Irma The Body (aka. Mary Goodneighbor)
A shot from one of Irma’s final promotional photo series.. She retired from show business at the end of 1968, and went back to school to graduate college.. Eventually, she became a registered nurse and worked at a number of medical centers in Texas..
Russian curvy burlesque performers: Alice Shpiller & Miss Cherry Voice
Sinner Saint Burlesque’s narrative cabaret experience, REVOLUTION,is a forcible overthrow of repressive sexual ideologies. Our sisters in struggle will teach you the art of erotic resistance. Join us and establish your own liberated libidinal governance. Viva la Vulva! Libertease and justice for all!
photo of Daddy le Déviant by Rachel Robinson
Laverie Vallee (July 18, 1875 – February 6, 1949), best known by her stage name Charmion, was a Sacramento born trapeze artist who possessed strength and a physique most men would be envious of. However, she was most well known for her risqué striptease performances.
The act opened with Charmion taking the stage in full Victorian attire. She would then mount the trapeze and proceed to undress to her leotard while performing impressive and strength-dependant stunts. The act was incredibly impressive and provocative for the era. However, the controversy created by her performances did not prevent the formulation of a devoted, and mostly male, fan base.
One of her greatest fans was Thomas Edison. As a result of that adoration, on November 11, 1901 Charmion committed a simplified version of her act to film for Edison. The film, simply entitled ‘Trapeze Disrobing Act’ focused more on the erotic aspect of the performance, though a few remarkable feats of strength are featured.
Lady Godiva (Frances DuBey): Vintage 8x10 of Lady Godiva and her stallion, who assisted with the removal of her clothing during her act.
Our mascot gal Angie Bee sure loves to show off her many stripes of nerdery! Here are button designs for our upcoming British Invasion show, designed by Victoria Serket, and being assembled AS WE SPEAK by our good friend Eri at Geekbadge.ca. Get ‘em while they’re hot (which is to say, Friday the 23rd)!
Amazing new versions of our logo lady, Angie Bee.