Beyond the Valley of the Dolls with Betty Quirk

The beautiful, bubbly Betty Quirk is ready to shimmy and shake in her 60s Go-Go Fringe in this week’s Beyond the Valley of the Dolls photoset!

This burlesque performer/producer is gearing up for another fantastic production with Peepshow TO called I Have Misplaced My Pants: A Classic Simpsons Burlesque Tribute.  Betty will be bringing to life an iconic Simpsons character on June 9th at the Great Hall in Toronto.  Tickets are going FAST, so get yours today!!

Hair by Natasha Kaye
Makeup by Gail Roberts
Lighting and Setup by Zach Garand
Photos by Dolly Shots Photography

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Ladies of Burlesque Presents Twin Peaks Fire Walk With Me

Tomorrow evening at the Royal Cinema in Toronto Ladies of Burlesque will be screening the classic David Lynch film and prequel to Twin Peaks; Fire Walk With Me.  There will also be a very special Burlesque pre-show featuring Betty Quirk and I as Shelly and Norma and the gorgeous Zilly Lilly as the Log Lady.

To get you in the mood here are some photos from our Fire Strip with Me show last month from Photolena!

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Beyond the Valley of the Dolls

I’m back from a refreshing break with a new energy and some tricks up my sleeve!

I am so excited to share the photos from my latest photoshoot with you!  As always, I drew a lot of my inspiration from Russ Meyer and so, since I’ve already done The Valley of the Dolls, this new set is called Beyond the Valley of the Dolls.

These gorgeous burlesque beauties were the perfect models for this 60s nostalgic theme and it was an absolutely pleasure capturing Bianca Boom Boom, Sevvy Skellington, Betty Quirk, Dottie Champagne and Ivory in this pink dream set.

Please enjoy the first instalment of Beyond the Valley of the Dolls…

Hair by Natasha Kaye
Makeup by Gail Roberts
Lighting and Setup by Zach Garand
Photos by Dolly Shots Photography

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Star Wars Babes

Henrietta VIII is the most powerful crime lord in the galaxy and Betty Quirk is exactly her kind of scum. Being dangerous space criminals has never looked so good! These ladies are ready to showcase the perfect balance of flawless pinup style and a total lack of morals.

Betty Quirk may have no love for the empire – but she loves to pose in her finest Mandalorian armour exactly “as you wish”. Ho ho ho… Be careful to stay on Henrietta’s good side because this Hutt does not take kindly to disappointments. When not posing for the camera she enjoys decorating her home with people who have betrayed her, frozen in carbonite. Don’t worry though – both of these sci-fi femme fatales agree that you’re no good to them dead!

Hair by Natasha Kaye
Makeup by Gail Roberts
Photos by Dolly Shots Photography

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Betty Quirk Blue Belle

Pokemon trainer, pinup girl, and burlesquer performer Betty Quirk is back for another photoset!  As part of my Glamour Girl series Betty is beaming in this beautiful blue ensemble from Tatyana.

Betty’s next big burlesque production will be taking place on September 17th at the Great Hall in Toronto and will centre on the latest pop culture trend; Pokemon Go!  Come see myself, Betty and many other burlesquers evolving into their final forms at Peepshow Go! More info coming soon.

Hair by Natasha Kaye
Photos by Dolly Shots Photography

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Gentlemen Prefer Blondes Screening

Come one, come all for a very special screening of the film Gentlemen Prefer Blondes with a burlesque opening number from myself and Betty Quirk!

July 27th at the Royal Cinema in Toronto @8pm

Click here to purchase tickets ahead of time.

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Glamour Girl Photoshoot

Once again I have had the pleasure of working with an amazing group of glamourous ladies for a fantastic, fun-filled photoshoot!  My hair and makeup team of Natasha and Gail slayed once again on the styling for this pinup themed shoot.

My beautiful models were Saffron St James, Natasha, Jennifer, Henrietta VIII, Betty Quirk and Lorelei.  Here’s a little taste of what we did with more to come in the coming posts!

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Revenge of the Strip

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It’s finally here, The Nerdlesque event of the Summer: Revenge of the Strip!

