Welcome to BurlyCon 2015!!
Burlesque Education & Social Convention
BurlyCon, November 12-15, 2015, is an annual burlesque social and educational convention held every fall in the Seattle area. As the educational arm of the burlesque arts circuit, BurlyCon provides a unique opportunity to learn, practice, network, and thrive in a supportive (and fun!) community environment. There’s simply no other single event where attendees can access such multifaceted teaching talent to explore the practice and the theory of burlesque.
Learn from acclaimed pin-up icon, model, actress and burlesque superstar!
Interview by Czech Mate, BurlyCon Press & Media Writer
BurlyCon is proud to announce pin-up icon, model, actress and burlesque dancer Delilah
Jones as our 2015 Legend Guest of Honor!
Burlesque Hall of Famer Delilah Jones was born Doris Gohlke in Berlin, during Hitler’s reign. She survived occupied Nazi Germany to become the most photographed pin-up of 1959. She’s been featured in more than 75 magazines, graced more than 25 covers and starred as a centerfold more than 20 times. She acted in film and television, notably in the films The Touchables, Not Tonight Henry, and The Pendulum.
Truly a legend of burlesque history, the incomparable Eartha Quake taught her art of the striptease in L.A., where her ecdysiast persona “Delilah Jones” was born. She worked with legends like Lili St. Cyr, Turana Satana, Candy Barr, and Tempest Storm. She spent most of the next two decades headlining across North America, and finally retired from burlesque in 1980.
Thirty-three years later, she returned to the stage to perform in the Burlesque Hall of Fame Titans of Tease Showcase in 2013. Last year she released her autobiography, My Life Without Regret: From Occupied Nazi Germany to Las Vegas Stripper.
Delilah will be presenting several stellar classes at this year’s BurlyCon, spilling her striptease secrets, sharing her life story, and dispensing the wisdom she’s acquired over a lifetime in show business.
BurlyCon talked with Delilah about coming out of retirement, pin-up posing tips, and advice on how to live a life in burlesque without regret.Read more!