Burlesque Baby Magazine https://www.burlesquebaby.net Vintage, Alternative, Rockabilly, Burlesque, Retro, Pin up , Rock n Roll, Mua Sat, 24 Oct 2020 02:47:41 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.5.1 130431820 History of Bakelite https://www.burlesquebaby.net/2020/10/24/history-of-bakelite/ https://www.burlesquebaby.net/2020/10/24/history-of-bakelite/#respond Sat, 24 Oct 2020 02:47:41 +0000 https://www.burlesquebaby.net/?p=4932       . Ba. . Bakelite   Why write about Bakelite, simple –  some of my fav finds are made from the sought after bakelite from vintage enthusiastic people like myself. Bakelite is a form of plastic, including other vintage style plastics, like Lucite and Celluloid. This was made in the early 20th century […]

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Why write about Bakelite, simple –  some of my fav finds are made from the sought after bakelite from vintage enthusiastic people like myself.

Bakelite is a form of plastic, including other vintage style plastics, like Lucite and Celluloid.

This was made in the early 20th century and popular between the 30’s and 50’s, developed in New York by Leo Baekeland. One of the key ingredients in Bakelite  is formaldehyde and a way to test if its real,  (lets be honest bakelite jewellery can fetch a pretty sum of cash ) is to run under hot water or rub against your clothing, to see if it releases a formaldehyde smell.

Bakelite was used for its electrical Non-conductivity and heat-resistant properties in electrical insulators, radio and telephone casings, and such diverse products as kitchenware, jewellery, pipe stems, firearms children’s toysIt was used in all kind of products, appliances, door handles, guns even, toys, purses, radios,  games, the list goes on and on.

Bakelite in its natural form does not hold colour very well, so additives were added to make it stronger but these faded the colour much quicker , so eventual  Bakelite was replaced with better plastics.

On the cool glamour note, Chanel made fantastic jewellery from bakelite and many other fabulous fashion houses, I own some incredible bangles and necklaces made out of Bakelite, just dip into Etsy for a fun bakelite search.

Love 

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BB

 

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The Marilyn Monroe of the 1940’s

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Carole Landis Hollywood bombshell, born in 1919 as Frances Ridste had stars in her eyes from the age of 2, with the nickname baby doll, she didn’t waste a minute joining local talent shows and beauty pagent’s as a child.

At 15 she danced in Hula in a San Fran club, dyed her hair blonde and changed her name to Carole Landis, she worked at lots of places before getting a break.

In 1937 she grabbed an extra part in the original A Star is Born movie. Carole did a ton of Cheese Cake photoshoots and small extra parts in Westerns. Her really notably break that made her a star was as the scantily clad cavewoman in One Million B.C. Carole was soon Labeled the “Pin Up Girl”.

Carole then scored a contact with 20th Century Fox and spun out a series of films. A staunch supporter of supporting the troops, saw Carole traveling the world to entertain the troops. On one trip she contracted malaria and amoebic dysentery and almost died.  She became an Air raid Warden, Commander in the Ariel nurses Corps, and even got her licence to fly.

Carole married 4 times in her life, but the love who her pushed her over the top, that led to her suicide was  ” Sexy Rexy” Rex Harrison who refused to leave his wife for her. Carole killed herself at the age of 29  by sleeping pills and he found her slumped over her jewellery box in her bathroom.

Some people say he allegedly may have murdered her, of course as usually no one will ever know

Anyway its always good to look back and not forget the and Spotlight the Hollywood Guys and Dolls of yesteryear.

 

Love

BB

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Miss Burlesque Baby October

Miss Ruby Corvette 

 

Are you hungry for some tantalizing tassels, fabulous feathers and adorable allure? This delectable dumpling will whet more than your appetite! It’s Ruby Corvette, the syncopated sweetie pie!
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curves, Ruby is as sweet and delightfully plump as one of her mama’s scrumptious BBQ pork buns!  This saucy vintage vixen delivers a delightful mix of theatricality and tongue-in-cheek seduction, keeping your toes tapping and your heart racing faster than a helping of spicy Schezwan sauce!
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As the daughter of a ballerina, Ruby studied tap dancing for 15 years under the tutelage of another unforgettable Miss Munroe and was raised on a diet of limelight, sequins and juvenile Eisteddfod medals.
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This adorable Brisbane beauty was lucky enough to win a vintage styling course with the Bombshell Burlesque Academy and consequently fell head over (kitten) heels for pinup and burlesque. Ruby was a State Finalist for Miss Burlesque Queensland in 2018 and 2019, a Burlesque Idol Australia Regional Finalist in 2018 and 2019, and appeared in the Australian Burlesque Festival New Follies in 2018.
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As a child of Chinese descent growing up in a regional town, Ruby had very few friends with “exotic” ethnicity and was singled out for being different. Fortunately, since discovering the burlesque and pinup communities, Ruby has learnt to love her unique appearance and celebrate her authentic cultural identity, particularly by recreating hairstyles and poses from her grandmother’s glamour photos from the fifties!
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Ruby feels very strongly about issues surrounding cultural appropriation and Asian fetishism, and uses her pinup and burlesque as a platform to invoke change. She has been featured in “That Pinup” in their article, “What it’s like to be an Asian Pin-up Girl”, was published in the “Pinup Life Magazine” Diversity Issue May 2017 and was a guest blogger on “Little Red Writes” on the topic of cultural appropriation in pinup.
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She’ll put the spring in your roll, the sticky in your rice, and your duck will certainly be Peking! What a dish! Get ready to sample the syncopated sweetie pie!

