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 Satan's Angel, queen of the fire tassels.
What is your hometown?
San Francisco, CA.
How long have you been interested in burlesque/performing?
On and off for 47 years.
How many pairs of pasties do you own?
Approximately six pairs, which I had made in the 1960s. But I do make regular and fire pasties so I always have at least 25-50 pairs on hand at all times to sell on my Web site and EBay.
What are your three favorite songs to perform to?
Highway to Hell (ACDC)
Foreplay/Long Time (Boston)
Take Me To The Top (Loverboy)
And anything that's down white and dirty by Eric Claption
What three items could you not live without as a performer?
Being old, corset, bra, nylons! And undies of course.
Who had the biggest influence on your career?
Lili St. Cyr. Sexy but with class.
Gypsy Rose Lee. Brass and balls.
Mae West. Flashy, gaudy, rhinestone-y beaded gowns.
Ann Corio. Grace, style and walked like a queen.
Who is your favorite burly queen?
Past: Lili St. Cyr
Present: Michelle L'Amour
What is your favorite item of clothing?
Normal stuff -- jeans and high heels with one of my vintage furs. On Stage, my full huge negligee.
What's the last movie you saw?
The New Rambo
What's on your must-see-TV list?
Not a damn thing! I find TV boring unless it's an old movie.
What book is on your nightstand?
The Bible. Several to be exact.
If you could go anywhere for vacation, where would you go?
Any Pacific Island will do, mainly one that's not been civilized.
If you could have any superpower, which one would you want? Why?
Well, I've always loved our super-power comic strip heroes, but I'm not sure. Maybe X-Ray Vision so I could look through your dress. Oh! Hell, I don't know. What a crazy question!
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