Burlesque Star Red Hot Annie

Von Gutenberg Magazine recommends Red Hot Annie!

A few weeks ago, von Gutenberg recommended the Texas Burlesque Festival.  Today, we have a chance to get to know one of the participants: Red Hot Annie. 

Red Hot Annie, who hails from Chicago, is not only coming to the Texas Burlesque Festival for the second year in a row, but she also has a unique knowledge of the workings of such festivals.  Her appearance in Texas comes just one week after her own Vaudezilla Productions teamed up with Chicago’s Belmont Burlesque Revue to present the first-ever Windy City Burlesque Fest.  The festival was met to rave reviews and even as this year’s festivities were dying down, Annie was already coming up with ideas for next year’s.

Annie burst onto the Chicago burlesque scene just over two years ago, having come from an extensive performance background and several years’ worth of pinup, figure, and fetish modeling. She has worked with some of Chicago’s top photographers, developing a reputation for her professionalism and eye for what works.

Just six months into her burlesque career, Annie joined forces with her partner Dick Dijon to create Vaudezilla Productions. They came up with Vaudezilla’s concept when they realized that they wanted to provide Chicago with much needed performances opportunities, and provide they did. In short order, they established Vaudezilla as the premiere source for free burlesque shows in Chicago – with a weekly bar-top show at Blue Bayou and a monthly show at Exit – as well as setting a new standard for theatrically-inspired burlesque shows.  Their critically-acclaimed box office smash hit, “Rollin’ Outta Here Naked: A Big Lebowski Burlesque,” will be back for a second year with a bevy of Chicago burlesque performers and hopefully a few familiar faces from across the country.  Along with team members Wham Bam Pam, Donna Touch, Maria May I, Barret All, RenZena, and Trixie Sparx, Annie has positioned Vaudezilla as a major force in Chicago burlesque.

As for Annie herself, she has been raising her profile by making appearances all across the United States.  In addition to her second appearance in the Texas Burlesque Festival, she will be appearing for the second year in a row at the Vancouver International Burlesque Festival.  And in just the first few months of 2010, she has made appearances in Detroit, Grand Rapids, Kansas City, Milwaukee and Nashville. With more than a few cities left to visit, Annie has her sites set on more national and international touring within the year.

Wherever she goes, Red Hot Annie brings with her a unique style of burlesque that fuses storytelling, humor, and sexiness all in one stunning package.  Drawing on her theater background, Annie strives to put a distinctive character stamp on each of her acts.  Fans have come to expect a variation from Annie, both in costume and performance style. She has been a damsel in distress who finds a clever way to get someone to fill her tank, a hot dog vendor who turns lemons into lemonade when her business meets with an unexpected end, and a penguin. 

You never know what you’re going to see when she performs, but you can always be guaranteed one thing…Red Hot Annie always knows how to make the wieners boil!

Burlesque is one of the most famous sub-genres of fetish and well established globally from the Crazy Horse in Paris to endless bars and parties throughout the US. We always love to blog about this topic, which is dominated in the US also by the name Dita von Teese, Burlesque Star and Fetish Model.

If you are looking for some fashion items for your next visit to a Burlesque or fetish Event simply go to our fashion couture website from Von Gutenberg Couture: www.vongutenbergcouture.com

Arch Enemys the art of pin up and high heels

Von Gutenberg Magazine recommends ArchEnemys!

ArchEnemys was founded in 1997 by Nate LaChance with a mission to sell high heel  footwear.  We offered much more than average footwear.  It consisted of very expensive high heel shoes & boots with an extremely high heel.

As time passed we realized that the stock photos displayed on our site was not enough to describe such a unique product.  Customers asked if additional photos were available.  They really wanted to see what the shoes actually looked like an.  So we started doing our own photography & even started shooting video.  During this whole time a huge fan base began to develop.  Emails started to pour in about our  photos & videos.  They not only loved it, they wanted more.

Meanwhile Carrie LaChance came onboard, and approached us about taking ArchEnemys to a brand new level.  She explained her vision in a way that created a whole new look & feel for ArchEnemys.  We began to lay out a plan that highlighted  100% quality & customer satisfaction.  Simply put, Carrie wanted to get professional! 

