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    • Burlesque

    • Burlesque is a literary, dramatic or musical work intended to cause laughter by caricaturing the manner or spirit of serious works, or by ludicrous treatment of their subjects. The word derives from the Italian burlesco, which, in turn, is derived from the Italian burla – a joke, ridicule or mockery. Burlesque ov ... Read »


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    • Neo-Burlesque

    • Neo-Burlesque, or New Burlesque, is the revival and updating of the traditional American burlesque performance. Though based on the traditional Burlesque art, the new form encompasses a wider range of performance styles; neo-burlesque acts can range from anything from classic striptease to modern dance to theatrical mi ... Read »


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    • Victorian burlesque

    • Victorian burlesque, sometimes known as travesty or extravaganza, is a genre of theatrical entertainment that was popular in Victorian England and in the New York theatre of the mid 19th century. It is a form of parody in which a well-known opera or piece of classical theatre or ballet is adapted into a broad comic pla ... Read »


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    • American burlesque

    • American burlesque is a genre of variety show. Derived from elements of Victorian burlesque, music hall and minstrel shows, burlesque shows in America became popular in the 1860s and evolved to feature ribald comedy (lewd jokes) and female striptease. By the early 20th century, burlesque in America was presented as a p ... Read »


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    • Behind the Burly Q

    • Behind the Burly Q

      Behind the Burly Q is a 2010 film documentary examining at the golden age of American burlesque in the first half of the 20th century. This documentary film about the heyday of burlesque includes interviews with exotic dancers of the time April March, Lorraine Lee, Taffy O’Neill, Blaze Starr, Tempest Storm, a ... Read »


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    • Burlesque Hall of Fame

    • The Burlesque Hall of Fame is the name of the burlesque museum located on Fremont Street in Downtown Las Vegas. Formerly known as Exotic World, the museum historically was located on the site of an abandoned goat farm in Helendale, California. The museum documents the history of American burlesque from its 19th-century ... Read »


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    • Casino Theatre (Toronto)

    • The Casino Theatre was a live theatre, in Toronto, at 87 Queen Street -- the current site of Nathan Phillips Square. The structure was designed by architects Kaplan & Sprachman, who designed 21 other theatres in Toronto, and 48 elsewhere in Canada, was opened in 1936, and demolished in 1960. It seated almost 1,200 pat ... Read »


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    • Columbia Amusement Company

    • Columbia Amusement Company

      The Columbia Amusement Company, also called the Columbia Wheel or the Eastern Burlesque Wheel, was an industry organization that arranged burlesque company bookings in American theaters between 1902 and 1927. The burlesque companies would travel in succession round a "wheel" of theaters, ensuring steady employment for ... Read »


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    • Columbia Theatre (New York City)

    • Columbia Theatre

      The Columbia Theatre was an American burlesque theatre on Seventh Avenue in New York, adjacent to Times Square, operated by the Columbia Amusement Company between 1910 and 1927. It specialized in "clean", family-oriented burlesque, similar to vaudeville. Many stars of the legitimate theater or of films were discovered ... Read »


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    • Burlesque (compilation album)

    • Burlesque (compilation album)

      Burlesque: Seriously Good Music is a compilation album of eclectic and quirky contemporary burlesque and neo-burlesque performers from around the world, released in 2007. It was assembled by CM Murphy, manager of INXS and founder of Petrol Records. The album was released on compact disc by Petrol and EMI America Record ... Read »


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    • Dora Dean

    • Dora Dean

      Dora Dean (c.1872 – 1949) was an African-American vaudeville dancer and entertainer. Dean was part of one of the most popular vaudeville acts of the pre-World War I period. She was best known for popularizing the cakewalk dance internationally, with her husband and dance partner Charles E. Johnson, as part of the ... Read »


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    • Dr Sketchy's Anti-Art School



    • Great Canadian Burlesque

    • Great Canadian Burlesque is the longest running burlesque monthly in Toronto and founder of the Canadian Burlesque Hall of Fame. Notable performers who have been on Great Canadian Burlesque stages are Tempest Storm, April March, Amber Ray, and two winners of Miss Exotic World Pageant, Roxi Dlite and Indigo Blue. Great ... Read »


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    • Guerrilla burlesque

    • Guerrilla Burlesque has become a part of San Francisco burlesque culture since 2005. "Guerrilla Burlesque" occurs when a burlesque act happens spontaneously at a show or when burlesque performers descend upon a show to which they were uninvited, thereby finding their way onto the stage. The term was coined in the summe ... Read »


