Pop’s Pasties and Burlesques Beauties

At the Monday Night Tease Retrospective photo gallery opening with Pop Haydn
At the Monday Night Tease Retrospective photo gallery opening with Pop Haydn
At the Monday Night Tease Retrospective photo gallery opening with Pop Haydn

At Lili VonSchtupp’s Monday Night Tease Retrospective photo gallery opening with Pop and Nancy Haydn

 

Last year it was necessary to borrow a jacket and tie in order to accompany Pop and Nancy Haydn for an evening at Hollywood’s Magic Castle. This year an evening with Pop and Nancy included a photo gallery reception and a burlesque show sponsored by the lovely Lili VonSchtupp (not from “Blazing Saddles”) and including a retrospective of some of her favorite dance performances from the past eight years. Fortunately it was “pastie optional” as it is ok to wear a friends tie and jacket, but pasties seemed too personal to borrow.

Patrons and Participants of the art of Burlesque

Patrons and Participants of the art of Burlesque

The art gallery included photos from performances of Lili’s lovely ladies and various other burlesque performers. It was no surprise to find a photo of internationally renowned, six time winner of The Magic Castle’s Magician of the Year, Pop Haydn on display. After perusing the photos and munching on their delicacies, the attending crowd parted in anticipation of the dance performances.

Nikita Bitch Project - Kill Bill

Nikita Bitch Project – Kill Bill

The first performer was the lovely Nikita from Tokyo doing her “Nikita Bitch Project” performance to music from Kill Bill.

April Showers - Dirty Dinner

April Showers – Dirty Diana

Next was April Showers who performed “Dirty Diana.”

Red Snapper - Stepford Wive

Red Snapper – Stepford Wive

The lovely redhead, Red Snapper, performed as a happy housewife (rather scary actually!) the “Stepford Wife.”

Caramel Knowledge - Desert Winds

Caramel Knowledge – Desert Winds

If Red Snapper’s performance was a bit scary, the performance by Caramel Knowledge was downright intimidating as she danced with a sword balanced precariously throughout most of her performance.

Anastasia Von Teaserhausen - Cookie Monster passing out cookies

Anastasia Von Teaserhausen – Cookie Monster passing out cookies

Anastasia VonTeaserhausen performed a sweet and humorous “Sesame Street” themed dance where she dressed as a big, blue, cookie monster and passed out cookies as a part of her performance.

 

Miss Quinn T Sensual - Sin Wagon

Miss Quinn T Sensual – Sin Wagon

Miss Quinn T Sensual could hardly keep her feet on the ground as she danced to “Sin Wagon.”

Dizzy Von Damn! - Martini Time

Dizzy Von Damn! – Dirty Martini Time

Dizzy Von Damn! topped off the show with “Dirty Martini Time”.

While tonight’s soiree was a somewhat private event Lili assures me that the ladies and their entourage hold an event that is open to the public, The Monday Night Tease! at The Three Clubs in Hollywood every Monday night.  The Monday Night Tease is LA’s longest running weekly burlesque show.

To check out the photographers whose art was shown at the gallery last night, check out their websites:

Azul Sinned
Brian C Janes
Chris Beyond
Dan Hendricks
Ginger Liu
Jason Kamirmura
PhotoJenInc
Laura Creecy
Sam Hernandez
Tom Yi

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Weird AKA John Collins

John N. Collins is a writer, photographer, game & coloring book designer and a bad dancer. Any resemblance to the King John character is merely a coincidence. Follow John N. Collins: Google Plus YouTube Facebook Fan Page Facebook Personal Account Instagram Twitter