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Academia General

Classes Are Announced!

The Hollywood Burlesque Festival and Lili’s School For Wayward Girls present the educational classes for the weekend.

Classes are $30 each.
You can buy a “Class Pass” for all four classes, $100.

http://hbqfestclasses15.bpt.me

SATURDAY, August 15th, 2015:

King of Burlesque 2115
Matt Finnish
King of Burlesque 2o15

11AM Matt Finish 90Minutes
Flirty & Fit

Firm and tone your entire body with The King of Boylesque 2015! Each class will include cardio and strengthening exercises that emphasize the physicality, flexibility and technique used by burlesque performers! Not a burlesque performer? That’s ok! This full body workout will firm and tone you in all the right places. Participants should wear form fitting exercise clothes, comfortable shoes, and bring a towel and water bottle.

Satan's Angel Queen of the Fire Tassels
Satan’s Angel
Queen of the Fire Tassels

1PM Satan’s Angel 120minutes
Performance Tips and Tricks

The ins and outs of performance for the burlesque performer from burlesque legend Satan’s Angel. This 90 minute class will give you usage tips on boas, robes, and learning confidence, communication, and connecting with the audience. Including personal experiences and live stories from her career starting in 1961. Some movement, wear comfortable clothing.


SUNDAY, August 16th, 2015:

Ray Gunn King of Burlesque 2013
Ray Gunn
King of Burlesque 2013

11AM Ray Gunn 90Minutes
Steps
is a 90-minute hands on movement invention class by King of Burlesque 2013, Ray Gunn. This practical and active workshop focuses on the creation and construction of choreography as it applies to burlesque concepts. Dancers will learn to match movement with themes, design choreography that includes cohesive imagery, and practice techniques to create a legitimate tease factor for a successful act. Students will need to come prepared with note-taking tools and dress comfortably to move.

Nina La Voix Best Solo Great Burlesque Expo
Nina La Voix
Best Solo
Great Burlesque Expo

1PM Nina La Voix 90Minutes
#whatdatbootydo: The Class.

NYC’s Grande Dame of Derriere, Nina La Voix, wants you to do #whatdatbootydo. Are you eager to werk that booty? Left cheek, right cheek, left cheek, right cheek. Learn booty sculpting, booty tricks, and booty choreography with an award winning booty burlesque pro. No prior dance experience necessary. Everyone’s booty is destined to do what it do! Booty shorts and sneakers welcome! Be prepared to WERK!


Private consolations with guest instructers are available. Please e-mail for availibility. lili@burlesque411.com

Questions? Concerns?
Please contact Lili directly at:
lili@burlesque411.com
818-378-8866
Lili’s School For Wayward Girls, Established 2007

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General

Hollywood Burlesque Festival Rule #2 – Remember Safety First

Be careful attending the Hollywood Burlesque Festival. Follow these rules and you are bound to have a great time! Get your ticket now! http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/1603295

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General

Hollywood Burlesque Festival Rule #57 – Know The Classics

More great advice about attending the Hollywood Burlesque Festival. Follow these rules and you are bound to have a great time! Get your ticket now! http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/1603295

 

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General

Hollywood Burlesque Festival Rule #1 Attend The Festival!

We’ve got some great advice about the Hollywood Burlesque Festival. Follow these rules and you are bound to have a great time! Get your ticket now! http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/1603295

 

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General

T-shirts, Tank Tops, Hoodies and more

The Hollywood Burlesque Festival has shirt options for sale through July 29th. Five shirt styles and various colors are available.

T-shirts from TeeSpring.
T-shirts from TeeSpring.

http://teespring.com/HBQFestShirts15

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General hotel Travel

Official Hotel Announced: The Vagabond Hotel Hollywood

We have an official hotel! The Vagabond is located in the heart of Hollywood right next to our after party venue & Monday night show venue, Three Clubs. Easy metro access and free parking for guests.


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1133 Vine St. Hollywood CA, 90038

https://www.vagabondinn.com/Hotels/Hollywood-CA/Overview/414

Hotel rates at the Vagabond Inn are negotiated for Thursday, December 5th thru Tuesday, December 9th. You must call the hotel directly. Online reservations are not accepted.