Starring:
Betty Quirk (Peepshow T.O.)
Dolly Monroe
Charlie Quinn
Dante Legend
Delicia Pastiche (Nerd Girl Burlesque)
Dixie Rect
Dr. Orifice
Dr. Tease
Helen OfTronna (Nerd Girl Burlesque)
Henrietta VIII
Kage Wolfe (Love Letters Cabaret)
Loretta Jean (Nerd Girl Burlesque)
Maria Juana (The Harlettes)
Sevvy Skellington (Peepshow T.O.)
Zilly Lilly
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Click the posters below to purchase tickets for this Nerdlesque Extravaganza!!

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Spielberg-lesque!

It’s almost time for the next PeepshowTO Production!  Spielberg-lesque is a must see show featuring Burlesque routines based on characters from Steven Spielberg’s cinematic repertoire.  Jurassic Parts?  We’ve got em!  Jugs?  You know it!  Indiana Bones?  You better believe it!

I am so excited to be performing in an amazing group number with some very talented ladies and gentlemen!  We will certainly take you on a ride you won’t want to miss!  Here’s a little teaser photo from our rehearsal yesterday…

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When: March 5th 2016
Where: The Great Hall in Toronto
Who: Betty Quirk, Bianca Boom Boom, Cerise Noir, Delicia Pastiche, Dew Lily, Dolly Monroe, Dr. Tease, Fatti LaBelle, Henrietta VIII, Leelando Calrissian, Loretta Jean, Naughty Nezumi, Sevvy Skellington, Sky Blew, Veronica Vile, Zilly Lilly
Featuring Special Guest: Jeez Loueez (Chicago)

Tickets are on sale now!! Purchase them by clicking on any of the fantastic posters below…

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2015: Another Fabulous Year!

2015 was a spectacular year for me!  I went to New York City, Orlando, Montreal and Detroit.  I performed in the Girlesque Expo, the Toronto Burlesque Festival and Pride Toronto.  I got three new tattoos including a BFF tattoo with Betty Quirk.  I watched one of my best friends get married.  I launched Dolly Shots Photography.  But most importantly I had a blast doing all these things with my fabulous friends.

The theme of this year for me was Girl Power!  I continue to surround myself with the smartest, funniest and coolest group of gals who are constantly inspiring me.  They are loving and supportive and always there to give advice, encouragement or share a cute cat photo!  I feel so lucky and blessed to have these women in my life.

I have big plans ahead for next year!  Stay tuned for more fabulousness in 2016!

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Betty Quirk and I performed our Two Little Gold Diggers act at the Girlesque Expo, The Toronto Burlesque Festival and Pride this year.

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I went on a wonderful trip to NYC with these gals.  I saw Hedwig with John Cameron Mitchell and Sleep No More.

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My brilliant illustrator friend Bryce Hallett did a lot of amazing drawings of me this year.

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Go Go Girl photo by Tyrone Islington

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Delicia Pastiche, Maria Juana and I at the Lord of the G-Strings burlesque show!

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My first official Dolly Shots Photoshoot with Delicia Pastiche.

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Mademoiselle Dolly photo by DWS Photography

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My beautiful shell tattoo from Nikko Adams.  Photo by Teri G

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Posing with Ariel at Disney World on my Orlando work trip!

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Mermaid Chibis of myself and Brittany from Atomic Lollipop.

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When Betty and I won the Project Furby contest at Atomic Lollipop.

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Joan from Mad Men photo by Elizabeth Horodnyk

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Hanging out with Mong Tho and Delicia Pastiche at Beatlesque.

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Bathing Beauty photo by Geoff Larkin

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Second new tattoo of the year at the Montreal Tattoo Expo.  Tattoo by Clifton Boggs.

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Hanging out with Delicia and Sarah in Montreal and eating all the food!

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60s Dolly Photo by Tyrone Islington

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Spending summer days at Christie Pitts Film Festival.

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Mom won box seats for Foo Fighters! Best concert of the year!

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Dolly in Blue photo by Tyrone Islington

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Taste of the Danforth with my Squad.

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Betty and I got to meet Miss Fame!

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Brittany, Robin, Delicia and I on our way to Theatre Bizarre.

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Eeveelesque at the Peepshow Nintendo show! Photo by Lick My Lens Cap.

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Brittany’s Wedding!! With myself, Sara and Abi as her bridal party.

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The beautiful bride!

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Best friend forever tattoos with Betty Quirk! Tattoos by Amy Bliska.

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Meeting Fashion Santa!!

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My amazing Girl Gang!