In 2015, the long-awaited second Florida International Burlesque Festival hits Fort Lauderdale this September 4-5. With burlesque festivals popping up all over the world, it seems very strange that Florida (the place where Burlesque was at the top of the list in its Golden Glory Days) would be exempt. Florida had Jackie Gleason, The Rat Pack, Marilyn Monroe, and numerous other hollywood stars coming here to enjoy it's tropical beauty, and amazing cutting edge nightlife of the time. Florida has hosted the infamous Playboy Club, as well as glamorous nightclubs and burlesque theaters. It was just so lucrative and alive, most of these performers would stay here for extended periods of time. Some of these legends included the late Dixie Evans, Big Fannie Annie, Dusty Summers... the list goes on and on!
Executive Producer Bambi La Fleur wants to revive and bring back from the past the glamor and captivating art form of Burlesque, allowing the people to enjoy the Once Upon a Time Era all over again by bringing the International Burlesque Community into her back yard to play! Bambi is no stranger to retro entertainment and has made her living doing just that most of her entire adult life. Bambi is a talented singer, model, actor, magician and a legend trained international burlesque stripper. For her, they all go together; that's entertainment, that's show biz, that's real Vaudeville Style!
The 2015 Florida Burlesque Festival will be held at the fabulous Art Deco Cinema Paradiso located in Fort Lauderdale, Florida on Friday, September 4 and Saturday, September 5 from 8:30 to 10:30 PM. It will be as true to the original art as possible under Bambi's direction and with the most impressive performances from some of the finest hand-picked performers from around the world. It will be an evening to remember, keeping alive the burlesque tradition in new and original ways.
A Burlesque buffet is coming your way to the Sunshine State!
You don't want to miss this, as we continue to keep burlesque alive!
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