The Costumes of Burlesque Book:Pre-Order NOW!

You read it here first!  Coleen’s new book The Costumes of Burlesque:1866-2018 is currently in production with the publishers Routledge, Taylor and Francis, and will be out in June of 2019.  Presale links below!  If you are a book store, museum or college that would be interested in hosting a book-signing event, please get in touch, or contact CRC Press!

 

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Cover Image: Ben Trivett/ Model: Cheeky Lane

 

About the book:

The Costumes of Burlesque 1866-2018 presents the history and development of this American art form by documenting the origins, influencers and genuine articles that created its aesthetic. Showcases of legendary performers including Lydia Thompson, Gypsy Rose Lee, Sally Rand, Bettie Page, Kitten Natividad, and Dita Von Teese demonstrate costume styles through the 150 years of burlesque’s history. Detailed costume documentation of more than a dozen ensembles is combined with dynamic interviews featuring significant burlesque costume designers like Catherine D’Lish and Garo Sparo. The lush imagery and comprehensive text will give the reader a clear view of how burlesque costume looked and why as it describes the influence of circus, ballet vaudeville, obscenity regulations, Hollywood, the feminist movement, the adult film industry and more. Whereas most burlesque histories stop after its final heyday in the 1950s and early 1960s, this book is the only one of its kind, inclusively documenting burlesque costume from its birth in the 1860’s through the global burlesque movement in 2018.”

Pre-order on Amazon

Pre-order on AmazonUK

Pre-order on Barnes and Noble

Pre-order direct from the publisher, Routledge

Pastie Project BLACK FRIDAY SALE!

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Happy Black Friday!  In the spirit of the holiday shopping season, The Pastie Project is selling a LIMITED number of books at $20 off the cover price through the weekend or until supplies run out!

That’s $45 plus $5 shipping!

Pick up a copy for that special person who has been wanting a copy, or get one for yourself!

This sale is first come, first serve.  Email us at thepastieproject@gmail.com for payment details and to reserve your copy.

HAPPY HOLIDAYS!

Book Launch Party!

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Rosey and Peter Aguero at The Pastie Project book launch party! Photo by Ben Trivett

We wanted to send a huge thank you out to everyone who was able to make it to The Pastie Project book launch party recently.  It is such a pleasure to share this book with you, and we are grateful for your support.  This party was for all those who contributed to the making of this book, and without whom, there would BE no book!  To our little book design and production team: Ben, Tiny and Liz- it couldn’t have happened without you.

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Party guests! Photo by Aphrodites Rose

Thanks to Peter Aguero for being an excellent party host, and my favorite interviewer.

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Peter and Rosey: The Interview. Photo by Aphrodites Rose

To Cheeky Cheetah of Glorious Pasties, thank you for letting us use your pastie on our logo, and what a pleasure it was to have you at the party vending your beautiful work.

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Cheeky chats with Dame Cuchifrita while setting up her beautiful pasties. Photo by Ben Trivett
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Glorious Pasties! Photo by Aphrodites Rose

To Miranti from The Joy of Feasting, who really outdid herself, designing the beautiful tower and bejewelled macarons for the event- THANK YOU SO MUCH!

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Dessert tower by Dame aka Miranti @thejoyoffeasting on Instagram. Photo by Ben Trivett
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Pastie macarons! Photo by Ben Trivett

And, finally, thanks to the Berg’n, for providing a beautiful space, wonderful apps from Lumpia Shack, and a gracious and supportive staff!

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Thanks Jen (from the Berg’n) for picking up a copy! Photo by Ben Trivett

You can get your own copy of the book right here on thepastieproject.org, and if you want to keep up with our #pastiesoftheday follow us on Instagram @thepastieproject!

xo,

Rosey La Rouge aka Coleen Scott

 

BOOK LAUNCH PARTY 6/28!

Come one, come all, to our BOOK LAUNCH PARTY!  Wednesday, June 28, 7-10PM at The Berg’n in Brooklyn!

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It’s HERE! The Pastie Project Book was successfully funded by a Kickstarter campaign in March of 2017, and we hope you can make it to our book launch party to pick up a copy of own, or bring yours by to be signed by the author, Rosey La Rouge!

This is a FREE open-house style event, with snacks from Lumpia Shack, drink service, and special treats.

The Pastie Project books are available for purchase at the party for $45, which is a $20 discount off the cover price. Proceeds will go to The Burlesque Hall of Fame Legends Challenge for next year. We will have other Pastie Project merch for purchase as well, including stickers, Pastie Timeline prints, and Pastie Project playing cards!

Aaaaaaand! In case you need some amazing sparkly pasties all your own, Cheeky Cheetah of Glorious Pasties will be there vending her gorgeous GLORIOUS wares!

Party Host with the most @Peter Aguero will guide us through the night!!

We would love to see your smiling faces out to support this labor of love and Rosey’s personal gift to the burlesque community. Thank you to everyone who contributed to make this project happen! Come celebrate the book that celebrates burlesque costume history!

The Pastie Project Thanks YOU!

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THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU from the bottom of my heart, to all those who helped The Pastie Project reach over 160% of our Kickstarter goal!

Because we surpassed our publishing goal, we will be able to send $500 to the Burlesque Hall of Fame Legends Challenge Fund, which helps Burlesque Legends with travel expenses to get to the BHOF Weekender in June.

The books and rewards will be sent out in June, and we will have a book release party late the same month to celebrate The Pastie Project’s success and its availability on Amazon.com.

The magical burlesque community, it’s supporters and fans have made this dream possible, and I cannot be more excited to share a book made with all of my love for the change, art and joy burlesque has brought to my life.

WE MADE OUR KICKSTARTER GOAL! WHAT’S NEXT?

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THANK YOU THANK YOU to everyone who has donated, shared and promoted this Kickstarter!  We are so very excited to have reached our primary goal last night!

What does this mean?

Reaching our primary goal means that we can go to print with the book, so everyone’s orders will be filled!  Hooray!

What’s next?

Now that we have a whole 11 days left to continue our fundraising, here is what will happen-

We might actually recover some of our costs for creating the book, meaning money we paid for photo rights, illustrations, and services!  Woo!

After we recover some of these costs, the rest of this fundraiser $ will be donated to The Burlesque Hall of Fame Legends Challenge, which helps to fund travel expenses for Burlesque Legends who want to come to the BHOF Weekender.  Additionally, we hope to donate swag to the Weekender Volunteer/Performer gift bags!

What should happen now?

Continue to spread the word, continue to pledge!  Anything we make over our goal and costs only helps the BHOF Legends Challenge more!

Plus, anyone placing a preorder for the book here will be saving 25-40% off the cover cost after this challenge, so, if you want the book, order it HERE and now!  Let’s make a new goal of $12,125, which would up us to 150% of our original goal.

Thank you again!  Let’s see how far we can take The Pastie Project together!

xoxo,

Rosey La Rouge

PREORDER The Pastie Project Playing Cards

They are here!  The Pastie Project Playing Cards!   $20! Available for preorder now, on a limited printing of 150 decks.  The sooner we sell, the sooner they print!  Buy 2! Buy 5!  Give them as gifts to your favorite burlesque lovers!  More photos to come, but for now, here’s a link to purchase!

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