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 Tamara the Trapeze Lady
What is your hometown?
How long have you been interested in burlesque/performing?
Since I was about 5 years old. My mom was a fan of old classic movies and I loved the campy dance numbers.
How many pairs of pasties do you own?
30 or 40
What are your three favorite songs to perform to?
Woody Herman's Woodchopper's Ball, Ella Fitzgerald's Lucky So And So and Harlem Nocturne by anyone.
What three items could you not live without as a performer?
Spirit gum -- nothing else keeps pasties on while I'm on the trapeze -- my sewing kit and Swarovski rhinestones.
Who had the biggest influence on your career?
My mom. She was bellydancer in the 1970s.
Who is your favorite burly queen?
What is your favorite item of clothing?
My father's lingerie collection. Many pieces of which I wear in my act called "My Father's Lingerie"
What's the last movie you saw?
A documentary about fractiles the name of which I forget.
What book is on your nightstand?
I don't read anymore. I'm too busy sewing costumes and producing shows.
If you could go anywhere for vacation, where would you go?
The Belearic islands in Spain.
If you could have any superpower, which one would you want? Why?
I would command world peace, for obvious reasons.
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