1/2 & 1/2 Burlesque Acts

One of the most popular ‘gimmicks’ in burlesque was the 1/2 and 1/2 act, where a dancer played 2 characters.  Sometimes the dancer’s costume was simply split down the middle, but more elaborate acts were done with the dancer working a dummy or a puppet to portray the 2nd character.  And on occasion,  a split… Continue reading 1/2 & 1/2 Burlesque Acts

Satan’s Angels & the Devil’s Mistresses

Satan's Angel from the 1950s. This is not Angel Walker, of fire tassel fame. This woman was based out of Chicago and was using the stage name Satan's Angel in the 1950s.

This post idea has been brewing in my  mind for sometime, and given the Devil/Satan theme,  what better time of the year than Halloween?!?! When most people  think of Satan’s Angel or The Devil’s Mistress, in conjunction with burlesque, they immediately think of the lovely Angel Walker of fire Tassel fame.  She is by far… Continue reading Satan’s Angels & the Devil’s Mistresses

Devil’s Night

I grew up in Detroit, MI and the night before Halloween was referred to as ‘Devil’s Night’ and was a night for pranks and mischief.  But when I moved south, and would mention Devil’s Night, no one knew what I was talking about.   So for those imps that celebrate it, here are some Devilishly… Continue reading Devil’s Night

Censored: Blocked Photos

Despite  truly offensive pages dedicated to ‘slut shaming’, racism, violence and many other topics, here is your chance to see the photos that were deemed too racy for your Burlesque viewing-pleasure!!     Well, there you have it….the four shocking images that have been deemed obscene.  Since the last two images have been posted, the… Continue reading Censored: Blocked Photos

Rose la Rose’s Peek-a-Boo Costume

If you attended the Burlesque Hall of Fame weekend in Las Vegas,  you probably noticed a stunning red-beaded costume on display in the Burlesque Bizarre.  The Asian-inspired skirted pant-suit, complete with matching shoes and cigarette holder, belonged to the one and only Queen of Burlesque – Rose la Rose.  What you may not have notice… Continue reading Rose la Rose’s Peek-a-Boo Costume