Superstars of Burlesque: Sally Rand

Our celebration of burlesque queens from yesteryear turns this week to one of the most influential and iconic stars of 20th century burlesque. Although she had an extensive career, spanning over half century onstage and screen, she is most widely known for a single type of dance, which became her signature piece. To this day, […]

Superstars of Burlesque: Gypsy Rose Lee

When it comes to the original queens of burlesque back in its heyday, they don’t come much bigger than this incredible woman. From stage to screen, the infamous ‘Lady of Burlesque’ herself forged a successful career both in the burlesque world and onscreen, as well as being noted for her talents as a playwright and […]

Superstars of Burlesque: Zorita

This week we return to the glittering world of burlesque stardom, with our series ‘Superstars of Burlesque’. This time, we thought we’d take you back to the golden era of burlesque; the glitz and glamour of the fabulous  ‘40s with one of the original queens of burlesque. Famous for her exotic snake dance and her […]

Burlesque Tag Lines

When you start out in burlesque, creating your persona and branding is a lengthy, ongoing process; from choosing your style, character, stage name and more, there are many stages when it comes to defining yourself as a performer. In previous blogs, we’ve examined different styles of burlesque in the ABC Guide to Burlesque and we’ve […]