Call 323-466-7501 use code HBQF13

Rooms rates in effect during the stay dates shall be $89.99 for one bed and $119.99 two beds (all rates are plus 15.5% tax and $3.00 energy surcharge) and these rates shall be effective during the reserved dates. No other charges to apply to attendee guests for hotel services. Smoking and non-smoking rooms are available. There is a one night non refundable fee charged at reservation.

Check in 3pm.
check out 11am.

*** Pet & Smoking Policy: We do not allow pets. There is a $ 250 fee for violation of pet and non smoking rules.


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hotel pool

Queen room


Looking for a hotel in Hollywood that is conveniently located and budget-friendly? The Vagabond Inn Executive Hollywood is in the heart of Tinseltown, with some of the most popular attractions and landmarks that Los Angeles has to offer just half a mile from the hotel. Down the street are the historic Grauman’s Chinese Theatre, Hollywood Walk of Fame, Madame Tussauds Wax Museum, Pantages Theater, Paramount Studios and much more.
Make the most of your Hollywood stay and save with our convenient Universal Studios packages, and you can experience what Hollywood is like behind the camera lens. The hotel is a mere 2.5 miles from the theme park and a short drive from the infamous Sunset Strip and posh Beverly Hills. Indulge your taste buds at The Geisha House for a world-class dining experience or experience Downtown LA and visit the Staples Center and LA Live. When staying at our Hollywood hotel, the possibilities for adventure and entertainment are endless.

The Hollywood Vagabond Inn offers specific amenities for business travelers, featuring rooms with ample workspace, a larger TV with remote and free WiFi.

To make your stay more comfortable, we offer a daily, complimentary breakfast, free weekday newspaper and free parking for your added convenience. After a long day, you can relax and swim a few laps in our pool or unwind in your air-conditioned room with cable TV and HBO.

For hot deals and discounted rates at our hotel in Hollywood, visit our online reservations page. Please note that rates are subject to availabilty, so take advantage of our offers while you can.

Whether you stay with Vagabond Inn for business or pleasure, we’ll serve you our own brand of Western Hospitality. Great Value, Friendly People – It’s how we do things.

Amenities

• • Accessible Rooms
• • Air Conditioning
• • Free Continental Breakfast
• • Cable T.V.
• • Under 18yrs Stay Free w/ Parents
• • Free Incoming Fax
• • In-Room Hair Dryer
• • Free Weekday Newspaper
• • Free Parking
• • Swimming Pool
• • Refrigerator in all Rooms
• • Free Local Phone Calls
• • Free WiFi Internet Access

Services

• • Baby Cot Upon Request for a small Fee
• • Deposit Direct to Hotel
• • Direct Payment
• • Family Suite & Suites Available
• • Handicapped Accessible Rooms
• • Iron/ Board Available
• • Outgoing Fax Service
• • Rollaway for a small Fee

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General Performers

Performers Announced

We are delighted to announce our performer line up.

Finalizing the performers for the festival was a long, yet wonderful process for our selection comettie. We were overwhelmed by the amount, and quality, of the performers who submitted to be in the fesival. Congratulations to those who are performing, and huge thank you to everyone who submitted.

HEADLINERS:
Roxi D’Lite, Detroit, MI
Russell Bruner, Portland, OR
Stephanie Blake, Hollywood, CA
Francesca “Kitten” Natividad, Hollywood, CA
Evie Lovelle, Hollywood, CA
Swingtime PDX, Portland, Or
Lux La Croix, Los Angeles, CA
Dizzy Von Damn!, Seattle, WA
Ruby Champagne, Los Angeles, CA

CONTESTANTS:

MISS HOLLYWOOD BURLESQUE
Bobbie Baltimore, Los Angeles, CA.
Cici Stiletto, Los Angeles, CA.
Iza la Vamp, Los Angeles, CA.
Jessabelle Thunder, Long Beach, CA.
Mercury Troy, Los Angeles, CA.
Nikita Bitch Project, Los Angeles, CA.
Pearl Lux, Los Angeles, CA.
Quinn T. Sensual, Los Angeles, CA.
Sheila Starr Siani, Long Beach, CA.
Venus DeMille, Los Angeles, CA.

MISS STARLET BURLESQUE
Aya Fontaine, Las Vegas, NV.
Bethany Summersizzle, Austin, TX.
Cha Cha Velour, Las Vegas, NV.
Martini Bombshell, San Diego, CA.
Maxi Millions, Phoenix, AZ.
Miyuki Divine, Calgary, Alberta.
Poison Ivory, Brooklyn, NY.
Sizzle Dizzle, Brooklyn, NY.

