V-Rag (Vancouver) #33 April, 2012
photography by Neil Kendall, Danielle Bedics
Dita was interviewed earlier in the year for Vancouver’s Gay Arts & Culture Magazine, V-Rag.
Ocean Drive (Puerto Rico) August / September, 2010
No photo credits given
Article by Janeris Hernández
No photo credits are given, but I’ve researched them myself. Cover: Ali Mahdavi for Cointreau Noir; full page: performance shot: Aaron Settipane; smaller: cointreau archival; performance shots: New York debut of Be Cointreauversial.
Details & Extras
Dita graces the cover of Burlesque Bible’s premiere issue. She is interviewed by Sarah Lindsay on all things burlesque. The eight-page article includes photography by Danielle Bedics, Sheryl Nields and Sean McCall. The cover photography is by Aaron D. Settipane. I’ve also included some other Dita tid bits appearing in the rest of the issue.
This is worth buying just for the photography, the burlesque information and the era fashion. The Dita content is the cherry on top. However, I found the inclusion of the movie Burlesque in the list of must-see movies as odd. It would have been OK if they were being ironic, but I don’t think they’re. To be fair, I haven’t seen it, but I don’t really want to either – this is coming from someone who isn’t on a Christina hate rampage.
Finally, can someone clear something up for me please? Was or wasn’t Bettie Page a burlesque performer? I’m getting conflicting information. I thought she wasn’t.