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Love Miss Ruby Corvette 

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Hollywood Spotlight: Evelyn Ankers https://www.burlesquebaby.net/2020/10/01/hollywood-spotlight-evelyn-ankers-classic-hollywood-films/ https://www.burlesquebaby.net/2020/10/01/hollywood-spotlight-evelyn-ankers-classic-hollywood-films/#respond Thu, 01 Oct 2020 02:56:09 +0000 https://www.burlesquebaby.net/?p=4856       Hollywood Spotlight: Evelyn Ankers “the Queen of the Bs” Horror Movie B Queen .   I first discovered Evelyn Ankers after tuning in one night to a cool film, The Son of Dracula, really enjoyable film made in 1943, in my option a top film, easy to watch, the style and fashion […]

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Hollywood Spotlight: Evelyn Ankers

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I first discovered Evelyn Ankers after tuning in one night to a cool film, The Son of Dracula, really enjoyable film made in 1943, in my option a top film, easy to watch, the style and fashion is always incredible.

In the movie Evelyn having a thing for the morbid, obviously has to run off with Dracula and well you can see the movie to see how the plot turns out. 🙂

Movies from the 1970’s and older I make a point of being at least 1/3rd of my TV viewing, won’t catch me subscribing to any pay TV, the gold already exists.

Ok so this stunning lady was quite a lead for for many Horror Movies made back in the forties, apt she was known as the Known as “the Queen of the Bs” why not sounds good to me.

Evelyn made over 50 films and unbelievable she retired ( early )  at 32, after she married another great actor Richard Denning.

A selection of some of the great movies she made:

 

The Wolf Man (1941)

The Ghost of Frankenstein (1942)

Captive Wild Woman (1943)

Son of Dracula(1943)

The Mad Ghoul (1943)

Jungle Woman (1944)

Weird Woman (1944)

The Invisible Man’s Revenge (1944)

The Frozen Ghost (1945)

Hold That Ghost (1941)

Sherlock Holmes and the Voice of Terror (1942)

His Butler’s Sister (1943)

The Pearl of Death (1944)

Pardon My Rhythm (1944)

Tarzan’s Magic Fountain (1949)

 

Evelyn was Born in Chile in 1918 and died in 1985 form ovarian cancer at her home in Haiku on the island of Maui, her daughter and grandchildren live in Hawaii.

What a fabulous legacy of work she left us

Such a Blessing to witness her work – R.I.P  Evelyn Ankers

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BB

 

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Celine Von Noir https://www.burlesquebaby.net/2020/09/05/celine-von-noir-a-swedish-pin-up-girl/ https://www.burlesquebaby.net/2020/09/05/celine-von-noir-a-swedish-pin-up-girl/#respond Sat, 05 Sep 2020 00:35:44 +0000 https://www.burlesquebaby.net/?p=4824 . . MISS BURLESQUE BABY SEPTEMBER Celine Von Noir .   I am Celine Von Noir, a Swedish pin up girl. A modern Pin-Up with tattoos, but my heart is set mostly in the 1940s. The age is beautiful and stylish. Vintage hats and lingerie from that time are a big passion of mine, but […]

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I am Celine Von Noir, a Swedish pin up girl.

A modern Pin-Up with tattoos, but my heart is set mostly in the 1940s. The age is beautiful and stylish. Vintage hats and lingerie from that time are a big passion of mine, but in photos I wear many different styles.

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Bettie Page is my favorite pin up. I find a lot of inspiration from her, mischievous and a little sassy, a beauty with curves.

There is also pictures with some latex clothes I wear. I like the effect Latex gives in the photos and I feel dressed but still naked when I wear it. A feeling that is different and that can only be found in that type of clothing.

