girl-o-matic:

Peter Basch photograph of burlesque dancer Rose Hardaway - 1957

girl-o-matic:

Peter Basch photograph of burlesque dancer Rose Hardaway - 1957

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originalplumbing:

I am an irresistible magnet with the power to attract onto myself everything that I divinely desire according to my thoughts, my feelings, and the mental pictures that I constantly entertain and radiate. I am the center of my universe.” – Rest in Power, Candy Darling (November 24, 1944 - March 21, 1974)

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classicladiesofcolor:

Trina Parks in the Broadway musical, The Selling of the President (1972).

classicladiesofcolor:

Trina Parks in the Broadway musical, The Selling of the President (1972).

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strangedazeyage:

Man arrested for cross dressing. Photograph by Weegee. Arthur Fellig.

strangedazeyage:

Man arrested for cross dressing. Photograph by Weegee. Arthur Fellig.

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jenniferickes:

Oh, Mr. Gunn

jenniferickes:

Oh, Mr. Gunn


I see this beautiful photo quite often on Tumblr and always wonder who this glamorous performer is.
(Thanks to Google’s search by image feature) I believe it is New Zealand’s Leda Petit performing at a Va-Va-Voom Productions show, though I cannot find a photographer credit…

I see this beautiful photo quite often on Tumblr and always wonder who this glamorous performer is.

(Thanks to Google’s search by image feature) I believe it is New Zealand’s Leda Petit performing at a Va-Va-Voom Productions show, though I cannot find a photographer credit…

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maudelynn:

Rare Photo Collection Documenting 1960′s Drag Culture Unearthed In Kansas City ~
via 
http://www.queerty.com (more of these wonderful photos there) 

Have I reblogged this before? Don’t care.

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thisisawkwardnyc:

Drunken Dragon burlesque at Macao Trading Company, NYC 2014. 


dirtynailsprettyhair:

morgansea:

Dot Dot Dot… @ ASTTeQ’s PRINTEMP PERFOMANCE SOIR - March 30th 2014 - photo credit Morgan Sea

Its a thing I did!


randommoment:

Raven performs in Berlin 1st July, 2012. 


joliestripes:

Perle Noire by Kaylin Idora.

joliestripes:

Perle Noire by Kaylin Idora.


jrvmajesty:

SAIC Drag & Burlesque Werkshops

SAIC’s Student Programming Board and Multicultural Affairs in collaboration with JRV MAJESTY Productions Present the Drag & Burlesque Educational Werkshops. 

FREE and open to the PUBLIC lectures reflective of DRAG, BALL, & BURLESQUE culture in association with the Drag & Burlesque Ball!

PRESENTING ARTISTS OF THE WEEK! 

Precious Davis is Youth Outreach Coordinator at Center on Halsted and coordinates Youth programming surrounding HIV prevention, Transgender Advocacy and Cultural Awareness. Precious is a native Nebraskan whose calling to the Windy City came from her passion for theatre and nonprofit work. A graduate of Columbia College Chicago in 2013 with a Bachelors of Arts in Musical Theatre and Liberal Education, Precious is glad to be involved in Chicago’s rich and thriving liberal arts scene. She recently was awarded the prestigious “30 under 30” award from Windy City Times. Precious stays busy as an artistic associate with The About Face Theatre and a facilitator with the National Conference for Community and Justice STL’s Anytown program. Precious is passionate about engaging young people in conversations surrounding bias, bigotry and prejudice in their communities.

Precious Davis will be discussing Transgender History, Drag, & Transformation of Self exploring the intersectionality and resilience of her past for which deconstructs the systematic oppression of being from the ghetto, being adopted, and growing up Pentecostal. Currently a young transgender artist/performer/educator from Chicago IL, Precious uses a diversity of means to tell the story of a young transgender woman who searched long and hard to identity with her body, soul and how multiple experiences created pivotal sustainable moments that ultimately would create a path of transition. Through the appreciation of Transgender history, and the retelling of such narratives, Precious locates herself in that history and juxtaposes the modern experience of being a Transgender woman of color. Through complex relationships, identity, and vulnerability Davis invites desire, judgment, and ultimately invites one to examine the power of one’s agency.

Join us at SAIC’s LEROY NEIMAN CENTER* for:


Shea Couleé - The History of American Drag (4/15 @ 4:15PM) 

Precious Davis - Transgender History, Drag, & Transformation of Self (4/18 @ 4:15PM) 

Mister Junior & Red Hot Annie - Burlesque History & the Politics of Production (4/25 @ 4:15PM)

Sponsored by the Art Education and Art Therapy Departments. 

*Leroy Neiman Center is ADA Compliant.

This sounds amazing!


jadeestebanestrada:

Happy Easter Weekend, everyone! I’m so excited to announce that I’ve been selected to be the host of the 2014 Latin Burlesque Festival, a two-night, international celebration of culture and sex appeal September 26-27 in Dallas, Texas. Mark your calendars! You won’t want to miss this!
 
#latino #burlesque #latina #mexican #hispanic #striptease #culture #dallas #September #tortillas #puertorico #boriqua #elcoqui #bandera #hola #latin #texas #getjaded #gay #lgbt #drag

That’s awesome! Congrats Jade! xoxo

jadeestebanestrada:

Happy Easter Weekend, everyone! I’m so excited to announce that I’ve been selected to be the host of the 2014 Latin Burlesque Festival, a two-night, international celebration of culture and sex appeal September 26-27 in Dallas, Texas. Mark your calendars! You won’t want to miss this!
 
#latino #burlesque #latina #mexican #hispanic #striptease #culture #dallas #September #tortillas #puertorico #boriqua #elcoqui #bandera #hola #latin #texas #getjaded #gay #lgbt #drag

That’s awesome! Congrats Jade! xoxo



chsamuseum:

These are the Forbidden City Glamour Girls. Quite stunning, aren’t they?
Back in the 1930s and 40s, Chinatown nightclubs flourished. These girls were from Charlie Low’s legendary nightclub “Forbidden City.” Opened in 1938, Low named it after the Forbidden City in Beijing and served as the master of ceremonies. At its peak, the club drew hundreds of locals, Hollywood celebrities, and GIs. Forbidden City also put on comedy skits and music shows featuring an all Asian cast of singers, dancers, and vaudeville performers during a time when Asian Americans could not find employment in the entertainment business due to discriminatory laws and hiring practices.
For further reading: Arthur Dong “Forbidden City, USA: Chinese American Nightclubs, 1936-1970
If you’re in San Francisco, the CHSA Museum has a full day of programs this Saturday April 12. Arthur Dong will talk about his book over some cocktails!

chsamuseum:

These are the Forbidden City Glamour Girls. Quite stunning, aren’t they?

Back in the 1930s and 40s, Chinatown nightclubs flourished. These girls were from Charlie Low’s legendary nightclub “Forbidden City.” Opened in 1938, Low named it after the Forbidden City in Beijing and served as the master of ceremonies. At its peak, the club drew hundreds of locals, Hollywood celebrities, and GIs. Forbidden City also put on comedy skits and music shows featuring an all Asian cast of singers, dancers, and vaudeville performers during a time when Asian Americans could not find employment in the entertainment business due to discriminatory laws and hiring practices.

For further reading: Arthur Dong “Forbidden City, USA: Chinese American Nightclubs, 1936-1970

If you’re in San Francisco, the CHSA Museum has a full day of programs this Saturday April 12. Arthur Dong will talk about his book over some cocktails!

(via hanaliburlesque)