This is the official launch of the new book by Brian C. Janes, It's All That Glitters: Portraits of Performers in Their Homes (http://ItsAllThatGlitters.com/). The event will feature a gallery show displaying photos from the book, a burlesque show featuring performers from the book, and a group book signing with the author and performers. A full bar and food menu will be available throughout the evening.
Gallery opens at 7pm followed by the show at 8:30pm. Book signing and party after the show.
Burlesque Show Lineup*:
** Penny Starr, Jr. (Los Angeles, CA) -- “Pe-Tite Barnum of Burlesque”
** Lili VonSchtupp (Los Angeles, CA) -- “The Foul-Mouthed Buxom Godmother of LA Burlesque” — LA Times
** Charlotte Treuse (Portland, OR) -- Straight from the cover of It’s All That Glitters
** Coco Lectric (Austin, TX) -- 2010 Queen of Burlesque, New Orleans Burlesque Festival
** The Lady Ms. Vagina Jenkins (Atlanta, GA) -- “Queen of Queer Burlesque”
** Sue Nami Sake (Las Vegas, NV) -- “Little lady making big waves”
** Venus DeMille (Los Angeles) -- “Legend In The Making” at the Miss Exotic World 2005 Pageant and alumna of The Velvet Hammer Burlesque
** Cha Cha Velour (Las Vegas, NV) -- Winner of Best Solo at the 2011 Texas Burlesque Festival
** Paco Fish (Baltimore, MD) -- “Most Humorous” at the 2012 Great Burlesque Expo
** A very special reunion of the duo that is sinfully tasty and always piping hot, The Honey Buns, performing together for the first time since 2009: Lola Getz (Chicago, IL) and Natasha Minsk (Los Angeles, CA).
* Performers subject to change without notice
Photo Policy: No unauthorized photography during the burlesque show. Photographers should inquire with BCJ Media (http://bcjmedia.com) regarding media passes.
Parking: Busby's East has a free parking lot behind the building for patrons. Street parking is also available on Wilshire and in the surrounding neighborhood.
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About BCJ MEDIA
BCJ Media is the home of Brian C. Janes’ various endeavors. BCJ has been photographing people since 2002 and specializes in portraits, glamour and performance. His first portrait book, It’s All That Glitters: Portraits of Burlesque Performers in Their Homes, was published as a hard cover book by Schiffer Publishing in April 2012 and is available in bookstores throughout the US. (http://bcjmedia.com)
About VICTORY VARIETY HOUR
Now in it’s 7th year, Victory Variety Hour (VVH) is produced by award-winning burlesque dancer Penny Starr, Jr., and is an entertaining mix of high glamour and a sick sense of humor. The show features a rotating cast of accomplished stripteasers, comedians and musicians, and has featured guest stars including Prince Poppycock, Margaret Cho, Kate Flannery (The Office), Greg Behrendt, Vernon Wells (The Road Warrior), and Rick Overton. (http://www.victoryvarietyhour.com)
About MONDAY NIGHT TEASE!
As Los Angeles's longest running weekly burlesque show, Monday Night Tease! (MNT!) has been the catalyst for debut burlesque in LA since 2003. With a cast that changes weekly consisting of burlesque, variety artists, and music, MNT! offers a new show weekly and is home of The Quentin Tarantino Burlesque Film Festival, The Hitchcock Tease, Lili's Laugh In, I Love Mel Brooks, maydonna and the Muppet (of burlesque) Show. A VonSchtupp Production, MNT! is home to over 400 local and international performers. (http://MondayNightTease.com)