I represent Rockabilly International here in Sweden as a crew member and a model for them, to help spread the word of Rockabilly.

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I have also competed in pinup competitions and 2019, I won on one of the biggest car and pinup meetings in Sweden.

Something else about me. Me and my friend (Miss Sofi Q) run Scandinavia’s first and only podcast about pinup and the rockabilly lifestyle.

We talk about the different styles over the years, explaining what burlesque is and about the life style we are in. 50s, old cars and the modeling life.

And when I go to a photoshoot I like to drive my oldsmobile super 88 from 1953.
My favorite quote is. Do not underestimate the power of high heels and red lips.

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Celine Von Noir

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Rockabilly pinup Sweden

Rockabilly pinup Sweden

Rockabilly pinup Sweden

Rockabilly pinup Sweden

Rockabilly pinup Sweden

Rockabilly pinup Sweden

Rockabilly pinup Sweden

Rockabilly pinup Sweden

Rockabilly pinup Sweden

Rockabilly pinup Sweden

Rockabilly pinup Sweden

Rockabilly pinup Sweden

Rockabilly pinup Sweden

Rockabilly pinup Sweden

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Reverend Horned Heat Feature https://www.burlesquebaby.net/2020/08/28/reverend-horned-heat-rockabilly-interview/ https://www.burlesquebaby.net/2020/08/28/reverend-horned-heat-rockabilly-interview/#respond Fri, 28 Aug 2020 17:31:43 +0000 https://www.burlesquebaby.net/?p=4747 .  Reverend Horned Heat     I had a delightful chat with an incredible musician who sings and slays a Gretsch guitar –  Jim Heath, The Reverend from  Reverend Horned Heat.  A cool guy, with down to earth vibes, a true professional, plus so lovely to chat with. He is the genius behind the band Reverend Horned […]

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 Reverend Horned Heat

 

 

I had a delightful chat with an incredible musician who sings and slays a Gretsch guitar –  Jim Heath, The Reverend from  Reverend Horned Heat.  A cool guy, with down to earth vibes, a true professional, plus so lovely to chat with.

He is the genius behind the band Reverend Horned Heat, with an array of talented musicians who have represented him along this journey over the years. Particularly Jimbo Wallace, who plays the Upright Bass, his equally musically talented side kick.

A crazy cool Rock ‘n’ Roll  band with a fast paced rockabilly sound, and mind blowing musicianship. They have a huge constant fan base across the globe that keeps them touring with over 200 shows a year.

I have been a fan of this band’s music for many a year. If you have not heard of the Reverend Horned Heat I do suggest have a scroll down and listen to the youtube videos I have listed.

But come back here to read on …………

It is such a tricky time right now to chat to anyone, as everybody is fighting to try to keep their heads above water, as well as spirits.

Before I carry on and tell you how fabulous this band is I am going to say CHECK THEM OUT ON FACEBOOK –  THEY HAVE LIVE AND VIRTUAL SHOWS.

Live Shows

Live shows in person

Virtual Shows

See them perform on STAGE IT – the JIMBO’s playing amazing live shows      www.facebook.com/reverendhortonheat

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Back to some interesting facts; Reverend Horned Heat has been creating music and making records for over 35 years. They have 12 album releases behind them, and are currently signed with Victory records 

Oh, and check this fantastic album out – Whole New Life –  Store

The history is deep to be honest, they have certainly done their time, from Jim’s early days learning his craft with various bands, and even providing sound for a ton of gigs including such band’s as the Red Hot Chilli Peppers.

It certainly was not long before they started on the record label road. Mr Heath indulged me in a delightful story of an unexpected Seattle gig in which the band played to a jam packed audience, a new crowd, and how Bass player, Jimbo Heath, while playing injured himself, and with a blood soaked hand, carried on to a raucous enthusiastic crowd – this is also the gig that got them their 1st record deal.

They have seen their music on endless TV shows, films, commercials, cartoons, video games, with of course media coverage galore, and Jim being a representative for  Gretsch Guitars.

 

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Reverend Horned Heat have toured and opened for some of the biggest names; including artists such as White Zombie, Sex Pistols, Motorhead (Lemmy often was spotted in the crowd of a Heat show ) Sound Garden (a personal fav of mine), and many more cool Kats.

I could go on but it is time to go and see for yourself. Let the music do the talking, check out the Merchandise shop, treat yourself to something from the vast array of music and the awesome t-shirt selection etc…….

AS SOME VENUES SLOWLY OPEN UP CHECK THEM OUT ON THE TOUR LINK – OR VISIT THEIR SHOWS VIRTUALLY.

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