Legends of Burlesque

Honoring the legends of burlesque allows them to teach us how to pave the way for the next generation. At Red Hots Burlesque we highlight one of our favorite performers from the golden age of showgirls every single week. Please enjoy these biographies written by Kitty Von Quim.


LEGEND: Lilly Christine

No Comments16 December 17:42

We have really loved featuring our beloved legends in 2013, and it’s bittersweet that Red Hots Burlesque is honoring our last one for the year. But, we’ve really saved one of the best and most sizzling for last. (And we’re so excited for what we’re featuring in 2014! Stay tuned.) LILLY CHRISTINE b. December 17, […]

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LEGEND: Tai Ping

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We love the joy that exudes from this woman, and we’re so excited to keep honoring this legend all year at Red Hots Burlesque. TAI PING One of our greatest pleasures visiting the Burlesque Hall of Fame weekend for the first time in 2012 was meeting burlesque legend Tai Ping, known as the Wisdom of […]

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LEGEND: Gina Bon Bon

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Red Hots Burlesque is so excited that it’s December, because that means we can celebrate this legend, even though we celebrate her year-round… GINA BON BON b. December 1947 Born in Cuba, Gina Bon Bon started out her career as a rhumba dancer. Her career as a burlesque dancer, which Gina Bon Bon’s sultry bedroom […]

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LEGEND: Wild Cherry

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We’ve got a penchant for a wild woman at Red Hots Burlesque, and they don’t come any wilder than… WILD CHERRY Exotic-looking burlesque dancer Wild Cherry was raised on the carnival circuit. She was taught at home to read and write, and was not able to get formal schooling, which kept her from a lot […]

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LEGEND: Mae West

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A woman that even inspired Marilyn Monroe, Red Hots Burlesque loves this woman. Our legend of the week is… MAE WEST d. November 22, 1980 One of the world’s most recognizable bombshells, Mae West began her career in vaudeville at age 14 impersonating adult vaudeville and burlesque performers, dancing and singing more adult themes than […]

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LEGEND: The Fabulous Zorita

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This gorgeous lady is flawless, and we’re so happy to feature her for Red Hots Burlesque’s legend of the week… THE FABULOUS ZORITA d. Nov. 12, 2001 Considered the original bad girl of burlesque, the Fabulous Zorita was born to strict Methodist parents in Ohio in 1915. By the age of 15 Zorita was considered […]

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LEGEND: Shannon Doah

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This woman stuns us every time we get to see her at Burlesque Hall of Fame, and we were so happy to chat with her! Red Hots Burlesque presents our legend of the week… SHANNON DOAH Born in London, Shannon Doah spent her childhood admiring the actresses of the silver screen. Her parents had seen […]

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LEGEND: Viva La Fever

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We got the opportunity to chat with a beloved local legend this week, and we just want revel in her stories. Sending her all the love! Red Hots Burlesque presents… VIVA LA FEVER “The Insatiable” Viva La Fever hit her first burlesque stage in San Francisco in the early ’70s. It was a happy accident […]

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LEGEND: Diana Dors

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This week we’re giving love to a legendary blonde bombshell who was a pin-up model, actress and cabaret star. Red Hots Burlesque honors… DIANA DORS b. October 23, 1931 The self-described “Hurricane in Mink” Diana Dors grew up fast, pretending to be much older all the way from 13 on. She fell in love with […]

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LEGEND: Joan Arline

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This broad is beyond missed in the burlesque scene. This week Red Hots Burlesque honors our legend of the week JOAN ARLINE d. October 16, 2011 “My father once said I went into show business so I could bleach my hair and not have people talk about me,” Joan Arline, known as the Sexquire Girl, […]

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7:00 pm Upon Request – Modern Circus & C... @ pianofight
Upon Request – Modern Circus & C... @ pianofight
Dec 13 @ 7:00 pm
Upon Request - Modern Circus & Cabaret @ pianofight | San Francisco | California | United States
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