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 Frankie Boudoir.
What is your hometown?
Long Beach, CA
How long have you been interested in burlesque/performing?
Since I danced swing at the Derby and discovered vintage lingerie circa '93 - those pre-Swingers days watching Royal Crown Revue in Hollywood.
How many pairs of pasties do you own?
I buy the plain ones in packs, and create em as needed based on outfit, gig, photo shoot coming up. I have about 20 (4 per pack) in stock. I have 4 currently made.
What are your three favorite songs to perform to?
One Hour Mama by Lavay Smith & her Red Hot Skillet Lickers
I Don't Know Enough About You by Miss Peggy Lee
The Party in Your Head by Reverend Horton Heat
What three items could you not live without as a performer?
Who had the biggest influence on your career?
Betty Page and an early Liz Taylor (sizzlin' smolderin' sexy!)
Who is your favorite burly queen?
Such a difficult question! I'm sticking with Betty Page.
What is your favorite item of clothing?
Favorite favorite? My first altered cincher. We got it from Sears, cut it, put in the bone and grommets and made it tie in the back.
What's the last movie you saw?
The Doorway to Hell
What's on your must-see-TV list?
Project Runway, Conan O'Brien, Mad Men
What book is on your nightstand?
My Journal. Love to write at night.
If you could go anywhere for vacation, where would you go?
If you could have any superpower, which one would you want? Why?
To be a Chameleon. Why? I love being able to experience as much of everything as possible, and to be limitless. If I were able to be a chameleon, I could move with anyone in any crowd and blend in.
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