Sunday, May 29, 2005

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:THE WORLD'S "TOP TEASERS" TO TAKE THE STAGE,IN CELEBRATION OF THE NATION'S LONGEST-RUNNINGBURLESQUE PAGEANT: MISS EXOTIC WORLD 2005"Burlesque is experiencing a revival, flowing from America's cultural centers, across the heartland, and slowly, around the world."-- ABC NewsHelendale, CA (May 16, 2005) -- Exotic World USA, home of the world's ONLY Burlesque Museum and Striptease Hall of Fame, is pleased to announce that on June 4, 2005, over 100 of the world's most talented, tantalizing teasers will join Exotic World proprietress Dixie Evans ("The Marilyn Monroe of Burlesque") and fellow legends of the burlesque stage Tempest Storm, Tura Satana, Kitten Natividad, Satan's Angel, Yvette Paris, Liz Renay and reigning Miss Exotic World, Dirty Martini, for the museum's 15th Annual Miss Exotic World Pageant & Striptease Reunion.Hosted by the one & only El Vez, along with San Francisco's friskiest feline, Kitten on the Keys, Sideshow Superstar "The Amazing Blazing Tyler Fyre" (NYC) and comedian Blaine Capatch (LA), this year's show is a joint venture of Exotic World USA and Lucha VaVoom Productions, and will take place on the grounds of the Exotic World Burlesque Museum -- located just off historic Route 66 in Helendale, California.A risque American folk art that all but disappeared with the advent of television, burlesque has recently re-emerged as a major cultural phenomenon. Its boa-clad, rhinestone-studded revival is as evident in the explosion of burlesque-inspired nightclubs (40 Deuce, Tangerine, etc.), as it is in the "retro-glam" fashions of such mall-friendly retail giants as Victoria's Secret & Frederick's of Hollywood.Widely regarded as the "Miss America of Burlesque," Miss Exotic World is the most coveted title in the increasingly competitive, high- profile world of retro-flavored bump & grind. With acts that range from the elegant, ballet-inspired striptease made famous by superstars such as Sally Rand and Lili St. Cyr, to fire-eating, hula- hooping and even gravity-defying aerial stunts, the Miss Exotic World Pageant consistently draws the biggest names in burlesque past, present & future -- including diverse, top-flight performers representing all shapes, sizes, ages and backgrounds, from exhibitionist grandmothers to thirty-something PhDs and classically- trained modern dancers.In honor of the show's landmark anniversary (Note: In addition to celebrating the Pageant's 15th year, 2005 also marks the 50th anniversary of the founding of the Exotic Dancer's League, by Exotic World's founder, the late Jennie Lee), this year's show will include several new features, including a nighttime "title bout" (with top performers competing for the Miss Exotic World title & crown, beginning at dusk), and the debut of two new competitive categories ("Best Newcomer" and "Legend in the Making"); as well as a "Best Costume" contest; special tributes to recently deceased stars of the Burlesque stage, including Evelyn "The $50,000 Treasure Chest" West; a classic car, chopper & hot rod exhibition; and an all-day bazaar featuring vintage & pin-up vendors and between-set tunes, courtesy of celebrity DJs Senor Amor (LA) & Scott Ewalt (NYC).The 2005 Miss Exotic World Pageant will take place on Saturday, June 4 at 1PM (gates open at 12 noon) at 29053 Wild Road in Helendale, CA. Admission is $25/person (advance purchase through ONLY) and $30/day of show (venue only).Editors Note:Interviews, images and a full list of Miss Exotic World 2005 competitors and performers is available by request. Commercial photographers, television professionals, documentary filmmakers and print journalists must call in advance for reservations. For more information or to schedule interviews with Dixie Evans, exhibition participants, or to arrange tours of the museum, please email or call (917) 599-8178."...As 'burlesque mania' edges ever closer to a fever pitch, a trip to the Pageant is a true must in the dust." -- Style Monte Carlo, Winter '05###-------------------------ABRIDGED RELEASE & LIST OF SATURDAY'S PARTICIPANTS:As you may know, the one & only Miss Exotic World Pageant & Striptease Reunion is finallyupon us… in fact, it's this coming weekend, June 3-5!That's right, Exotic World USA, home of the ORIGINAL Burlesque Festival & Striptease Reunion, proudly presents the 15th Annual Miss Exotic World Pageant -- hosted by El Vez, with Kitten on the Keys (SF), Blaine Capatch (LA) & the Amazin' Blazin' Tyler Fyre (NYC)... and featuring an ALL-STAR CAST of the world's top teasers, taking it all off in the ultimate battle for STRIPTEASE SUPREMACY!But wait… there's more!Saturday's main event will also include a classic car, hotrod & chopper exhibition; vintage & pin-up vendors; raffles & giveaways, food & drink *and* Celebrity DJs Senor Amor & Scott Ewalt, spinningthe very finest "take-it-off" tunes all day long!So: what the hell are you waiting for?Get your tickets here: region=socal&query=schedule&venue=exoticworldorvisit for more details… and don't forget to SPREAD THE WORD!Team EWPS: Here's a peek at the earth-shattering ecdysiasts currently confirmed for Saturday's show:Adonna VichetAlotta BoutteAmber RayBambi the MermaidBella BerettaThe World Famous *BOB*Bunny LoveCharlotte La Belle AraigneeDelirium TremensDesire D'AmourDiamondback AnnieDolores De MuelaEsperanzaEva Von SlutEzili Belladonna StarThe Flying FoxHarvest MoonHot Pink FeathersIndigo BlueIsis StarrJami DeadlyJulie Atlas MuzKalani KoKonutsLady AceLili's Burlesque RevueLittle BrooklynLucy FurMimi LeMeauxPanty RaidPa-Ooh-LaPeekaboo PointePeek A Boo RevuePenny Starr, Jr.Scarlet SinclairSkin Tight Outta SightSparkly DevilSummer PeachesToots L'AmourTorchy TabooTrixie Little & The Evil, Tap-Dancing Hate MonkeyVenus DeMilleVienna LeRougeVivienne VaVoomMiss Von LividThe Wau Wau SistersZaraa Ra'naaWith special appearances by:Bambi Sr.Camille 2000CynthianaDaiquiri St JohnDixie EvansKitten NatividadKiva, "Queen of Fans"Liz RenayMarinkaRicci CortezSatan's AngelTempest StormTura SatanaYvette Paris... & other Vintage Stars of the Burlesque Stage!For more info, please visit

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Bay Area native pianist and singer Suzanne Ramsey aka Kitten on the Keys .