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Dita: Stripteese

Dita: Stripteese

  • Author: Dita Von Teese,Sheryl Nields
  • Publisher: Harper Collins
  • ISBN: 006176311X
  • Category: Art
  • Page: 256
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Famed photographer Sheryl Nields brings burlesque superstar Dita Von Teese to life in a series of flip books that capture the dancer′s most intimate performances. A perfect collectible book for fans of Dita, classic burlesque devotees, or for anyone who loves a playful and beautifully packaged book, DITA: STRIPTEASE is an exquisite visual tribute to this one-of-a-kind performer, featuring three of her most beloved dances: Martini Glass Show: Performed all over the world, the martini glass show is Dita′s most famous burlesque act. Featuring her in her "Diamonds in the Buff" costume, Dita performs a traditional striptease that culminates with her bathing herself in an oversize martini glass, complete with olive sponge. Bird of Paradise Show: Inside a posh gilded Victorian birdcage, burlesque′s brightest star reinvents the classic feather fan dance with two lush oversize feather fans of exotic, rare magenta pheasant feathers. In an extraordinary costume of beautifully curved feathers, Dita spins around on her golden perch, and treats audiences to an unforgettable wet and wild finale as sparkling water showers over her body. Classic Striptease: This striptease features Dita dressed in a vintage suit complete with a veiled hat, seamed stockings, and sky-high stilettos. Audiences get a glimpse into Dita′s personal wardrobe-and what she reveals underneath it!

Your Beauty Mark

Your Beauty Mark

The Ultimate Guide to Eccentric Glamour

  • Author: Dita Von Teese
  • Publisher: HarperCollins
  • ISBN: 0062465945
  • Category: Health & Fitness
  • Page: 400
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From burlesque show to fashion runway, magazine cover to Internet video, fashion icon and “burlesque superheroine” (Vanity Fair) Dita Von Teese has undergone more strokes of red lipstick, bursts of hair spray, boxes of blue-black hair dye and pats of powder in a month than a drag queen could dream of in a lifetime. Whether she’s dazzling audiences swirling in a towering martini glass in Swarovski-covered pasties and stilettos or sparking camera flashes on the red carpet, one reality is constant: for this self-styled star, beauty is an art. Now, for the first time in her Technicolor career, Dita divulges the beauty wisdom that keeps her on international best-dressed lists and high-profile fashion show rosters in this illustration and photography-filled opus. In Your Beauty Mark: The Ultimate Guide to Eccentric Glamour, Dita and co-writer Rose Apodaca take you through every step of Dita’s glamour arsenal, and includes friends—masters in makeup, hair, medicine, and exercise as well as some of the world’s most eccentric beauties—for authoritative advice. This 400-page book is packed with sound nutrition and exercise guidance, skincare and scent insight, as well as accessible techniques for creating bombshell hairstyles and makeup looks. Among the hundreds of lavish color photographs, instructive step-by-step images and original illustrations by Adele Mildred, this inspiring resource shares the skills, history, and lessons you need to enhance your individual gifts and realize your own beauty mark.

