Tempest Storm
American performer
Tempest Storm
Tempest Storm is the stage name of an American stripper, burlesque star, and motion picture actress. Along with Lili St. Cyr, Sally Rand, and Blaze Starr, she was one of the best known burlesque performers of the 1950s and 1960s. She is regarded as having one of the longest careers as a burlesque performer, spanning more than 60 years. She was still performing in the early 21st century.
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A School for Strippers: The ABC's of Stripping (NSFW PHOTOS)
Huffington Post - over 3 years
She taught them how to walk, when to take it off, how to bump it and "don't forget the grind, which preceded the bump." She ran a school for strippers and her name was Lillian Hunt. Follies manager Lillian Hunt and her girls (Zemeckis collection) Burlesque bumped its way into the former Belasco Theatre at 337 S. Main Street in downtown Los Angeles in the 1920s. On the outside it wasn't a fancy place. A box office plunked on the street with posters of the curvaceous cuties plastered life-size to entice the passing customers. The lobby wasn't much to look at. The candy butcher had a dingy little room to the side. But inside the theatre was an ornate jewel box with seating for 900. It had a balcony and box seats for the first and upper rows. A runway extended rainbow like between the stage and orchestra pit where 4 black musicians thumped out a bombastic beat while the barely-clad chorus sashayed in circles. Follies Theatre showing pit and runway (courtesy Bill Counter/Gregory Wi ...
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JFK's Last 100 Days
Huffington Post - over 3 years
By now you're probably aware of the media Blitzkrieg advancing on us, recalling, retelling, reshowing the horrific assassination of President John F. Kennedy, 50 years ago this November 22. The media is all over this like bees on honey. NBC, CBS, FOX, PBS are all doing specials. The cable newsies will be JFK-ing as are the History, Discovery, National Geographic, Reelz, Nova, Smithsonian and TLC channels. Which means there will be an endless loop of the disturbing Zapruder film so we can experience the man getting killed over-and-over-and-over-and-over again. Also coming is Parkland The movie, which was Parkland the book, which was Parkland the hospital, which is where the president's body was first taken. Magazines stands are beginning to show their glossy stuff. The Saturday Evening Post is just one of the many commemorative/memorial issues vying for our attention in the coming weeks. And the web? You're guaranteed to get lost in the maze of assassination websites. Start with ...
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Westdoc gives boost to documentary filmmakers
LATimes - over 3 years
Financing, distribution and encouragement abound at three-day conference amid an online market that participants say is about to explode. A film on the life and adventures of burlesque performer Tempest Storm — an 85-year-old dancer who passed through the orbits of Elvis Presley and John F. Kennedy — won a $7,500 prize at this week's Westdoc conference for documentaries and reality television, giving a huge boost of encouragement to its two young filmmakers.
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My, What a Busy Week!
The Portland Mercury - over 3 years
And then there was fun. WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 21 CINEMA & MUSIC—One of the most polarizing films of our time, I'm sure you'll agree, is Baz Luhrmann's 1996 modernization of Romeo + Juliet. If you're among those who loved it, see it get the Fin de Cinema treatment tonight with a live soundtrack! And if you hated it? Maybe you'll like it better this way? MS w/Magic Fades, Grammies, Soul Ipsum; Holocene, 1001 SE Morrison, 8:30 pm, $5-8 MUSIC—There's nothing achy-breaky about the heartfelt country-folk of Widower, whose new album Fool Moon is yearning and gorgeous. Don't miss 'em play the newly refurbished—and fantastic—showroom at the Alberta Street Pub, along with Widower's Mama Bird labelmate Barna Howard, and a solo set by some dude from some big Seattle band. NL w/Josiah Johnson; Alberta Street Pub, 1036 NE Alberta, 9 pm, $7 THURSDAY, AUGUST 22 FILM—We've been giving mad props to the NW Film Center's Top Down series of ...
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'Behind the Burly Q' a revealing portrait of burlesque's stars
LATimes - over 3 years
In first a film and now a book, Leslie Zemeckis relates the tragic and uplifting tales of the forgotten stars of burlesque's golden age. Alexandra the Great "48," Blaze Starr, Tempest Storm, Lili St. Cyr, Candy Cotton, Sunny Dare, Gypsy Rose Lee: The names are as exotic as the performers themselves. They belong to women who bared skin in burlesque shows, long before the practice evolved into modern-day stripping.
