Burlesque Stars Past and Present
Some Burlesque performers have gained legendary star status. Here we showcase some of the brightest in the industry.
Lydia Thompson is known as Burlesque's first star. She was and English dancer, comedian, actor and producer. She is considered to be instrumental in bringing Burlesque to America in the 1860's. Her troupe The British Blondes was a huge hit in New York.
The ground breaking content of her shows, combined with good looking women caused a sensation.
She was born in London on February 19, 1838.
High quality print on photo paper. Matte finish for that vintage look.
Reprint of a very rare poster from the golden age of American burlesque.
Behind Burlesque explores the real people behind the glitzy stage personae. It features forty contemporary burlesque performers in around 150 exclusive photographs, created in the studio, at live shows and on fantasy location shoots. The photographs are accompanied by the performers explaining their motivations, influences and aspirations in their own, often very revealing words. Beautiful and inspiring, insightful and surprising, this takes you not just 'behind the scenes', but right inside the minds of these underrated and misunderstood performance artistes as never before.
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Here is an amazing biography on this legend of Burlesque
This is a thorough biography, chronicling the life of an important though somewhat neglected figure and rich in data. It introduces valuable information about Thompson as well as a wealth of primary source material.
–Elizabeth Reitz Mullenix, Theatre Journal
She eventually returned to London and Died November 17, 1908 (aged 70)
The beautiful Gypsy Rose Lee was born in Seattle Washington on January 9, 1911. She began her performance career in Vaudville. Her mother created a vaudeville show with Gypsy and her sister as the stars. She began dancing the striptease at the age of 15. As a burlesque performer, she became famous for her striptease. She was also a movie actor, playwright and author. She starred in the successful Broadway show Gypsy. Gypsy Rose Lee died in Los Angeles California on April 26, 1970.
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Dita Von Teese was born in Rochester, Michigan on September 28, 1972. She has been instrumental in the resurgence of Burlesque; and has many famous routines. Most in the industry consider her to be the "Queen of Burlesque." She is a performer, model, entrepreneur, fashion designer and actress. She is famous for her beauty and style. Dita Von Teese flawlessly emulates the glamour of the Golden Age of Hollywood. She is a classically trained ballet dancer, and incorporates ballet into her Burlesque routines, occasionally going en pointe. She currently resides in Hollywood California.
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Check out this amazing reprint of a vintage poster!
A beautiful book on the Burlesque starts of the 40's and 50's.
An autographed photo of Blaze Star!xt.