Monday, January 26, 2009

Elvira Tassel-Twirling

The 20 Year Anniversary of the movie "Elvira: Mistress of the Dark" was just celebrated in Los Angeles with host Peaches Christ, who also hosted at Tease-O-Rama last year. Here's the infamous tassel-twirling sequence:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CTiGanOhKaQ

Recommended by Lola Pistola of Alaska Brrr-lesque.

When I was coaching Leighton Meester I showed her several film clips, and this was the only one she found totally useless. Since she wasn't going to twirl tassels or do 80s rap or dress like a vampiress, that made sense. But it's one of my faves.

Check out Elvira's entire Las Vegas number, recreated by impersonator Cassandra Fever:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_0Y9Q_HyIFw

I wonder if Cassandra Fever will be appearing on The Search for the Next Elvira, Fox Network's upcoming reality show?

Posted by Jo Weldon, Headmistress of The New York School of Burlesque, for burlesquedaily.blogspot.com.

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