Monthly Archives: August 2013

Scars Are Stripes

“I’m not just writing to horrify, I’m writing to disturb, excite and subvert. Those functions are best served by the clearest possible views of the imagined scenes. I never cut to the shadows – never cut away the moment of … Continue reading

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Burlesque History Lessons: As It Was In The Beginning

We all start somewhere. When I started collecting vintage books on burlesque it was first as a gift from a friend. He was a ragpicker of vintage clothes and furniture, and had a keen eye for strange artifacts. Knowing that … Continue reading

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Moving Pictures

I sometimes do films. I sometimes do music videos. Beatrice, American Mary American Mary Trailer – 2012   Apple Pie Apple Pie, Crystal Precious feat. Sweet Soul Burlesque – 2012   Nurse, assistant to the Twisted Twins WIH Massive Blood … Continue reading

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Down In The Underground…

I’m well aware that young children should not play in drainpipes. And yet, even as a small child, I couldn’t help but be drawn to the siren song of a storm drain. It’s not really my fault; all childhood pointed … Continue reading

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From Montmartre to Mount Pleasant

Intro to 1971 Moulin Rouge Souviner programme: “ On October 6th 1889 a new thrill was created in Paris and the spectators making their way towards the Moulin Rouge, bearded men in top hats, pretty wasp-waisted women and girls in … Continue reading

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