The History of My Briefs

I was driving to rehearsal yesterday and the thought occurred to me that this is my 14th year producing a Valentine’s event in Chicago. That got my thinking about the progression of my career, and then naturally, I began thinking about the progression of my under things. Let me explain…

When I began burlesque, I wore full panties! WHAT! Yes, my booty was shy back then. I even wore nude tights AND fishnets over those. Nothing was moving back there. I was encased in spandex just like the lovely Beyonce at the Superbowl. Slowly, I began to realize what was happening behind me and that people enjoyed it.

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After a year or so, I removed the tights and wore a thong. Now, a thong is different from a g-string. There is more material in the back and on the sides. It was a modest improvement.

And then, I graduated to the g-string. You can recognize the g-string because it is literally a string that keeps things in a PG-13 place.

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I then thought that the string was just TOO MUCH material. We must cut those off! This leads me to my first ever…pusty.

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I first wore the pusty on stage at the Burlesque Hall of Fame where I did a tribute dance to Sally Rand. No one was wearing these at the time. It was a scandal! Everyone wanted to know how I made it or where I got it, but my lips were sealed! I wanted to keep this little costume innovation for myself for a little while. But now, you can see pusties all over the burlesque stages. Ah, you’re welcome!

I had to keep pushing the envelope in underwear innovation. That led me to these, that I wear in my Led Zepplin act. So. Filthy.

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And, further still I go. I just make outlines where the underwear should be but not actually connecting those lines with fabric. It’s just a hint, a whisper of a panty.

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This brings me to Le Nu. There are no strings. There are no panty innovations (well, there might be one  but I’m not going to talk about that yet. It’s still in R&D.) It has taken me 14 years to remove my underwear. This might be the longest striptease on record!

Join me for this decadent experience this weekend. You’ve earned it! Tickets

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Teasin’ Travels

Just got back from New Orleans for the Old Time Strip Show. What a show!! Thanks to all who came out and supported the Legends!

Now, I’m back in Chicago and I’ve got a crazy schedule ahead of me. Here’s where you can find me next:

May 23 – Wiggle Room – Chicago – High-Hat Club – 10pm – Tix

5-15-michelle-lamourMay 29 – Ruby Revue Burlesque – Houston – House of Blues

May 30 – Ruby Revue Burlesque – Dallas – House of Blues

June 6 – Naked Girls Reading – Las Vegas – Orleans Hotel – Tickets (benefit for the Burlesque Hall of Fame)

June 7 – Icons & All Stars Showcase – Las Vegas – Orleans Hotel – Tickets

Then, I’m back in Chicago and ready for the new June schedule at Studio L’amour starting the week of June 8th. Registration is now available for all classes.

See ya around!

OLD TIME STRIP SHOW – NEW ORLEANS

MAY 16 – The Allways Lounge in New Orleans

OTSS-11X17-2015-nola-smThe Old Time Strip Show is at the Allways Lounge on May 16th, 2015 at 10pm (doors at 9pm). The show is hosted by Sammy the Tramp and stars international burlesque showgirl all of these special guests:

From NEW ORLEANS:
Drag by Madonnathan – The Big Sleazy
Rock&Roll Burlesque by GoGo McGregor

Plus Performers from across North America:
Persephone Illyri –  Seattle’s Goddess in Glitter
Blaze – The Red Rose of Texas
Lou Lou la Duchesse de Riere – The Bad Ass of Montreal
Shan de Leers – Nashville’s Dame with the Dazzling Derrière

And ME!

all hosted by Vaudevillian Sammy the Tramp

Tickets are only $15 – CLICK HERE TO GET YOURS!

A percentage of proceeds will benefit the Performing Legends of the Burlesque Hall of Fame.This year, your support will benefit these fine ladies of burlesque:

Velvet Ice, Camille 2000, Di Alba, Judith Stein, Lottie the Body, Suzette Fontaine, Toni Elling, and Val Valentine.
Each year, the Burlesque Hall of Fame holds a pageant, founded by the late great Dixie Evans, in Las Vegas that features burlesque stars of the past and crowns a new Queen. I won the title of Miss Exotic World in 2005, the Chicago Starlets won Best Group in 2010, and Frenchie Kiss won Best Duo with Jett Adore in 2012. The Old Time Strip Show is proud to sponsor some of the finest burlesque legends in order to help get them to Vegas for this annual pageant and burlesque reunion. Thank you for your support!

OLD TIME STRIP SHOW – APRIL 24

OTSS-11X17-2015-smThe Old Time Strip Show, sponsored by Studio L’amour, is at the Abbey Pub on April 24th, 2015 at 10pm (doors at 9pm). The show is hosted by Sammy the Tramp and stars the Chicago Starlets, myself and all of these special guests:

Di’ Lovely – San Diego
Talloolah Love – Atlanta
Bianca Boom Boom – Toronto
Eva Strangelove – Austin
Ursula Undress – Atlanta
Siren Santina – Knoxville
Audrey DeLuxe – LA
One Chance Fancy – Nashville

At the Abbey Pub, there are 3 levels of ticket pricing. Floor seats, balcony seats and standing room. Get the tickets you want now!

A percentage of proceeds will benefit the Performing Legends of the Burlesque Hall of Fame.This year, your support will benefit these fine ladies of burlesque:

Velvet Ice
Camille 2000
Di Alba
Judith Stein
Lottie the Body
Suzette Fontaine
Toni Elling
Val Valentine

Each year, the Burlesque Hall of Fame holds a pageant, founded by the late great Dixie Evans, in Las Vegas that features burlesque stars of the past and crowns a new Queen. Michelle L’amour won the title of Miss Exotic World in 2005, the Chicago Starlets won Best Group in 2010, and Frenchie Kiss won Best Duo with Jett Adore in 2012. The Old Time Strip Show is proud to sponsor some of the finest burlesque legends in order to help get them to Vegas for this annual pageant and burlesque reunion. Thank you for your support!