con hosted by the Midnight Madness group
The Amazing Tomas Medina in "Geek Magic"
Burlesque fan Ray Koltys writes a regular newsletter/blog called Ray's Guide to Chicago Area Burlesque
Burlesque fan Mark Braun maintains Mark's Bettie Page Page
Exotic World poster artist and infamous tattoo artist Mitch O'Connell
Duke City Derby in a Mastercard "Priceless" spot

Your favorite burlesque tributes?

For these footnotes, I am actively searching for images and videos of the tributes we've discussed. If you know where to find any I haven't been able to locate, please send a link to the Burlesque Forum Mail so we can share them here.

Little Brooklyn's tribute to Pee-Wee Herman
Gigi LaFemme's tribute to Princess Leia (it's in the Starshine Burlesque demo, about five minutes in. She's just after Dirty Martini)
Images of Kitten DeVille's tribute to Dixie Evans
Images of Dirty Martini's tribute to Zorita
Pinchbottom Burlesque's tribute to the cream pie a la "The Pinch Brothers"
Images of The Pinch Brothers
Images from "OFF THE TOP": A Burlesque Improv and Tribute Show (you know, the one where everybody did tributes of each other...)
Little Brooklyn's tribute to Miss Saturn
Images of Little Brooklyn's tribute to Miss Saturn
Images of Miss Saturn's tribute to Tigger!
Scarlet Sinclair's tribute to Nasty Canasta
Images of Scarlet Sinclair's tribute to Nasty Canasta
Images of Nasty Canasta's tribute to Darlinda Just Darlinda

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