Burlesque Star Immodesty Blaize on Starting Her Career in Soho
From Damian Barr's Literary Salon Podcast
Damian Barr’s Literary Salon tempts the world’s best writers to read exclusively from their latest greatest works and share their own personal stories. Star guests include Jojo Moyes, John Waters, Yaa Gyasi, Mary Beard, Diana Athill and Louis de Bernières—all in front of a live audience at leading glamorous locations world-wide. Our London home is the Savoy. Suave Salonnière Damian Barr is your host.
On today’s episode, we revisit Damian’s on-stage conversation with Queen of Burlesque Immodesty Blaize, who discusses getting her start in Soho, the forgotten art of twirling nipple tassels, and how shortened attention spans are affecting even (!) burlesque (!) shows (!).
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Immodesty Blaize is Europe’s biggest burlesque star, and a Las Vegas Burlesque Hall of Fame alumnus, having won the coveted Queen of Burlesque title, alongside various other awards over her 20-year career.