Dita Von Teese in 2005
by Helen Lyon
Some of these shots originally appeared in Evening Standard (UK) May 13, 2005.
Please can you help me find this issue of *insert magazine name here* I’m looking for?
No. Not especially. Not unless you’re prepared to hire me or agree to a commission. Feel free to contact me and ask if I have an extra copy, but beyond that, I can’t help you. I have done this before for some people because I’m a super-nerd, but my new policy is no. I don’t have time to search on your behalf. I already search on my behalf.
This also applies to research for those writing pieces on Dita Von Teese, fetishism, erotica, feminism, stripping, burlesque, etc. Beyond providing you with better quality scans, as outlined in a previous FAQ, I need to be credited as a research assistant or hired as such.
This doesn’t apply to those Dita admirers simply looking for a specific photo shoot or general information on an event she might have attended, etc. I’m happy to help with that, and do so regularly.
On a lighter note, this is my favourite question I received about my new website, which was sent to my Pocket Venus email:
Subject: Gloriously Vapid Message: Will there be boobies?
Yes, there will be boobies. Maybe even some arse. Sporadically.
Dita Von Teese (1920s Suit)
by Sean McCall
Drew Altizer Photography has 460 photos from the recent Bloomingdales event. Prints are available from $8.95 for a 4×6 to $24.95 for an 8×12. If you attended the event, you might even find a snap of yourself in there. There are also pics of the entire Strip Strip Hooray cast, as they also attended the event. Full resolution photos are also available for download – $39 for personal use and $50 for commercial use.
Burlesque bombshell Dita Von Teese may be having a change of heart when it comes to motherhood. Previously, the 41-year-old said of having children, “Maybe it’s in the cards for me or maybe it isn’t, but it doesn’t diminish me as a human being if it’s not.” The provocateur is now reconsidering her ambivalence. “It’s definitely been something that’s on my mind,” she tells ELLE.com. “It’s one of the things that came up in my life; I’ve been thinking about it a lot about since I created this line.”