After a two-year absence, Dita Von Teese finally returns to L.A. with a sold-out show at the Avalon last week. Blackbookmag.com reports:
"She did three sets — two of which she performs at the Crazy Horse in Paris: one set to her own remake of a Mae West tune, A Guy What Takes His Time that ended with her in a black bathtub giving herself a very luxurious bath; a second one put a twist on her classic martini glass act (it’s been altered to signify a Cointreau cocktail — they were the night’s sponsor). And her final act was brand new. It was dubbed "The Opium Den” and was set partially to the Cure’s Lullaby, and it featured an elaborate red and orange glowing "Oriental' set. "
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Dr. Lucky, professor at both New York University and the New York School of Burlesque, breaks down the fundamental differences between burlesque and conventional stripping.
Companies like Hendricks Gin hope to attract the art crowd by sponsoring such events as the New York Burlesque Festival, and most recently the Toronto Burlesque Festival this past weekend.