Within 1 years time we began marketing our company through our new found “professional” Pin-Up photography & video.  We added an extensive line of clothing, latex, posters, accessories, videos, built a photography studio, opened up a retail store and launched two other websites.  ArchEnemys has earned a true position in the world of Pin-Up and we intend to keep getting better & better.  It is always a challenge trying to keep up with our edgy high heel pin-up theme.  Always striving to take it to the edge while maintaining a clean and sexy feel.  In the world that is today, to accomplish something this wonderful is a true blessing.

All our videos have two things in common, beautiful women in high heels.  You don’t need much more than that to make a video interesting  but if you really want to create something more than just “eye candy” you need to work a lot harder & become creative.  What makes our videos so popular you might ask?  Well, being sexy is probably the number 1 reason for sure.  But just like Hollywood, mix in a little drama, suspense and humor and you create the perfect recipe for real entertainment.  Even a 5 minute video clip becomes worth it’s weight in gold.  So, we basically find something that people find interesting and add our own ArchEnemys twist to it. 

ArchEnemys has have a lot of really big plans for the near future.  One thing in the works is “The ArchEnemys Show” hosted by The Latex Twins, and another is the very first ArchEnemys feature film slotted for 2010. These are just a few things that ArchEnemys is working on, so keep an eye out on our website for more updates!

Check out all of our work at the following websites:

www.archenemys.com
www.archenemysvideo.com
www.thelatextwins.com
www.carrielachance.com
www.danimcquillan.com

Hubba Hubba Burlesque rocks again

n410326555362_8078Von Gutenberg Magazine is recommending Hubba Hubba, the Bat Area Number 1 Burlesque show! The uptown is the leading live show club in Oakland and offers everything you want! Hubba Hubba is performing in the East Bay in Oakland as well as in San Francisco.

HI THERE, FRIENDS!

January’s roaring into high gear, and Hubba Hubba Revue is ready! MONDAY, Jan. 11th, everybody’s favorite BURLESQUE & Variety show brings you another smokin’ hot show guaranteed to warm-up your Winter!

MONDAY, JAN. 11th, We’ve Got…

ELECTRIKAT!
Room for Cream!
KissMeKate!
Delilah!
Miss Lida Fire!
Zip the What-Is-It?!
–special full guest-set by dance troupe
DEBALICIOUS!

and of course those lobveable drunks/MC’s,
Kingfish & Eddie!

all for just FIVE BUCKS!

Doors 9PM, Show 10:15PM
21 & Up w/ID

THE UPTOWN CLUB
1928 Telegraph Avenue, Oakland
(just 1 block from 19th Street BART!)

www.uptownnightclub.com
www.hubbahubbarevue.com

Hubba Hubba Burlesque rocks again

n410326555362_8078Von Gutenberg Magazine is recommending Hubba Hubba, the Bat Area Number 1 Burlesque show! The uptown is the leading live show club in Oakland and offers everything you want! Hubba Hubba is performing in the East Bay in Oakland as well as in San Francisco.

HI THERE, FRIENDS!

January’s roaring into high gear, and Hubba Hubba Revue is ready! MONDAY, Jan. 11th, everybody’s favorite BURLESQUE & Variety show brings you another smokin’ hot show guaranteed to warm-up your Winter!

MONDAY, JAN. 11th, We’ve Got…

ELECTRIKAT!
Room for Cream!
KissMeKate!
Delilah!
Miss Lida Fire!
Zip the What-Is-It?!
–special full guest-set by dance troupe
DEBALICIOUS!

and of course those lobveable drunks/MC’s,
Kingfish & Eddie!

all for just FIVE BUCKS!