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Leslie Zemeckis: NSFW PHOTOS: Vintage Burlesque Dancers
Huffington Post - over 3 years
"For too long these burlesque girls have been held down on the low rung of the entertainment ladder . . . but no more" declared Dixie Evans, the former Marilyn Monroe of Burlesque. Dixie and I have set out to change the perception of how old-time burlesque is viewed. "It has been left out of the history books." Dixie had been the quintessential beauty that "fell" into a career taking it off. I was privileged enough to interview the octogenarian. She wasn't the oldest. There was 97 year-old Mimi Reed - I should have been a stripper. I would have made a hell of a lot of money; 90 year-old Betty Rowland aka the Ball of Fire who sued Samuel Goldwyn Studios, and 88 year-old Sherry Britton, a stripper who was made an Honorary Brigadier General by FDR. These were just three former burly girls who knew all too well the slights leveled at them because they shook their pasties for a living. "We'd get humiliated at Saks," Dixie said. "They meant to put you down." The Golden Age ...
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Dita Von Teese brings “Burlesque: Strip Strip Hooray!” to House of Blues
San Diego Entertainer Magazine - almost 5 years
An exciting combination of strip tease and comedic entertainment, burlesque became incredibly popular in the 1860s due to its risqué and elegant nature. Star burlesque performers of the 1930s include the infamous Tempest Storm, Sally Rand, Gypsy Rose Lee, and even Mae West, who performed in burlesque acts early in her career. While the uninhibited atmosphere of burlesque dropped in popularity by the 1940s, there has been a resurgence that has brought burlesque back into relevancy. While many women have contributed to burlesque’s reawakening, no one has done more for the art form than the iconic Dita Von Teese. Born in Rochester, Michigan as Heather Renée Sweet, Von Teese is considered by many to be the Queen of burlesque. She grew up on classic films, finding role models in the pinup goddesses of the Golden Age of Hollywood. After spending much of her youth in ballet classes, she got her real start in the fetish world as a tightlacer, squeezing her body into corsets to reduce her wai ...
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Burlesque Dancer Tempest Storm, 83, Celebrates A Belated 21st Birthday
Huffington Post - almost 5 years
Calling someone a legend before they celebrate their 21st birthday might sound hyperbolic. But, in the case of burlesque dancer <a class="fplink fp-263887" href="/Tempest+Storm+1">Tempest Storm</a>, it just might...
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Burlesque troupes like Posey Peep Show and Pretty Things Peepshow bring the ... - The Huntsville Times - al.com (blog)
Google News - over 5 years
Lili St. Cyr, Tempest Storm and Ann Corio are among other popular performers of the time. 1990s: Burlesque is revived with the neo-burlesque movement with popular entertainers, such as Dita Von Teese. 2006: Huntsville&#39;s own absurdist burlesque troupe,
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Strip-tease: sotto il vestito... tutto Seduzione e potere in nome del burlesque - il Giornale
Google News - over 5 years
Ecco perché Gypsy con le sue Ziegfeld Follies è diventata un mito che ha ispirato le future pin-up Bettie Grable e Tempest Storm, più giovani di lei di alcuni anni, oltre che all&#39;altra grande icona sexy Betty Page. Perché dopo di lei lo spogliarello è
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SARATOGA RACE COURSE: Return of Ice Box in third race - The Saratogian
Google News - over 5 years
In Friday&#39;s opener, Tempest Storm and jockey Ramon Dominguez overtook pacesetter Iberian gate in mid-stretch, then held off a hard-charging Miss Diane to take the $36000 six-furlong claiming race for fillies and mares 3 years old and up
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Bossert's Saratoga Analysis: July 29 - New York Daily News
Google News - over 5 years
Tempest Storm hasn&#39;t been out since May 25 when third in similar spot at Belmont; in the exacta in seven of 11 starts at this distance. Kissa Melissa finished a distant third in return against better four weeks ago; fits here. Miss Diane had excuses in
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¿Pin'Up en el siglo XXI? - EL LIBREPENSADOR
Google News - over 5 years
