I’m so excited to see Waxie Moon at the San Antonio Burlesque Festival this weekend!

I’m so excited to see Waxie Moon at the San Antonio Burlesque Festival this weekend!


burlyqnell:

Princess Lahoma: vintage 8x10 photo
Lahoma Willingham was 1/16 Chickasaw and born into a family that was very active within the tribe. Lahoma’s cousin Floyd MayTubby, who was Governor of the Chickasaw Nation in 1939.  Still mayor in 1943,  Floyd appointed Lahoma “Chickasaw Princess” at the 1943 American Indian Exposition, and in that capacity she frequently represented the Chickasaw Nation in parades and at official gatherings.
Lahoma studied at the Molly O’Day School of Dance located in Oklahoma City. At 15, Lahoma quit school and joined a touring dance troupe formed by her teacher. Unfortunately, the tour was unsuccessful and most of the dancers returned home. But Lahoma was determined to become a professional dancer and started a career in burlesque. Frequently billed as “The Chickasaw Chick”, Princess Lahoma became one of the most popular feature burlesque dancers of the 1950s. Lahoma was among the highest paid burlesque dancers of her era, and in 1951 her appearance at the Trocadero (Troc) Theater in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania surpassed all previous attendance records.
Princess Lahoma died in 1966, and was survived by her husband and two sons. One of Lahoma’s sons went on to become a successful businessman, and the other an acclaimed artist.

burlyqnell:

Princess Lahoma: vintage 8x10 photo

Lahoma Willingham was 1/16 Chickasaw and born into a family that was very active within the tribe. Lahoma’s cousin Floyd MayTubby, who was Governor of the Chickasaw Nation in 1939.  Still mayor in 1943,  Floyd appointed Lahoma “Chickasaw Princess” at the 1943 American Indian Exposition, and in that capacity she frequently represented the Chickasaw Nation in parades and at official gatherings.

Lahoma studied at the Molly O’Day School of Dance located in Oklahoma City. At 15, Lahoma quit school and joined a touring dance troupe formed by her teacher. Unfortunately, the tour was unsuccessful and most of the dancers returned home. But Lahoma was determined to become a professional dancer and started a career in burlesque. Frequently billed as “The Chickasaw Chick”, Princess Lahoma became one of the most popular feature burlesque dancers of the 1950s. Lahoma was among the highest paid burlesque dancers of her era, and in 1951 her appearance at the Trocadero (Troc) Theater in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania surpassed all previous attendance records.

Princess Lahoma died in 1966, and was survived by her husband and two sons. One of Lahoma’s sons went on to become a successful businessman, and the other an acclaimed artist.

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bazoomburlesque:

Zorita with her snake, 50’s

bazoomburlesque:

Zorita with her snake, 50’s

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This weekend in San Antonio, Texas! Eaton Johnson and I (Queertini Time) are thrilled to be included in the Saturday Night Spectacular!

Look at this lineup! Both evenings will be stellar and fabulous workshops with the headliners are being offered on Saturday! Tickets here.



dr-archeville:

Godzilla-themed Burlesque Show at SDCC 2014
Photo by Amber Love

dr-archeville:

Godzilla-themed Burlesque Show at SDCC 2014

Photo by Amber Love


bedlamburlesque:

Poison Ivory giving fierce fans. (photo by Mark Hopkins)

bedlamburlesque:

Poison Ivory giving fierce fans. (photo by Mark Hopkins)


burlyqnell:

Jennie Lee: as scanned from from vintage Photo Life magazine.  The sign she is show holding was originally around the neck of her dog Duke!
In 1955 Jennie Lee began the Exotic Dancers League (EDL) which served as the first union to solely represent striptease dancers.  The union represented its member in such matters as higher pay, paid rehearsal time and many other matters.  In this photo, Jennie and other members of the EDL are shown picketing the  Los Angeles newspaper building, because the papers had decided that only the head and shoulders of a dancer could be used in newspaper ads — the full-body photos were deemed too racy.  The ruling from the California Newspaper Publishers Association read: 

Any night club, cafe or burlesque house having strip-tease or burlesque acts can run only the head of a woman in the advertisements.  Advertising copy must be clean and in-offensive.

burlyqnell:

Jennie Lee: as scanned from from vintage Photo Life magazine.  The sign she is show holding was originally around the neck of her dog Duke!

In 1955 Jennie Lee began the Exotic Dancers League (EDL) which served as the first union to solely represent striptease dancers.  The union represented its member in such matters as higher pay, paid rehearsal time and many other matters.  In this photo, Jennie and other members of the EDL are shown picketing the  Los Angeles newspaper building, because the papers had decided that only the head and shoulders of a dancer could be used in newspaper ads — the full-body photos were deemed too racy.  The ruling from the California Newspaper Publishers Association read: 

Any night club, cafe or burlesque house having strip-tease or burlesque acts can run only the head of a woman in the advertisements.  Advertising copy must be clean and in-offensive.


amartin1030:

Cuban beauty Blanquita Amaro

amartin1030:

Cuban beauty Blanquita Amaro


artifuss:

Another gorgeous shot of me from jamesaridley. Fat pinup achievement unlocked.

artifuss:

Another gorgeous shot of me from jamesaridley. Fat pinup achievement unlocked.


circusdion:

Photos of my latest aerial routine. I originally had the idea for this act back in 2011 so it was nice to finally see it come to fruition. I gave myself a wicked burn right across my waist during rehearsal so that was fun to deal with. The awesome antlers were made by the beautiful Emily Barry who I come to with these crazy ideas and takes it all in stride. The net suit is by Slick it Up mugler88


jadeestebanestrada:

This Sunday, I’ll be making my Madison, Wisconsin debut at the Fierce! 2014 International Queer Burlesque Festival. This line-up is phenomenal and I am so excited to present Napoleon Bonaparte again! It’s a “Napoleonic Load!” Let the touring begin!   #boylesque #burlesque #madison #queer #festival #getjaded #napoleon #history #entertainment #matinee #wisconsin #tour #jigglewatts #comedian #comic #hilarious #lgbt #glbt #fun #striptease #madisonwi #international #kentuckycolonel #gay

Have fun at Fierce Jade! Everyone is gonna love you and your number!

jadeestebanestrada:

This Sunday, I’ll be making my Madison, Wisconsin debut at the Fierce! 2014 International Queer Burlesque Festival. This line-up is phenomenal and I am so excited to present Napoleon Bonaparte again! It’s a “Napoleonic Load!” Let the touring begin!
 
#boylesque #burlesque #madison #queer #festival #getjaded #napoleon #history #entertainment #matinee #wisconsin #tour #jigglewatts #comedian #comic #hilarious #lgbt #glbt #fun #striptease #madisonwi #international #kentuckycolonel #gay

Have fun at Fierce Jade! Everyone is gonna love you and your number!


classichorrorblog:

Elvira Mistress Of The Dark

classichorrorblog:

Elvira Mistress Of The Dark

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vivipiuomeno:

Diane Arbus Stripper, Miss Sata Lyte, in her dressing room with 1962

vivipiuomeno:

Diane Arbus Stripper, Miss Sata Lyte, in her dressing room with 1962

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meanamaneater:

#MeanaManeater #Burlesque #JazzyPhotos #Baltimore #Maryland #BigThighs #DeepEyes

meanamaneater:

#MeanaManeater #Burlesque #JazzyPhotos #Baltimore #Maryland #BigThighs #DeepEyes