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Tawdry Tales of Chicago's Burlesque

The first burlesque dancer in Chicago could arguably be considered to be Fareeda Mahzar, later known as “Little Egypt,” who danced at the World’s Columbian Exposition of 1893 and was acknowledged as “the first of the sensational girlie dancers.” Similarly, at the 1933 Century of Progress World’s Fair, also held in Chicago, Sally Rand caused a stir with her ostrich feather fan dance and her infamous balloon bubble dance. 400 more words


What's Happening Tonight? 6/25/16

Saturday, June 25th – Sunday, June 26th


HOSTED BY JOHN WATERS, MEET & GREET W/ TRACI LORDS, MEET & GREET W/ TONY CLIFTON, Starring…, FINK doing a full TEENGENERATE set backed by Thunderroads, THE TRASHWOMEN, The Mummies, Flamin’ Groovies, The Real Kids, The Lyres, The Dwarves, King Khan & the Shrines, Thee Oh Sees, THE INTELLIENCE, GIORGIO MURDERER, BUCK BILOXI, Shannon & the Clams, Seth Bogart, TERRY AND LOUIE, The Okmoniks, angry samoans, Soda Boys, Death Valley Girls, PSYCOTIC PINEAPPLE, Young Fresh Fellows, Thunderroads, The Poontang Wranglers, FADEAWAYS, Amplified Heat, DJ Jello Biafra, Sid S Presley, Stinky’s Peep Show! 191 more words


Australian Variety Theatre Archive - Fifth Year Highlights (2015-16)

The Australian Variety Theatre Archive (AVTA) is a research website devoted to popular culture entertainment in the Australasian region between circa 1850 and 1930. This year, 2016, marks its sixth year of publication. 781 more words

Australian Variety Theatre Archive

Burlesque in Hand

“Burlesque in Hand” is a once monthly show hosted at the Friend in Hand in Glebe. It is a self-proclaimed space for emerging burlesque and variety performance artists.   610 more words