Sunday, November 16, 2008

All The News That's Fit To Strip

The Daily Mail introduces readers to the new queens of burlesque, Chrys Columbine, Camille O’Sullivan, Roxy Velvet, Ivy Paige and Miss Behave.

"Much of the appeal of the burlesque world is the way the women used to dress in eras such as the 1950s," says Chrys Columbine, left,. "Women today dress in a much more relaxed fashion – in jeans and tracksuits – but I’ve always been drawn to older, glamorous stars such as Bettie Page. I love the effort they put into looking good."

Find out what draws the other women to burlesque here.

In other news ...

A Wink and a Smile steals the show at the Olympian film festival.

X-Rated!: The Power of Mythic Symbolism in Popular Culture tries to answer the question: "If pop culture is so crass and vulgar, why hasn't it disappeared? Is it because we secretly love vulgarity?"

Cointreau will launch a new burlesque-inspired cocktail at an exclusive event this Wednesday.

If you're in Los Angeles, catch Dita Von Teese, Ava Garter and Liz Goldwyn tonight at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art.

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