Directed by: Irving Klaw
Country: USA, 1954
Running Time: 68 minutes + Extras
Other Titles: N/A
The Holy Grail of Burleque Movies!
The legendary Queen of the Curve, Bettie Page, America’s greatest pinup model, stars in Varietease, a unique peek of the wonderful world of burlesque complete with singers, slickers and saucy strippers!
Flashing her sexy smile and gyrating in a harem girl costume, Betty Page does her Dance of the Four Veils and easily steals the show. Another legend, the sophisticated and sparkling Lili St. Cyr, shows us just how elegant a striptease can be. Aiding and abetting are jokester Bobby Shields, bikini-clad Chris La Chris, Warblers Cass Franklin & Monica Lane, exuberant contortionist Twinnie Wallen, and “fame female impersonator” Vickie Lynn.
Produced and directed by girly-pix impresario Irving Klaw (the man who photographed Bettie in bondage), he and Miss Page re-teamed the following year with Teaserama (1955).
- UNDER THE INFLUENCE OF TEASE Part 1: An All-New featurette including interviews and performances from some of the UK’s and most popular current burlesque performers.
- Theatrical Trailer: Teaserama
- Theatrical Trailer: Varietease
- Bettie Page in Teaser Girl in High Heels short film
- Bettie Page bubble bath Scene from STRIPORAMA!
- Audio Commentary with David F. Friedman & Mike Vraney
Lili St. Cyr, Cass Franklin & Monica Lane, Betty Page, Bobby Shields, Baro & Rogers, Christine Nelson, Shelley Leigh, Vickie Lynn.