Doors 9PM, Show 10:15PM
21 & Up w/ID

THE UPTOWN CLUB
1928 Telegraph Avenue, Oakland
(just 1 block from 19th Street BART!)

www.uptownnightclub.com
www.hubbahubbarevue.com

Hubba Hubba Burlesque Show

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Erik von Gutenberg from MARQUIS AMERICA recommends HUBBA HUBBA Burlesque Show in San Francisco, simply the best best!

hhr_jun09_freaks_900-338_fHubba Hubba Revue! Voted Best Burlesque Show in SF Weekly’s “Best of SF, 2009!”

http://sfweekly.com/bestof/2009/award/best-burlesque-revue-1525044/

LIVE! ON-STAGE! Satan’s Sultry Songstress!Hubba Hubba Revue: SIDESHOW!Step right up! It’s time for….Join everyone’s favorite carnival-barkers, Kingfish and Eddie, as they take you on a stroll through the Strange & Astounding Wonders of THE SIDESHOW!

SEE! Burlesque performed by the sexiest circus-freaks and loveliest human-oddities ever assembled on a single stage!

THRILL! to the grinding goodness of the Go-Go Dancers of Mystery!

LAUGH! yourself silly before a comedy cavalcade unique in This World or the Next!

Sideshow Shennanigans and So Much More with…

Peekaboo Burlesque!

The Diamond Daggers!

Sister Kate!

Bunny Pistol!

Honey Lawless & Lady Satan!

McPuzo & Trotsky!

Flame Cynders!

Wiggy Darlington!

Room for Cream!

Professor Shimmy!

Sparkly Devil & Charlie Darling!

Fancy Kate!

Citty Rich!

Ava Lanche!

Riff Ditties!

Ariyana La Fey!

Miss Balla Fire!

From Key West Burlesque (Key West, Florida)

Tatah DuJour!

Lola La Flor!

Frenchie!

Le Femme du Acrobat!

http://keywestburlesque.com/…and The Hubba Hubba Go-Go Dancers of Mystery!

DEVIL DOLL!

http://www.myspace.com/devildoll RUBE DISCOUNT: between 9:00-9:30PM, tickets are just $10!
Free dance lessons upstairs, 9:30 – 10:00PM, with The Amazing Brian! from Swing Goth

Friday, June 19th, 9PM

DNA Lounge, 375 Eleventh Street, SF

$15, 21 & Up w/valid ID

($12 advance tickets at

www.hubbahubbarevue.com

STEP RIGHT UP, FOLKS, AND HELP SPREAD THE WORD!
HUBBA HUBBA REVUE is brought to you by:
Costume Party! Dark Garden Corsetry! Big Top Magazine!
SAVE DNA LOUNGE!

http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=53149172868&ref=tswww.dnalounge.com  )

 

Hubba Hubba Revue: SIDESHOW: Friday, June 19th, 9PM

Hubba Hubba Burlesque Show

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Erik von Gutenberg from MARQUIS AMERICA recommends HUBBA HUBBA Burlesque Show in San Francisco, simply the best best!

hhr_jun09_freaks_900-338_fHubba Hubba Revue! Voted Best Burlesque Show in SF Weekly’s “Best of SF, 2009!”

http://sfweekly.com/bestof/2009/award/best-burlesque-revue-1525044/

LIVE! ON-STAGE! Satan’s Sultry Songstress!Hubba Hubba Revue: SIDESHOW!Step right up! It’s time for….Join everyone’s favorite carnival-barkers, Kingfish and Eddie, as they take you on a stroll through the Strange & Astounding Wonders of THE SIDESHOW!

SEE! Burlesque performed by the sexiest circus-freaks and loveliest human-oddities ever assembled on a single stage!

THRILL! to the grinding goodness of the Go-Go Dancers of Mystery!

LAUGH! yourself silly before a comedy cavalcade unique in This World or the Next!

Sideshow Shennanigans and So Much More with…

Peekaboo Burlesque!

The Diamond Daggers!

Sister Kate!

Bunny Pistol!

Honey Lawless & Lady Satan!

McPuzo & Trotsky!

Flame Cynders!

Wiggy Darlington!

Room for Cream!

Professor Shimmy!

Sparkly Devil & Charlie Darling!

Fancy Kate!

Citty Rich!

Ava Lanche!

Riff Ditties!

Ariyana La Fey!

Miss Balla Fire!

From Key West Burlesque (Key West, Florida)

Tatah DuJour!

Lola La Flor!

