Burlesque...As It Was!
Burlesque EXTRAVAGANZA Hits Washington, DC! Buxom beauties, glamorous costumes, and baggy pants comics - better known as burlesque, or the art of the tease and the hottest form of entertainment since the "Golden Age" of theater. Gypsy Rose Lee, Lili St. Cyr, and Jennie Lee were only some of the top-name performers back then, but because we all missed the "Golden Age", Kitty Victorian is bringing you Burlesque - As It Was! an Exotic World Museum benefit on July 8th at the Warehouse Theater featuring a few of today's headliners to show you what an evening in a burlesque house might have been like.
Burlesque - As It Was!, including only classic burlesque acts, pays tribute to the history and memories of yesteryear. This one-time performance pays homage to burlesque's past by raising money for the Exotic World Museum. Once located at the private residence of famed dancer Jennie Lee, Exotic World is the only museum in the world dedicated exclusively to preserving the art and artifacts of the golden age of Burlesque. This past month, Exotic World has made the much needed move to Sin City, Las Vegas, Neveda.
Historically speaking, Burlesque was one of the most popular forms of entertainment in American theater from the 1930s until the late 1950s, an era in which the art form's true stars possessed not only the most bodacious of bodies, but also extravagant costumes, playful choreography, a powerful sense of humor, and more often than not, an exceptional gimmick.
Today, the museum houses a wealth of memorabilia, including photographs and playbills, pasties, lip-prints, and even the jewel-encrusted g-strings of such Burlesque legends as Blaze Starr, Lili St. Cyr, Candy Barr and Chesty Morgan; as well as Sally Rand's ivory-handled fans, Gypsy Rose Lee's glove collection, Jayne Mansfield's heart-shaped couch, and even the ashes of Miss Sheri Champagne, one of Burley-Q's all-time greats.
So, buy your tickets today to support the preservation of America's past while seeing a fabulous array of extremely talented artists such as Indigo Blue (Seattle), Nasty Canasta (NYC), Bloody Belle (Chicago), Kitty Victorian (DC) and many more!
Date: Saturday, July 8th
Time: 9pm Cocktails & Silent Auction, 11pm Show
Location: Warehouse Theater (1017-21 7th St, NW)
Tickets: $15 at the door
Contact: Kitty Victorian
1017-21 7th St, NW
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