In our ongoing Q&A series --"The Candy Gram"-- we ask the same quirky questions of burlesque's various performers. If you want to be added to the mix, drop us a line at kellydinardo AT gmail DOT com. Today, say hello to California's Scarlett Letter.
What is your hometown?
Wells, NV. I'm currently in the greater Los Angeles Metroplitan area, because LA is much bigger than LA.
How long have you been interested in burlesque/performing?
About 13 years. It started with a school paper and a lack of information, and turned into a cumalative outlet for many different aspects of my personality
How many pairs of pasties do you own?
10 and counting
What are your three favorite songs to perform to?
Anything live, and whatever my newest routine is. Right now that is Love For Sale by Ella Fitzgerald.
What three items could you not live without as a performer?
Chopsticks, Stillettoes and glitter
Who had the biggest influence on your career?
My friend Monique Parent and the wonderful girls I work with now
Who is your favorite burly queen?
Lily Christine and Gypsy Rose Lee
What is your favorite item of clothing?
What's the last movie you saw?
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix and The Rocky Horror Picture Show for the umpteenth time
What's on your must-see-TV list?
Dr. Who, M.A.S.H. reruns and Doby Gillis if anyone will ever air it
What book is on your nightstand?
Knife of Dreams by Robert Jordan, American Gods by Neil Gaiman and the complete works of Edgar Allan Poe
If you could go anywhere for vacation, where would you go?
Western Europe on a geneology quest
If you could have any superpower, which one would you want? Why?
Spin straw into gold, I don't mind working for my money, I just wish that I could earn it a llittle faster, and that it was worth more on the market, because what money can't fix, it can buy me the time to fix.
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