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Dita Von Teese: The Modern Day Queen of Burlesque

Dita Von Teese: The Modern Day Queen of Burlesque

Often referred to as the “Queen of Burlesque,” Dita Von Teese was born as Heather Renee Sweet on September 28, 1972 in Rochester, Michigan. She was the middle daughter, and her father worked at a company that made...

Bettie Paige: A Burlesque Pioneer

Bettie Paige: A Burlesque Pioneer

Betty Mae Paige was the second of six children born to humble beginnings in Nashville, Tennessee on April, 22, 1923. She spent her childhood helping to care for her younger siblings and performing household chores. After her parents...

Burlesque: A History Lesson

Burlesque: A History Lesson

The art of burlesque has long been a source of intrigue and continues to draw in a diverse and expanding audience. The word’s meaning has transformed greatly since its origins in literary history dating back about 700 years...

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