Burlesque and the Art of the Teese/Fetish and the Art of the Teese

Burlesque and the Art of the Teese/Fetish and the Art of the Teese

  • Author: Dita Von Teese
  • Publisher: It Books
  • ISBN: 9780060591670
  • Category: Art
  • Page: 272
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On one side, Dita Von Teese shares the beauty of the burlesque world, with bubblegum dreams and show tunes to strip to. Flip over for fantasies in fetish with dramatic costumes and the allure of submission. Burlesque and the Art of the Teese "I advocate glamour. Every day. Every minute." I'm a good dancer and a nice girl, but I'm a great showgirl. I sell, in a word, magic. Burlesque is a world of illusion and dreams and of course, the striptease. Whether I am bathing in my martini glass, riding my sparkling carousel horse, or emerging from my giant gold powder compact, I live out my most glamorous fantasies by bringing nostalgic imagery to life. Let me show you my world of gorgeous pin-ups, tantalizing stripteases, and femmes fatales. I'll give you a glimpse into my life, but a lady never reveals all. Fetish and the Art of the Teese You may have come for the fetish. Or you may just be sneaking a peek at this mysterious and peculiar other side. No matter what you've come for, there is something for you to indulge in. My world of fetish may not be the one that you would expect. As a burlesque performer, I entice my audience, bringing their minds closer and closer to sex and then -- as good temptress must -- snatching it away. As a fetish star, I apply the same techniques. . . . An opera-length kid leather glove, a strict wasp waist, an impossibly high patent leather heel, a severely painted red lip. . . . Come with me into my world of decadent fetishism.

Burlesque: A Living History (Hardback)

Burlesque: A Living History (Hardback)

  • Author: Jane Briggeman
  • Publisher: BearManor Media
  • ISBN: 9781593938727
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 444
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This book captures the spirit of a unique art form through hundreds of photographs and stories from many who were a part of America's most colorful past, highlighting the careers and contributions of selected artists, many of whom were the nuts and bolts of the industry. It also acknowledges some of the young performers of today who are working to remember the days of old.

Vintage Dita

Vintage Dita

  • Author: Peter W. Czernich
  • Publisher: Skylight Editions
  • ISBN: 9783037665909
  • Category: Photography
  • Page: 125
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Vogue magazine named her the queen of the burlesque revival, and Vanity Fair calls her a burlesque superheroine. She's integral to the underground fetish scene, yet she's front and center at every buzzed-about fashion show. Today's Bettie Page has transcended such cultural barriers with her astonishing grace, class, and artistry. This timeless vintage portfolio shows Dita von Teese when her rise to celebrity status was just a heartbeat away. Revealing a side to Dita that is well-known to the public, this book explores her fetish for corsets (she has more than 100 tailor-made ones) and her fetish for shoes (“I never leave home without my high heels on”), as well as other fetishes such as bondage and latex. The stunning front cover image of the 25th issue of Marquis magazine is included, featuring Dita painted from top to toe in silver. These stylish, sultry images are a fitting tribute to the early modeling days of a truly smart and sexy icon.

Pretty Things

Pretty Things

The Last Generation of American Burlesque Queens

  • Author: Liz Goldwyn
  • Publisher: It Books
  • ISBN: 9780062011817
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 304
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Liz Goldwyn's lifelong fascination with the inimitable glamour of classic burlesque inspired her to spend the past eight years corresponding with, visiting, interviewing, receiving striptease lessons from, and forming close relationships with the last generation of the great American burlesque queeens. Goldwyn invites us to step back into an era when the hourglass figure was in vogue and striptease was a true art form. Meet Betty "Ball of Fire" Rowland, who was known for her flaming red hair and bump–and–grind routines. (It turns out she once sued the author's grandfather, Samuel Goldwyn Jr., for using her stage name and costume in his Hollywood picture, Ball of Fire.) Meet Sherry Britton, who, with her long black hair and curvy, trim physique, was among the most stunning of the burlesque stars before Mayor LaGuardia outlawed burlesque in New York. Meet Zorita, whose sexually explicit "Consummation of the Wedding of the Snake" dance (performed with a live snake) and other daring performances earned her legendary status. Goldwyn draws back the curtain to reveal the personal journeys of yesteryear's icons of female sexuality and power, restoring their legacy to an age that has all but forgotten them–despite today's resurgence of burlesque.

