Miriam Wasser/The Brooklyn Ink Miss Cherry Delight woke up one Saturday morning not long ago and knew she was no longer a princess. Her reign had
Check out this article about my friend Miss Cherry D’Lite about her reign as Miss Coney Island 2013.
Last week I had the absolute pleasure of having coffee with a personal burlesque idol of mine, Veronica Varlow, who told me about everything that’s going on in her life including the Revolver Kickstarter, her Burlesque career, her recent tour with Emilie Autumn, as well as any future plans. (This interview will be in two parts over the weekend).
Today the Revolver Kickstarter launched (http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/veronicavarlow/revolver-a-road-trip-romance-in-exile-feature-film) and on the very first day (and it’s only about 7:00pm, so the day isn’t even over) they have already made $22,000 of their $99,000 goal with another 28 days to go and I really couldn’t be happier for Veronica and Burke. Some of the prizes that are included in the Kickstarter are tarot readings, postcards from across the country, limited edition totes and T-shirts, costume pieces from the movie, as well as private lessons, songs, and artwork from artists and performers such as Molly Crabapple, Captain Maggots, and Jo “Boobs” Weldon.
“Revolver is a story about a cowboy who finds himself a thousand miles away from home in New York City and ends up picking up a showgirl who has hitched a ride and he promises her that he will get her to Vegas. And while they are on the road, her past comes up and puts them on the run and the whole entire premise is ‘how far would you go to keep your word?’”-Veronica Varlow
http://vimeo.com/17485967 (Check out the trailer here!)
The plan is to get this baby into theaters, film festivals, you name it. This has been a project years in the making and fans everywhere are showing their support through Team Revolver, the movie’s official street team.
“I am terrified, I am excited, I have no idea what’s going to happen and I’m hurling my body into the unknown and I’m just going for it because I have no other choice. This is my biggest dream in the world and I have to try.”-Veronica Varlow
Shooting will take place beginning of summer 2014 and the expenses will help bring a small crew cross country and other production costs. They will begin shooting in the west coast and make their way to the east to correspond with Emilie Autumn tour dates. Also to all of you Emilie Autumn fans, it’s been confirmed that Emilie Autumn WILL be in the movie as Veronica Varlow’s best friend.
Head over to Kickstarter and support Revolver!
Stripper JENNIE LEE , found on ebay at rainbowpinups
"Virginia Lee Hicks (October 23, 1928 – March 24, 1990), better known under her stage name, Jennie Lee, was an American stripper, burlesque entertainer, pinup model, and a minor role movie actress, who performed several striptease acts in nightclubs during the 1950s & 1960s.
Lee’s act centered on how fast she could get her pasties propellers to spin and how dizzy she could make the audience. Due to her figure (42D–26–37), Lee became known as “The Bazoom Girl” and “The Burlesque Version of Jayne Mansfiel”. By the early fifties, she broke into acting with minor roles in Peek-A-Boo (1953), Abandon (1958), Cold Wind in August (1961), and 3 Nuts in Search of a Bolt (1964) with Mamie Van Doren. Despite her ambitions of mainstream stardom, she found herself typecast in side roles, and never got her acting career off the ground.
In 1955, she helped start a union for dancers, The Exotic Dancers’ League of North America (or EDL), acting as the club’s first president. During this time in Los Angeles dancers’ pay rates were extremely low and the EDL helped fight these matters. Lee’s own salary was extremely low as well, and she was forced to live in run-down studio apartments. The dancer tried to keep this from her friends, claiming in a 1980s interview: “They would’ve thought I was a hooker for sure.” During her career Lee appeared on the cover of several magazines, including: Stare in 1954; Risk in 1957; Frolic in 1958, among many others. She wrote an article on herself for a 1955 spread in Modern Man. Besides her life as a stripper, Lee was a noted pinup throughout her career, but unlike her contemporaries, never posed nude.
As the years went by, the EDL became more of a social organization for retired dancers and collectible items associated in their acts. Lee gathered press pictures, gowns, pasties, and G-strings of burlesque dancers for the organization. The collection would became part of the Exotic World museum in Helendale, California, which was founded by Lee. By the late-1960s, an aging Lee lost interest in her own burlesque career. With her death at age 61 in 1990, fellow burlesque dancer, Dixie Evans, took over the Exotic World museum and has helped keep burlesque, Lee’s legacy and her own, alive.”
Naked Girls Reading: LONDON CALLING
Wednesday, October 16th at 9pm
at Under St Marks (94 St. Marks Pl, NYC)
Tickets & Info at www.NakedGirlsReadingNYC.com
Promotional video for a show that I was in tonight. I had such a great time and if you have a Naked Girls Reading near you, then GO TO IT.