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    • Helsinki Burlesque Festival

    • The Helsinki Burlesque Festival is an annual burlesque festival held in Helsinki, Finland, in late winter every year. The festival was started in 2008 by the Hulapirates Team (Bettie Blackheart, Frank Doggenstein and Kiki Hawaiji). Since 2010, the festival has been produced by Bettie Blackheart and Frank Doggenstein fr ... Read »


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    • Isidore Herk

    • Isidore H. Herk (or Isadore, Izzy; 1882 – 5 July 1944) was a burlesque manager who played a major role in the evolution of this entertainment before World War II. His show at the Gaiety Theatre, closed in 1941, was the last burlesque show on Broadway. Herk was born around 1880. Herk's first job was treasurer ... Read »


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    • Hubba Hubba Revue

    • The Hubba Hubba Revue is a San Francisco-based neo-burlesque and variety show which opened in September 2006 and continues with weekly and monthly shows in San Francisco and Oakland. There are three versions of the show, all called The Hubba Hubba Revue. The main show is staged monthly on second Fridays at "DNA Lo ... Read »


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    • Irving Place Theatre

    • The Irving Place Theatre was located at the southwest corner of Irving Place and East 15th Street in the Union Square neighborhood of Manhattan, New York City. Built in 1888, it served as a German language theatre, a Yiddish theatre, a burlesque house, a union meeting hall, a legitimate theatre and a movie theatre. It ... Read »


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    • Sam T. Jack

    • Sam T. Jack

      Sam T. Jack (31 December 1852 – 1899), a burlesque impresario, was a pioneer of the African-American vaudeville industry in the USA with his Creole Burlesque Show. He was also known for staging increasingly risqué shows in Chicago, where young women appeared wearing only skin-colored tights. Sam T. Jack wa ... Read »


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    • King of Burlesque

    • King of Burlesque

      King of Burlesque is a 1936 musical film about a former burlesque producer played by Warner Baxter who moves into a legitimate theatre and does very well, until he marries a socialite. Sammy Lee received an Academy Award nomination for the now dead category of Best Dance Direction at the 8th Academy Awards. The fi ... Read »


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    • Kiss Kiss Cabaret

    • The Kiss Kiss Cabaret is a live weekly variety show presenting vaudeville and neo-burlesque on Friday nights at the Uptown Broadway Building in Chicago, IL. The Kiss Kiss Cabaret started as a Halloween burlesque called "Peek-A-Boo" in 2009 at The Greenhouse Theater Center. Created by Jenn A. Kincaid and Chris O. B ... Read »


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    • Lesburlesque

    • Lesburlesque

      Lesburlesque is a British troupe of over thirty burlesque performers that perform on the cabaret circuit. They are notable for being the first and only burlesque troupe in the UK that performs lesbian burlesque. Following on from the success of Los Angeles-based girl band and dance troupe, the Pin Up Girls, Lesburlesqu ... Read »


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    • List of Burlesque festivals

    • This is a list of Burlesque and Boylesque festivals that occur each year or has occurred in the past, grouped by geographic area. Founded by Lady Myosotis, burlesque performer since 2008 and director of the cabaret burlesque troupe : Lisbon Underground Burlesque The festival is based in the beautiful capital o ... Read »


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    • Lucha VaVoom

    • Lucha VaVOOM is a lucha libre and Burlesque professional wrestling promotion based in Los Angeles, California. Founded in 2003. Lucha VaVOOM at Big Day Out, 2013 Roster Adam rose Bobby Jones ... Read »


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    • Minsky's Burlesque


    • Miss Exotic World Pageant

    • The Miss Exotic World Pageant (officially, the Miss Exotic World Pageant and Striptease Reunion) is an annual neo-burlesque pageant and convention, and is the annual showcase event (and fundraiser for) the Burlesque Hall of Fame (formerly the Exotic World burlesque museum). The pageant, sometimes referred to as the "Mi ... Read »


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    • Movie Star News

    • Movie Star News was a NYC landmark and is a collection of vintage pin-up, bondage, and Hollywood publicity photos amassed over the course of 73 years by Irving Klaw, his sister Paula Klaw and nephew Ira Kramer– nearly 3 million images and 250,000 negatives, including 1,500 prints of Bettie Page, known as the queen ... Read »


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    • New Orleans Burlesque Festival

    • The New Orleans Burlesque Festival is an annual, three-day, burlesque festival held in New Orleans. The festival was founded in 2009 and is held in mid-to-late September. ... Read »