The Burlesque Handbook

The Burlesque Handbook

  • Author: Jo Weldon
  • Publisher: Harper Collins
  • ISBN: 0061997005
  • Category: Performing Arts
  • Page: 272
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“Jo Weldon is the gold-standard for New Burlesque. I am proud to call her my friend, and unashamed to admit she’s my idol.” — Lily Burana, author of Strip City: A Stripper's Farewell Journey Across America From one of the stars of the New Burlesque scene, Jo Weldon, comes a definitive, easy-to-use, and indispensable guide to the art form, with a foreword by superstar comedian and burlesque enthusiast Margaret Cho. Fans of Dita Von Teese—as well as performers of every stripe—will love the helpful advice and feisty attitude of The Burlesque Handbook.

Burlesque In a Nutshell - Girls, Gimmicks & Gags

Burlesque In a Nutshell - Girls, Gimmicks & Gags

  • Author: Dusty Sage
  • Publisher: BearManor Media
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Performing Arts
  • Page: N.A
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Peek behind Minsky’s marquees into the personal and effervescent lives of the stars of Burlesque. Glimpse up close the intimate stories of strippers and comics, and their friendships, confidences, heartbreaks,laughter, and strange quirks. Burlesque grew out of London’s music halls and early American minstrel shows to become an integral part of show business. Burlesque launched many talented, well-known comedians, such as Fanny Brice, Eddie Cantor, Bert Lahr, Milton Berle, Lou Costello, Jack Haley, Sid Caesar, Danny Kaye, Ted Healy, Morey Amsterdam, Red Buttons, Jackie Gleason, Bob Hope, and Phil Silvers. Star strippers included Sally Rand, Gypsy Rose Lee, Tempest Storm, Lili St. Cyr, Blaze Starr, Ann Corio, and Margie Hart. Discover how a tasteful tease, a wink, and a wiggle made audiences howl at the zany antics of baggy-pants comics. Illustrated.

Behind the Burly Q

Behind the Burly Q

The Story of Burlesque in America

  • Author: Leslie Zemeckis
  • Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.
  • ISBN: 1629148687
  • Category: Performing Arts
  • Page: 384
  • View: 7904
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“A well-researched, intimate portrait of burlesque and the women who teased and seduced their ways into the hearts of the American public” (Nancy Powell). Burlesque was one of America’s most popular forms of live entertainment in the first half of the twentieth century. Gaudy, bawdy, and spectacular, the shows entertained thousands of paying customers every night of the week. And yet the legacy of burlesque is often vilified, misunderstood, and left out of the history books. Behind the Burly Q is a painstakingly researched love letter to the women and men who once made up the community of burlesque. Its dish on backstage rivalries and treasure trove of vintage photographs is enough to make historians and fans of classic erotica swoon. The personal and surprising stories of the women and men who lived it—through their own salty reminiscences—reveal the true story of the golden age of burlesque, even as it experiences a new renaissance. “This rich history, rife with vibrant quotes and first-hand insights from burlesque’s biggest dancers, is indispensable for fans of the ribald pastime.” —Publishers Weekly “An affectionate and historically valuable document of an intriguing, little-served corner of American entertainment.” —Kirkus Reviews “Utterly entertaining . . . Insightful, fascinating.” —Ernest Hardy, The Village Voice “Charming . . . The present-day interviews with these women are a delight and also poignant, partly because of the contrast between their older and younger selves, though mostly because of the lives they lived.” —Manohla Dargis, The New York Times

Bunny Yeager's Darkroom

Bunny Yeager's Darkroom

Pinup Photography's Golden Era

  • Author: Bunny Yeager,Petra Mason
  • Publisher: Rizzoli International Publications
  • ISBN: 0847838552
  • Category: Photography
  • Page: 256
  • View: 1971
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Gathers iconic images snapped by the most prominent female pinup photographer of the 1950s, including the shot of a scantily-clad Bettie Page in a Santa hat that catapulted both women to fame.