Frenchie!

Le Femme du Acrobat!

http://keywestburlesque.com/…and The Hubba Hubba Go-Go Dancers of Mystery!

DEVIL DOLL!

http://www.myspace.com/devildoll RUBE DISCOUNT: between 9:00-9:30PM, tickets are just $10!
Free dance lessons upstairs, 9:30 – 10:00PM, with The Amazing Brian! from Swing Goth

Friday, June 19th, 9PM

DNA Lounge, 375 Eleventh Street, SF

$15, 21 & Up w/valid ID

($12 advance tickets at

www.hubbahubbarevue.com

STEP RIGHT UP, FOLKS, AND HELP SPREAD THE WORD!
HUBBA HUBBA REVUE is brought to you by:
Costume Party! Dark Garden Corsetry! Big Top Magazine!
SAVE DNA LOUNGE!

http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=53149172868&ref=tswww.dnalounge.com  )

 

Hubba Hubba Revue: SIDESHOW: Friday, June 19th, 9PM

the aesthetik for the ultra stylish dark individual

MARQUIS AMERICA recommends The Aesthetik, an awesome corsetry, simply beautiful.

Continuing our “Steampunk Goes Fetish” coverage, we feature some very special corsets from alt goth designer The Aesthetik.

The Reversible corset allows you to choose two fabrics, in keeping with the utilitarian Steampunk ethic: you can have pinstripe on one side and the wonderful Alexander Henry tattoo print on the other.

Another Steamy style is the V-Rivit corset, seen below;

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The Men’s Corset is sharp and stylish, perfect for a night at the Gentleman’s Club.

 

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The Peplum Corset Coat is the steamiest style of all, with potential to please both a uniform fetishist and a Neo-Victorian looking for a riding habit to wear on her Penny Farthing.

 

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From the atelier of the Aesthetik comes this design philosophy:

I love my Goth roots, my black weeping willow.  As with my cultural heritage I am not strictly bound by those social rules.  There are only so many “Romantic Goth” or tight PVC club outfits one can design before it all looks alike.  The gothic wardrobe is not just club wear.  I design for the Epicurean Goth, to them it is a lifestyle.  My customer requires a broader range of options as a goth or alt. lifestyle individual.  There will not be the need to run home and change because three other people are wearing the same outfit. What one liked as a “baby bat” – the nylon Halloween cape with red lining – may not be what you wear now – floor sweeping opera coat with feather delecatage.  The Aesthetik offers an evolution of gothic design from the “Gothling” in high school, wearing Hot Topic, to the  “Sophisto-Goth”.  Welcome home you ultra stylish dark individual; we embrace you.

Source: MARQUIS AMERICA and the aesthetik

http://vongutenbergblog.com/fetish-news/the-aesthetik-for-the-ultra-stylish-dark-individual

the aesthetik for the ultra stylish dark individual

MARQUIS AMERICA recommends The Aesthetik, an awesome corsetry, simply beautiful.

Continuing our “Steampunk Goes Fetish” coverage, we feature some very special corsets from alt goth designer The Aesthetik.

The Reversible corset allows you to choose two fabrics, in keeping with the utilitarian Steampunk ethic: you can have pinstripe on one side and the wonderful Alexander Henry tattoo print on the other.

Another Steamy style is the V-Rivit corset, seen below;

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The Men’s Corset is sharp and stylish, perfect for a night at the Gentleman’s Club.

 

corsetvestd1

 

The Peplum Corset Coat is the steamiest style of all, with potential to please both a uniform fetishist and a Neo-Victorian looking for a riding habit to wear on her Penny Farthing.

 

wcorsetcoatd4wcorsetcoatd3 

 

From the atelier of the Aesthetik comes this design philosophy:

I love my Goth roots, my black weeping willow.  As with my cultural heritage I am not strictly bound by those social rules.  There are only so many “Romantic Goth” or tight PVC club outfits one can design before it all looks alike.  The gothic wardrobe is not just club wear.  I design for the Epicurean Goth, to them it is a lifestyle.  My customer requires a broader range of options as a goth or alt. lifestyle individual.  There will not be the need to run home and change because three other people are wearing the same outfit. What one liked as a “baby bat” – the nylon Halloween cape with red lining – may not be what you wear now – floor sweeping opera coat with feather delecatage.  The Aesthetik offers an evolution of gothic design from the “Gothling” in high school, wearing Hot Topic, to the  “Sophisto-Goth”.  Welcome home you ultra stylish dark individual; we embrace you.