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    • New York Burlesque Festival

    • New York Burlesque Festival

      The New York Burlesque Festival is an annual four-day event that takes place in New York City each fall. The festival premiered in 2003 and was founded by Jen Gapay of Thirsty Girl Productions along with Angie Pontani, Tara Pontani and Helen Pontani of The World Famous Pontani Sisters. The festival features over ... Read »


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    • Palace Theatre, Boston

    • The Palace Theatre (ca.1891-1931) of Boston, Massachusetts was a variety theatre on Court Street in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Acts which performed there included Rose Hill Folly Co., Clifford & Dixon, Murry & Murry, Behler & Stone, and the Adamless Eden Burlesquers. It also showed photo-plays such as The ... Read »


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    • Paris Theatre (Portland, Oregon)

    • Paris Theatre

      Paris Theatre, formerly Third Avenue Theatre and also known as Paris Theater or Ray's Paris Theatre, is an historic building in Portland, Oregon's Old Town Chinatown neighborhood, in the United States. The theatre was constructed in 1890 and opened as a burlesque house. It was later converted to a cinema, then a club a ... Read »


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    • Pinchbottom Burlesque

    • Pinchbottom is a theatrical burlesque company created by Jonny Porkpie and Nasty Canasta in 2004 and run by Porkpie since 2010. It is known for its brand of "theater-burlesque fusion" which presents "full-length comedic play[s] in which performers take their clothes off in every other scene.". The group was awarded t ... Read »


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    • Pustra/Vile-een's Vaudeville


    • Serpentine dance

    • The serpentine dance is a form of dance that was popular throughout the United States and Europe in the 1890s, becoming a staple of stage shows and early film. The Serpentine is an evolution of the skirt dance, a form of burlesque dance that had recently arrived in the United States from England. Skirt dancing was ... Read »


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    • La Soirée


    • Star Theater (Portland, Oregon)

    • Star Theater

      The Star Theater, formerly known as Princess Theatre and several other names, is a historic former silent film theater in Portland, Oregon, United States. The address was originally 9 Northwest Sixth Avenue, but since 2001 has been 13 Northwest Sixth Avenue. The theater operated as a film theater as well as a burlesque ... Read »


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    • Striptease

    • A striptease is an erotic or exotic dance in which the performer gradually undresses, either partly or completely, in a seductive and sexually suggestive manner. The person who performs a striptease is commonly known as a "stripper" or exotic dancer. In Western countries, the venues where stripteases are performed on ... Read »


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    • Theatre productions of Dan Leno

    • Dan Leno (20 December 1860 – 31 October 1904) was an English comedian and stage actor of the Victorian and Edwardian eras, famous for performing in music hall. As a child, he was known for his clog dancing, and in his teen years, he became the star of his family's music hall act throughout Britain. He was an in ... Read »


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    • Vancouver International Burlesque Festival

    • Vancouver International Burlesque Festival

      The Vancouver International Burlesque Festival is an annual four-day festival that takes place every spring in Vancouver, BC. The festival features burlesque performers, comedians and musicians. The 2017 festival showcases will be held at the Vancouver Playhouse (theatre venue) on March 31 & April 1, with Tit Talks at ... Read »


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    • Vedette (cabaret)

    • Vedette is a French word that is currently used to designate the main female artist of a show derived from the Cabaret and its different genres (Revue, Vaudeville, Music hall or Burlesque). The purpose of the vedette in the show of cabaret or nightclub is to entertain the public. The Vedette has to know how to sing, d ... Read »


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    • The Wam Bam Club

    • The Wam Bam Club is a glamorous cabaret and burlesque show, which runs twice a week. Every Friday night as Wam Bam Late at The Hippodrome, Leicester Square, London and every Saturday night as Wam Bam Riviera aboard the R. S. Hispaniola on the Embankment with host/curator Lady Alex and resident acts the Wam Bam Belles. ... Read »


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    • Waxie Moon

    • Waxie Moon is a documentary directed by Wes Hurley, centered on the gender-bending Juilliard-trained burlesque performer, Waxie Moon. The film captures the burgeoning and mostly-queer neo-burlesque community in Seattle in the 2000s. It features interviews with dozens of performers and artists, including the burlesque i ... Read »


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    • Windy City Burlesque Festival

    • The Windy City Burlesque Festival is an annual three-day event in Chicago, Illinois occurring each spring which features live burlesque performances by local and international artists. The mission of the festival is to celebrate the present, honor the past, and showcase the future of burlesque performance. The festiva ... Read »


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