The Little Book of Bettie

The Little Book of Bettie

Taking a Page from the Queen of Pinups

  • Author: Tori Rodriguez
  • Publisher: Running Press Adult
  • ISBN: 0762491507
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 208
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A lifestyle guide inspired by the Queen of Pinups -- Bettie Page -- The Little Book of Bettie offers real advice on fashion, makeup, fitness, and more for today's modern woman who loves a little dose of retro. The celebrated Queen of Pinups styled her own iconic hair, did her own makeup, fashioned her own swimsuits, and was ahead of her time in endless ways, making her a source of inspiration to stars like Madonna, Beyoncé, and Katy Perry. Against the backdrop of the conservative 1950s, Bettie Page was an advocate of pleasure, fun, liberation, and body-positivity. There's so much to be learned from her! Within The Little Book of Bettie you'll find: Bettie's remarkable backstory Retro fashion and styling tips Vintage hair and makeup lessons Bettie-inspired fitness routines DIY pinup accessory how-tos Advice from "Bettie Babes" like Dita Von Teese, modern-day pinups and entertainers, and everyday women who love Bettie! Filled with both color and black-and-white images, The Little Book of Bettie is a beautifully gifty, celebratory look at the groundbreaking style of one of the greatest icons of pop culture.

Horrible Prettiness

Horrible Prettiness

Burlesque and American Culture

  • Author: Robert C. Allen
  • Publisher: Univ of North Carolina Press
  • ISBN: 0807860085
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 382
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Robert Allen's compelling book examines burlesque not only as popular entertainment but also as a complex and transforming cultural phenomenon. When Lydia Thompson and her controversial female troupe of "British Blondes" brought modern burlesque to the United States in 1868, the result was electric. Their impertinent humor, streetwise manner, and provocative parodies of masculinity brought them enormous popular success--and the condemnation of critics, cultural commentators, and even women's rights campaigners. Burlesque was a cultural threat, Allen argues, because it inverted the "normal" world of middle-class social relations and transgressed norms of "proper" feminine behavior and appearance. Initially playing to respectable middle-class audiences, burlesque was quickly relegated to the shadow-world of working-class male leisure. In this process the burlesque performer "lost" her voice, as burlesque increasingly revolved around the display of her body. Locating burlesque within the context of both the social transformation of American theater and its patterns of gender representation, Allen concludes that burlesque represents a fascinating example of the potential transgressiveness of popular entertainment forms, as well as the strategies by which they have been contained and their threats defused.

Working Girls

Working Girls

  • Author: Robert Flynn Johnson
  • Publisher: Glitterati Editions
  • ISBN: 9781943876587
  • Category: Photography
  • Page: 240
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What started out as a simple trip to apostcard fair turned into a lifelong investigation for author Robert FlynnJohnson. Captivated by the beauty and originality of a group ofnineteenth-century photographs of women, he had to know more. Now, nearly a decade after his firstencounter with the images, Johnson has uncovered more than two hundred vintagephotographs of women who lived and worked at a brothel in Reading,Pennsylvania, circa 1892. Taken by commercial photographer William Goldman, thephotographs paint a full picture of the environment that the womeninhabited--from inside the brothel, posing artistically for the camera, to theiroff-duty routines, such as reading, smoking, and bathing. Never-beforepublished and taken two decades before the famous E. J. Bellocq photographs ofprostitutes in Storyville in New Orleans circa 1913, these beautifully producedphotographs are only now seeing the light of day. Johnson uses these photographs to detailtheir aesthetic, historical, and sociological importance in the history ofphotography, examining them alongside paintings and photographs by such artistsas Degas, Picasso, Atget, and more. Accompanied by essays from Professor RuthRosen and Dennita Sewell that provide an insightful historical overview ofthese images in context of the period in which they were taken and a foreword fromfamed burlesque dancer Dita Von Teese, this volume provides a personal visualrecord of lives of these women while also offering a deeper understanding ofthe Working Girls that existed morethan 120 years ago.