Source: MARQUIS AMERICA and the aesthetik

http://vongutenbergblog.com/fetish-news/the-aesthetik-for-the-ultra-stylish-dark-individual

MARQUIS America exclusive Interview: Angie Pontani


angieMARQUIS AMERICA recomends Angie Pontani, the Brooklyn Bombshell, who performs her burlesque show all over the world. She is stunning, beautiful and amazing. Below you see an exclusive interview with Erik von Gutenberg, the founder and enterpreneur from MARQUIS AMERICA.

 

How long have you been a burlesque model and when did you find out you have a fetish for this kind of art and dance?

I’ve been working in burlesque for over  10  bedazzled years.   I had always wanted to be a performer, I was 100% sure of that by age 4.  I think my desire to be an entertainer was inspired in great part by the films my family would watch as well as the music we would listen to.  Even though I grew up on the 80’s and 90’s, I was raised on a diet of Technicolor musicals and Sammy Davis and Frank Sinatra records.  The films always featured beautifully costumed girls and larger then life dance acts.  I loved it, to me that is entertainment and it’s what I always wanted to do.  In my burlesque career, I draw from those influences in my costumes, performance style and musical choices. 

 

What did you do before you got a famous burlesque model?

A lot of things!  I was a make up artist, a receptionist at a recorder studio, a nanny, I played guitar in a really bad band, I even apprenticed as a tattoo artist for a minute. But all of these jobs/fancies were part time to support my dance habit.  I was in my first burlesque show at 17, so I would work my normal job during the day and perform at night!

 

How would you describe you personal style as a dancer and performer?

I would say that my style is classic with a bit of contemporary flair. 

 

Would you say you are a fetish model as well?

Most photographers I work with tend to want to shoot me in a cheesecake pin up style.  I’ve been trying to break out of that lately and draw inspiration from classic smoldering sex pots like Sophia Loren and Claudia Cardinale.  Aside from doing some Bettie Page style shots with a riding crop and  vintage styled spanking scenes, I have not really done much fetish inspired work.

 

What feedback do you get from the society being a Burlesque model and how do you react?

Today people are excited and supportive of the art of burlesque.  Ten years ago you would have to explain it or in some cases defend it. There was more then one occasion where I was accused of setting back the feminist movement, which I find ironic as today burlesques biggest fans are typically female.

 

angielonghairHow would you define Burlesque and Pin up or Striptease, is there a difference between the 3?

They are all related.  Burlesque and strip tease go hand in hand, like wise with pin up, All cousins in the same family!

 

Angie, you like latex as well for you to wear and what is your personal favorite fetish?

I love latex, I was recently at a show, “Last Call at the Starliner Lounge”, where the Baroness costumed one of the performers.  The fashions were amazing, absolutely gorgeous!  For myself, I would say corsets and extremely high heels.  I love getting the most out of the female form. 

 

“This is burlesque”, what is so intriguing doing this show and performing in NYC?

It’s so exciting to be a part of a running show in NYC. We have been going strong every weekend for almost 2 years.  There is something very gratifying about having a showbiz home, especially in the entertainment capital of the world where the competition can be difficult.  At “This Is Burlesque”, we have an amazing home at Corio, a fabulous and supportive cast and crew as well as the good fortune of getting great press.  Sometimes, in the summer, I open the back door of my dressing room which leads to the roof and I’ll sit out there during intermission and watch the traffic go by on West Broadway.  It reminds me of a scene from one of the movies I watched when I was a kid. I love it, it’s pure showbiz and so New York. 

 

What is the most fun aspect in doing burlesque for you?