Bettie Page, Tempest Storm, Anita Ekberg, Candy Barr, Dixie Evans, Mamie Van Doren, Bettie Grable, Doris Day, Debbie Reynolds, Cyd Charisse, Sophia Loren, Ava Gardner, Verónica Lake, Rita Hayworth, Jayne Mansfield o Marilyn Monroe son algunos de los
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Storyteller Morey Engle's lens was locked on Denver - Denver Post
Google News - over 5 years
Morey Engle, who photographed presidents and stars such as Tempest Storm and Doris Day, died on July 6 of prostate cancer. He was 88. Engle bought his first camera at age 12 with earnings from lawn mowing
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10 Las Vegas Private Rooms for Events and Meetings - BizBash
Google News - over 5 years
For private dining, the Tempest Storm private dining suite holds 20 for receptions or 12 for a seated event. And the Candy Barr private dining suite also holds for 20 for receptions or 12 seated. 8. In the Forum Shops at Caesars, Max Brenner,
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Former Chicagoan debuts 'Burlesque' film - Windy City Times
Google News - over 5 years
Those featured in the film include both octogenarians who performed in the 1940s and 1950s, and those who are trying to survive in the modern burlesque revival: Satan&#39;s Angel, Tempest Storm, Bambi Jones, Lottie the Body, Toni Elling, Ricci Cortez,
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The Wild-Ride Journal of a Hollywood Bookseller, Second Series - Booktryst (blog)
Google News - over 5 years
Used to belong to Tempest Storm. Mickey: Except when she needed some pubic hair on a moment&#39;s notice. He handed it to me. I looked at the verso side. Yup, it was the real article. The label proved it: Custom-made for Tempest Storm by the Glerkin Merkin
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Tempest Storm
    LATE_ADULTHOOD
  • 1999
    Age 70
    In 1999 she stripped in San Francisco's O'Farrell Theatre to mark the club's 30-year anniversary.
    More Details Hide Details Mayor Willie Brown declared a "Tempest Storm Day" in her honor. Storm was married four times. She has one daughter. She currently resides in Las Vegas, Nevada.
  • 1995
    Age 66
    Storm officially retired in 1995 at the age of 67, but has done occasional stage performances since.
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  • FIFTIES
  • 1987
    Age 58
    With writer Bill Boyd, Ms. Storm told her life story in the 1987 book Tempest Storm: The Lady Is a Vamp. (ISBN 0-934601-25-9).
    More Details Hide Details She was inducted into the Exotic World Burlesque Museum Hall of Fame in Helendale, California, where one of her G-strings is part of the museum's display.
  • TWENTIES
  • 1953
    Age 24
    In 1953 she moved to Portland, Oregon and worked at the Star Theater.
    More Details Hide Details A few months later she moved over to the Capital Theater down the street after her then-husband John Becker bought it. The owner of the Star then brought Becker's ex-wife, and rival burlesque star, Arabelle Andre to the Star to perform as "John's Other Wife". This sparked a "burlesque war" that made it into the pages of LIFE magazine on November 30, 1953. In the late 1950s, her breasts - her "moneymakers" as she called them - were insured by Lloyds of London for one million dollars. She acted in several motion pictures both as herself and in a character role.
  • 1950
    Age 21
    She adopted the stage name Tempest Storm about 1950 and changed it legally in 1957.
    More Details Hide Details In 1955, while working at the Tropics Nightclub, in Denver CO, Tempest visited the University of Colorado, Boulder, campus. All she took off was her mink coat, but she started a near-riot. She was married to Duke Ellington's singer (black cowboy star) Herb Jeffries. Storm was a regular performer for many years at the EL REY, a burlesque theater in Oakland, California, as well as at clubs around the United States, including in Las Vegas. She was famous for her physical measurements (44DD-25-35) and her naturally red hair. She was featured in numerous men's magazines and burlesque movies, including Russ Meyer's French Peep Show (1950), Paris After Midnight (1951), Striptease Girl (1952), Irving Klaw's Teaserama, (1955) (which also featured Bettie Page) and his Buxom Beautease (1956). She traveled extensively and did many performances in Las Vegas and Reno, Nevada.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1928
    Born
    Born in 1928.
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