The Bare Truth-- Stars of Burlesque of the '40s and '50s

The Bare Truth-- Stars of Burlesque of the '40s and '50s

  • Author: Len Rothe
  • Publisher: Schiffer Pub Limited
  • ISBN: 9780764306037
  • Category: Performing Arts
  • Page: 112
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Len Rothe has again pulled from his collection of original photographs of entertainers this delightful selection of over 100 images of Burlesque stars. Together with a revealing text that introduces burlesque to today's new audience, these photographs retain the surprise and teasing elements that endeared the dancers on stage in the heydays of burlesque shows.

The Mountain of Precious Stones

The Mountain of Precious Stones

Ratanakiri, Cambodia : Essays in Social Anthropology

  • Author: Frédéric Bourdier
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Ethnology
  • Page: 236
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Fierce

Fierce

The History of Leopard Print

  • Author: Jo Weldon
  • Publisher: HarperCollins
  • ISBN: 0062692968
  • Category: Design
  • Page: 232
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In this lush compendium illustrated with full-color images, the author of The Burlesque Handbook chronicles the history of one of the world’s most beloved fashion patterns—leopard print—celebrating its beauty and place in couture, and the women who have dared to wear it. In nature, the distinctive markings on big cats served as camouflage, helping them to blend into their surroundings when hunting prey. Unlike these magnificent predators, humans have donned this distinctive animal pattern to be noticed; leopard print demands an audience. Jo Weldon, an expert in the world of burlesque, reveals how this sexy, playful, decadent, and vibrant pattern once reserved for royalty came into vogue and became a staple of fashion. With the revolution in technology and the rise of mass production in the early 1900s, textiles could be produced quickly and inexpensively, transforming every industry. Couture experienced a creative awakening: colors, prints, and patterns never seen before became ubiquitous. A greater freedom of choice in ready-to-wear clothing gave women the opportunity to express themselves in new styles. From its inception in textile, leopard print—long used as a symbol of a warrior’s power or a ruler’s wealth—became a sensation, adopted by daring trendsetters and members of the avant-garde, including film stars and celebrities such as Carole Lombard and Josephine Baker, who walked her pet Cheetah, Chiquita, on a diamond-encrusted leash. The desire for leopard print continues today as Nicki Minaj, Rihanna and other stars flaunt their feline-inspired spots on film and stage, the catwalk and the red carpet. With a lively narrative, informative sidebars, and stunning images, Fierce is a must have collection for designers and fashionistas of all kinds.

Burlesque

Burlesque

Exotic Dancers of the 50s and 60s

  • Author: Judson Rosebush
  • Publisher: Schiffer Pub Limited
  • ISBN: 9780764336676
  • Category: Performing Arts
  • Page: 200
  • View: 1699
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Presented here are 125 burlesque queens and belly dancing stars from the 1950s and 1960s portrayed in 8" x 10" glossy "booking photos." These attention-grabbing and sometimes startling photos are the publicity shots that dancers handed out to booking agents, managers, theaters, press, and fans. The stars include Crystal Blue, Toni Rose "The Glow Girl," Bella Dona, Marlo Brando, Sunny Day "The Butterfly Goddess," Dixie Evans "The Marilyn Monroe of Burlesque," Lala Jazir, and Dusty Summers "Las Vegas' Only Nude Magician." Learn a brief history of Burlesque and its performers in the transition from 1950s burlesque with live band, comic, and stripper scene to the 1960s go-go night clubs with scantily dressed dancers on pedestals and in cages.

The Queens of Burlesque

The Queens of Burlesque

Vintage Photographs of the 1940s and 1950s

  • Author: Len Rothe
  • Publisher: Schiffer Pub Limited
  • ISBN: 9780764304491
  • Category: Performing Arts
  • Page: 111
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For the first time, stunning images of the women of the burlesque stage are gathered together in one great volume. In period photographs the timeless beauty of those exotic women who titillated, teased, and sometimes tortured their audiences is captured and celebrated. These memorable images make it clear that, when it comes to a beautiful body and a gorgeous face, tastes change very little. And just as in the past, the imagination is encouraged to run wild and ponder what might have been. This is a book to relax with and enjoy over and over again. Its rich, nostalgic view of a bygone era in American entertainment will please everyone, men and women alike. A "revealing" piece of Americana!

