Catch up February – Showgirl Sunday By Scarlet Rose
Welcome to February’s instalment of Showgirl Sunday. Each month, we will be bringing you our Enchantress, Scarlet Rose’s popular feature into one bitesize blog for your viewing pleasure.
Time for ***Showgirl Sunday***! This week it’s the only consecutive double winner of Miss Exotic World (1997 & 1998), Stephanie Blake! She is also in over 20 films, most notably in Ferris Bueller’s Day off as the nurse who likes to… Well you know the rest. She was featured in the Icons & Allstars show at last year’s Burlesque Hall of Fame weekender, which is the video I’m sharing today, such skill and class. Enjoy!
Well in the spirit of the recently published burlesque top 50 for this week’s ***Showgirl Sunday*** I worked backwards from number 1 until I found someone that I hadn’t featured yet and struck gold with Mr Gorgeous at number 5! Describing himself as foolishness and mayhem in the best possible sense, he won King of Boylesque at Burlesque Hall of Fame 2014 and this routine kept me smiling on a day I’ve spent doing uni work. Enjoy!
Time for today’s ***Showgirl Sunday***! Now, burlesque trivia time, who always claimed to be the originator of the fan dance? Correct, Faith Bacon! It occurred to me that although I knew this snippet of knowledge, I’ve shamefully never checked out her videos. My goodness, she is so elegant. Supposedly deciding upon a career in dance despite having no training after a visit to Paris, she debuted in a Marice Chevalier revue and was renowned for dancing nude also with bubbles and flowers. At the height of her career she was the principal nude in Earl Carroll’s shows and staged some amusing publicity stunts. I’ll let you research them yourself. She met a tragic end so let’s celebrate her grace, poise and innovation in this clip of her and her fans, which just had me beaming. Enjoy!
Thank you all for reading. Have a sparkly day.
Love & Tassels
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