The Velvet Hammer Burlesque
Author: Michelle Carr
Editors: R. Klanten, H. Hellige
Release: January 2008
Features: 144 pages, full cover, hardcover
Headed by Michelle Carr, The Velvet Hammer Burlesque is the world famous burlesque troupe based in Los Angeles that has started the era of Neo-Burlesque, reviving the genre of the American tradition, elevating the classical performance. The book presents photographs of the crew’s dancers and performers – a voluptuous ensemble of women – from their savvy, witty on-stage acts as well as a glimpse behind the curtain. The ornately adorned women have brought the “tease” back into striptease with their entertaining bump ‘n’ grind artistry, serving up plenty of tassels, lace, tattoos, booze and rock ‘n’ roll on every page.