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Blaize of glory

BY Claire Hamilton in Arts

The art of burlesque's been enjoying a revival in the US for years - but do you know where it all began? Britain's answer to Dita Von Teese - Immodesty Blaize - is about to tell us in a brand new feature film coming to these shores in March. Burlesque Undressed opens a window into the glamorous world of the showgirl, and features interviews with artistes from the 1950s and 1960s, including Dixie Evans (who was known as 'The Marilyn Monroe of Burlesque'). Read More
Live in the San Pedro area and looking for something cool to do?  Well check out this cool show…30 Years of Pin-Up 1927 - 1957 Fashion Show at the Historic Warner Grand Theatre on Sunday, January 24, 2010, which is being presented by the Art Deco Society of Los Angeles and the Grand Vision Foundation. The event starts at 5pm and guests will be treated to an elegant silhouette fashion show with live piano music (pretty swank!)  They will also experience a projection behind models showing the art of 8 of the most famous Pin-up artist from the 20s through the 50s. Read More

One Man Show

BY Intern Leala in Arts

Come on down and see one of NYC’s well loved “downtown darlings”!  World Famous *BOB* puts on a “one man show” at Joe’s Pub on Sunday, January 24th about a girl*who had to become a drag queen*to learn how to become a woman. Read More
To all you West Coasters!  This Thursday, January 14 at 7:30 p.m. American Cinematheque at the Egyptian Theatre Presents its 5th Annual Focus on Female Directors.  This event features short films from cinema pioneers, Oscar nominees, documentary filmmakers, international award winners, and some of the brightest upcoming artists emerging from the festival circuit. Included in the set is Jane Campion’s “Peel”(a.k.a. "An Exercise in Discipline"). Read More
    Julie Newmar will forever be known as Catwoman - a sultry villian on the campy 1960s Batman tv show. Like another version of Emma Peel,  Catwoman was swathed in black leather bodysuits with a luscious mane of hair. Not to mention, the cat ears.    She purred, she plotted, and she was the bad chick. Meow.   It's no surprise Ms. Newmar attained cult status with this role and stroked a few young minds as a result. As one thing naturally leads to another - Ms. Newmar is working on a book of first fantasies, on julienewmarwrites. Read More