MR HOLLYWOOD BURLESQUE
Bobbie Burlesque, Los Angeles, CA.
Doctor Lust, Los Angeles, CA.
Tito Bonito, Hollywood, CA.

LEADING MAN BURLESQUE
Jay C., Buxerolles, Poitou-Charentes, France.
Matt Finish, Tucson, AZ.
Justin F Credible, Austin, TX.

HOLLYWOOD BURLESQUE CHORUS LINE – DUO
Burgundy Bells – Anna Bells and Vanessa Burgundy, Los Angeles, CA.
Honey Lawless and Gigi d’Flower, San Francisco, CA.
The Pecking Order – Eva Strangelove and Justin F Credible, Austin, TX.

HOLLYWOOD BURLESQUE CHORUS LINE – TROUPE
Chocolate Box Burlesque – Caramel Knowledge, Sheila Starr Siani, and VV Trippple, Los Angeles, CA.
Drop Dead Dames Burlesque Revue – Ginger N. Whiskey, Bibi Bordeaux, Eva Mae Garnet, Valentina On the Rocks, Dottie DeVille, Stella Foxtrot, Donna DeMuerte, San Diego, CA.
Joy Coy & The CoyBots – Joy Coy, Brian Botkiller, Rex Starchild, Albuquerque, NM.
The Dirty Little Secrets Burlesque – Alice Wonder, Harlow Rose and Venus Mantrap, Los Angeles, CA.
Victory Variety Hour – Penny Starr, Jr., Panama Red, Iza La Vamp, Lord Londonbridge, Sioux Du Jour, Vyper SynVille, Greta Grenade, Muffy La Mynx, Los Angeles, CA.

VARIETY
Bizzaro, Las Vegas, NV.
Chad Allen, Los Angeles, CA.
El Ropo, Los Angeles, CA.
Pony Death Ride, San Diego, CA.
Scott Land, Hollywood, CA.
Tuba, Los Angeles, CA.

SHOWCASING:
April Showers, Los Angeles, CA.
Blanche DeBris, Las Vegas, NV.
Bo Toxique, Los Angeles, CA.
Dizzy Swank, Brooklyn, NY.
Lucille Highball, Los Angeles, CA.
Mercy Beaucoup, San Francisco, CA.
Miss May, Los Angeles, CA.
Pandora Von Kit, Raleigh, NC.

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General History Performers

A Letter From The Producer

Dear Friends,

I’ve been a collector of Burlesque memorabilia since I was a child. My collection began by swiping my dad’s Playboys and my uncle’s girlie cards. As I grew older I began scouring estate sales for 8x10s and knick knacks from the burlesque houses. However it wasn’t until I took my first steps onto a burlesque stage in September of 2004 that that a lifelong pursuit of a fantasy became a reality. Those few minutes in front of an audience at the World Famous Derby in Hollywood gave me the most amazingly liberating feeling I’ve ever had in my life. Sharing your art, your soul, your body, and your story is what entertainment is all about. At 37 years old and in a town that fetishizes young thin women with fake boobs, it was amazing to see real burlesque alive and working its way to the mainstream again.

In 2007, I began producing Monday Night Tease, the continuation of the Derby Show that launched my career in burlesque. Since then I’ve had the pleasure of working with over 500 local and international performers – strong women and men with whom I now share an unbreakable bond.

Six years later, we have over 40 shows a month throughout the greater Los Angeles area. Our scene is about art, all shapes sizes, colors, and sexual preferences. We applaud the new and revere the past. We celebrate sexy and funny, we parody politics and social norms. We revel in Nerdlesque and pop culture and have original shows with live bands. We have productions that range from free shows to high end experiences. We keep the art form alive in striptease and baggy pants comedy. Above all else, we entertain. We are Hollywood after all.

When I attended my first Tease-o-Rama in 2003, I became addicted to burlesque festivals. The performances, the sharing of knowledge, spending time with legends, and making friends… there is nothing else like it. So it is with much pride, and plenty of support from the entire Los Angeles burlesque community that I am happy to announce the first annual Hollywood Burlesque Festival, Dec 6-9, 2013 here in Hollywood!

We hope you’ll come spend a few sunny days in December celebrating the best of burlesque with us.

Thank you,
Lili