By La Photographie Nashville
One of Chicago’s premiere burlesque dancers, Michelle L’Amour joined us to talk about her craft, her school, and her show June 27th at Joe’s Bar which mashes up stand-up comedy with tassle twirling.
am very sad to hear the news about Bunny Yeager. Thanks to Catherine Kouzmanoff, I was fortunate to work with Bunny in 2005, shortly after I won the title of Miss Exotic World 2005 (the last queen to win in the desert). I was VERY nervous and not very experienced in the world of glamour. She was intimidating but I did my best! When I arrived she asked me where my falsies were and why I didn’t have long hair. I felt sad that she seemed disappointed to be shooting with a ‘short haired, small boobed girl’. She directed me heavily in poses. Even if I knew the pose didn’t look good on me, I still did them. We shot for 3 hours. Really INTENSE posing. She warmed up to me and later in the shoot she let me pose on my own. We did some very different shots that people may not attribute to her style. Artistic nudes. Lots of shadow and drama.
The next day, she delivered ALL of the photos she took in PRINT! I thought that was the sweetest thing. I guess she liked the ‘short haired, small boobed girl’ after all! Later, I learned that she featured me in her book, Striptease Artists of the 1950s. In this book is where you can see the more ‘artistic’ shots. - http://www.amazon.com/Striptease-Artists-1950s-Schiffer-Books/dp/076432800X
I hope you enjoy these pictures. I am such a BABY! SO YOUNG! I am nervous to show you these because I was just getting started, but I want to share them with you in honor of Bunny and her fabulous career.
It is hard to be a pioneer, and that is what she was. Raise a glass an do a pin up pose in honor of Ms. Bunny Yeager!
About to go read for the Naked Girls Reading 5th Anniversary, Playboy edition.
Michelle after a shoot with Bunny Yeager in 2005. R.I.P. Bunny, you are the end of an era. A very sexy era
At the shoot for Erica M in Red Hook over the weekend. (Erica’s Tumblr is http://a-thrill.tumblr.com/)
Happening. Right. Now. #michellelamour you’re everything!! ❤️ #ericam #bodywear @michellelamour
By LaPhotographie Nashville