Every day is different.  I get to travel a lot, meet new people, go new places. There isn’t a lot of pattern and repetition, which I love. It’s always a new adventure. Even at “This Is Burlesque”, every show is different, every audience is different, every performance is different!  I think that keeps me on my toes, literally!  I never know what tomorrow will bring.

 

Angie a lot of young talents want to be a star like you – What are the requirements to be a burlesque model & star?

It requires a lot of commitment and passion, Like everything else, you get back what you put into something.   It’s a 24 hour a day 7 days a week job.  Even though I typically only work 3 – 4 nights a week, it goes well beyond that.  I’m constantly working on my performances, maintaining my costume wardrobe, creating new performances as well as simply taking care of myself.     It can take a lot of stamina to do 2 shows a night, for me, that is 8 costume changes and performances!

In which part of the world did you not perform yet and you would love to go there?

I have not performed in Asia yet, I would love to do that. I think it would be very exciting!

 

You love this wonderfull wardrobe, what is Angie wearing private?

When I’m not onstage, I still love dressing up.  While I am not always in dresses, I am always in high heels. At 5’2, heels are one thing I don’t leave home with out.   I’m also a bit of a serial matcher, everything I wear from lingerie to my purse, shoes, socks and even my nails must match!

 

angie_amysussman5Where are you looking for your new burlesque wardrobe?

In my burlesque wardrobe, I am always looking for new ways of taking something off.  I work with designer Garo Sparo on 99.9% of my costumes and we are always trying to come up with clever ways to remove layers. A hidden zipper here, a few snaps there. I love it.  We just created the most amazing green gown with a gold lace overlay.  It is magnificent. The best part is that it looks like a complete fabulous one piece gown, but it’s not! 

 

Who is your favorite designer? I don’t really have a favorite, but I love Roberto Cavalli, Gucci, Dolce & Gabbana and most of the Italian designers.  I think it’s in my blood line!  I also love more edgy and contemporary designers, like Richie Rich who had a wonderful show for fashion week last month. He showed some gorgeous timeless dresses in funky fabrics with giant bows.  I loved the look, it was classic and edgy at the same time.

 

What would people be most surprised knowing about you?

That at the end of a long night of shows, I love to come home, take a bath,  curl up with my dog on the couch watch an old western and crochet.  This is probably not what most people who just left my show would imagine me doing!!!

 

You like photo shoots and would you love to shoot with Marquis?

I love photo shoots. You can have so much fun with wardrobe, hair and make up. You can totally transform who you are and your look.   I would of course love to shoot with Marquis. 

 

What are you doing when you are not on stage?

When I’m not working, I love to garden and cook, I love entertaining people at my house.  I also love to play softball, which is kind of polar opposite of my job!  I play on a great team in my neighborhood and there is something so fun about it.  I love to get out there and get dirty.  I particularly like sliding, but I’ve got to be careful about bruising and such, that does not look good from stage!

 

Who is your favorite model and icon you look up to?

She wasn’t necessarily  a model, but I adore Sophia Loren.  Her photographs and films really inspire me,  there is always passion in her eyes.  She embodied a raw carnality that was balanced with grace and extreme sex appeal.

 

What would you do if you would not be a burlesque model & performer?

I can’t even imagine. I’ve been doing this since I was 18; it’s hard to imagine doing anything else. If I absolutely had to, I think I would be a seamstress.  If I had nothing but time, I would sit in my sewing room and sew all day long. I adore sewing, it can be so relaxing and there is nothing as gratifying as starting out with a piece of fabric and some thread and ending with a gorgeous garment. 

 

What is your favorite meal and drink?

If I had to pick my absolute favorite, I would have to say simple is best and I would go with a delicious glass of red wine and spaghetti and meatballs. I could eat Italian food every day and be happy!

And of course for our readers at Marquis Fetish Blog, what are you doing next?

 

Long term vision, what is Angie doing in 10 years from now?

I couldn’t say. 10 years ago I would have never guessed that I would be where I am now. I can’t guess where I will be in ten years, but I hope it’s as much fun as where I am now.

 

Interview Erik von Gutenberg, MARQUIS America, www.marquisamerica.com ; pictures Amy Sussman, Angies website: http://www.angiepontani.com/#home