Charles Guyette

Charles Guyette

Godfather of American Fetish Art Expanded Photo Edition Vintage Fetish History, Irving Klaw, John Willie, Bettie Page

  • Author: Richard Prez Seves
  • Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
  • ISBN: 9781973773771
  • Category:
  • Page: 206
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Charles Guyette, the "G-string King," referenced in the film of Wonder Woman''s creator, Professor Marston and the Wonder Women, and costumer to Bettie Page, was the first person to produce and distribute fetish art in America. In 1935, he was arrested and sent to federal prison. But what should''ve been the end was just the beginning. Although rarely credited by name in his lifetime, he influenced everyone who would follow him, particularly the publishers Robert Harrison, John Willie, Irving Klaw, and Leonard Burtman. The aim of this book was to evoke the spirit of Guyette -- to collect surviving fragments of a decimated catalog largely by referencing vintage fetish publications from the 1930s through the 1980s and reconstruct a lost history. This portfolio of images is followed by biographical information seen nowhere else, and serves as a substantial introduction to the birth of American fetish art and the cultural impact of an unrecognized pioneer. ** 2018 Expanded Second Edition ** contains 25 additional pages, 30+ newly discovered, uniquely beautiful Guyette images. Many not seen in over 70 years. ====> Make this collection yours today! Reviews: "If New York collector, writer and fetish historian Richard Pérez Seves had not decided to assemble what he knew about Charles Guyette (along with a substantial selection of images) into this paperback, this influential forerunner of the genre''s better known exponents would have continued a lot longer as the great unsung hero of American fetish art." -- Tony Mitchell, thefetishistas.com "If you''re at all a fan of fetish art ... then this book will be right up your alley." -- kinkweekly.com "I''ve often cited John Willie''s gals as my biggest fashion inspiration but I''ll have to start tipping my hat to Guyette as well." -- Dita Von Teese ” "Peek Inside" with Dita Von Teese (copy & paste) ” instagram.com/p/BbC7Aw8BjRW ” "Peek Inside" NEW Edition (copy & paste) ” fethistory.blogspot.com/p/blog-page.html From the Author: "Fetish art (although the word "fetish" was not used in those days as that term came into fashion in a non-clinical way in the 1970s) was about testing the boundaries of freedom. Some of it had to do with unconventional sexual expression ... but more of it had to do with fashion because of how identity and gender are connected to what we wear. Charles Guyette was a sexual fantasist, who earned his living as a costumer. He sold photos of his "costume studies" on the sly. He produced custom-made high-heel boots and shoes, sold corsets, opera gloves, and other eccentric accessories. He understood the transformative power of clothing, particularly "bizarre" and theatrical fashion. He is also referenced in the new film on Wonder Woman''s creator, Professor Marston and the Wonder Women, as the costumer for Wonder Woman''s real life inspiration, Olive Byrne. * * * * About the author: He is also the author of the upcoming hardcover illustrated fetish art history and biography, Eric Stanton & the History of the Bizarre Underground. =============== Available now on Amazon for pre-order =============== Tags: Charles Guyette, the "G-string King," vintage fetish, fetish fashion, Yva Richard, Weimar, John Willie, Irving Klaw, Eric Stanton, Professor Marston and the Wonder Women, The Secret History of Wonder Woman, My Beauty Mark, Burlesque and The Art of The Teese, high-heel shoes, boots, corsets, Dita Von Teese, Bettie Page: Queen of Curves, Bettie Page Reveals All, Voluptuous Panic, Vivian Maier, Annie Leibovitz, Jill Lepore, Horizontal Collaboration, Weimar Republic books, The Erotic World of Weimar Berlin, London Life