Wednesday, December 30, 2009

New lessons canned for "Granny Panty's Charm and Etiquette School for Strippers!"

Babe Jaeger and I spent much of yesterday taping more lessons in Granny's on-line course on youtube.  We did feather boas and burlesque walking techniques, and it was fun!  If you subscribe to my youtube channel you'll receive notification when those units go live next month.  Because I'm NOT going to let you have them all at once!  My goodness!  You're greedy, aren't you?

Also canned and ready for broadcast:  lessons about how to choose the proper bras for burlesque and proper bra sizing considerations.

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Sewing costumes!

In this economy, poor little old Granny is reduced not only to sewing her own burlesque costumes, but to sometimes posing as her own maid  when she answers the front door.

Yes, I am indeed whipping up a black satin maid's costume, complete with white ruffly apron tonight!  And, yes:  you will probably see it in pictures in an upcoming photo shoot.

And thank you, dear readers and flickr and youtube viewers, for all your recent nice notes!  Granny just loves to get fan mail!

A number of interesting questions have been posed to me lately and I'm thinking I may respond to them here on the blog in the very near future.  Would you like that?

Nighty-night now, sweeties!

Sunday, December 27, 2009

Video shoot today for "Granny Panty's Charm and Etiquette School for Strippers"

I'm really enjoying taping this home study course!  I'll start to put one episode a week up on youtube after the first of the year and you can let me know if you're learning any new tricks from me, okay?

Saturday, December 26, 2009

Granny Panty's Wild New Year's Eve photos up

...on flickr.  Follow the link in the sidebar if you want to see more!

And, dear readers, unlike Norma Desmond,  I'm really making movies again!  Just launched a youtube channel, and am busily making "Granny Panty's Charm and Etiquette School for Strippers" videos for my home instruction course!  Take a look!

Granny Panty on youtube

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Loyal readers, a special present for you!

I wanted to reward you for reading my blog by giving you the link to my first youtube video a day early, before it appears on my pin-up site tomorrow.  Thank you so much for actually READING my silly ramblings here!

Granny Panty's Hard Day

Sorry, Germany!  For some reason youtube won't allow you to view my video!  Take the URL with you when you go on vacation if you really want to see it, since I'm not allowing embedding.

It's now officially Christmas Eve in parts of Europe!  So, Merry Christmas!

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Santa's baby put some holiday photos up for you!

Follow the link to my flickr portfolio in the right side-bar!
And I promise you some very special presents later!

And, p.s.
Granny had a LOVEly birthday!

Thursday, December 10, 2009

What Granny gave herself for her upcoming birthday

Silk stockings!

Actually, they are courtesy of my loving mother, who is in Hawaii and so sent me cash before her departure to buy something nice for myself.  My mother is twenty-one years older than me and still incredibly beautiful -- she and Liz Taylor look alike -- and her current husband is eighteen years younger than she is.

I've never owned a pair of silk stockings before. Never made that splurge -- or investment, depending upon how one views it, not even when I could buy them in Paris and save the shipping costs.  I told myself it wasn't worth nearly $50 for the transitory pleasure a pair would provide before they got a ladder.  But the company in England I order my vintage seamed nylons from is running a Christmas sale, and there was no VAT added, and, well...

Oh! Dear readers, they are exquisite. Sheer poetry embodied in ephemeral material. And, enclosed in the lovely packaging was a note from their manufacturer in French that went something like this: "My silkworms have made the silk for you. My looms have woven them into the finest stockings in the world, made in France as they have been for a hundred years. I believe that every woman in the world deserves to wear a pair of my silk stockings once in her lifetime."

I put them on, and suddenly I understand why women's legs photograph the way they do in the 1920's. Silk stockings have a sheen, they give off a glow that is nothing like nylons, even vintage ones. They are very, very stretchy. Although sized to one's legs and feet, immediately I see the little lines and sags of the exquisite, supple veil of silk. And my legs look exactly like Zelda Fitzgerald's and Norma Shearer's and Lilian Gish's in the mirror.

Paradise. I just want to go take a hot bath, shave my legs, put the stockings back on and rub my legs together under the bedsheets all night. They are like a veil of honey. They are so soft. And now I understand how flappers rolled their stockings down -- something I never had a true, kinetic feel for before, even with my vintage nylons. I have insight into Fitzgerald's characters and into silent movies I never had until just now.

So, thank you, Mother, for the most exquisite, evocative, time-transporting birthday gift you ever gave me in my over half-century of living! I love them.

Darlings, if you wanted to give a very, very special holiday gift to a very, very special lady in your life, might you consider silk stockings?

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

If you're logged into facebook, you can become my fan!

Follow the link in the right sidebar.  And thanks!  Allegedly if I get a hundred fans I get a vanity url on facebook.  And there are advantages to that, I'm told.

But don't ask Granny.  I'm something of a Luddite, honestly!  I don't understand half of what you kids do with your laptops and digital thingamajigs.  And all that texting you youngsters do!  Oh, là-là!  My eyesight is not good enough to tap away on a cell phone pad!  And what's this "tweeting" you all are doing these days?

Saturday, December 5, 2009

Photos from the audience, last night's show

The show last night was so much fun!

(This is the costume from the first number.)

The audience was incredible last night, and my two numbers went off without a hitch!  Well, my panties got stuck on the heel of one of my boots when I was taking them off for just a second, but, luckily, I had the good old walker to lean on while I got them off.

Making two costume changes in a dressing room that was about 12F was not so much fun, but at least my pasties stayed on all night!  At one point I was wearing every single costume element I had for both pieces and a track suit on top of all of it just to stay warm!

Wherever you live, please go out and see some live burlesque during this holiday season.  You have no idea how much time, labor and expense -- and creativity and imagination -- burlesque performers put into these seasonal shows and you really should check it out.  Snowflake pasties!  Sexy Mrs. Santas and naughty elves!  Stripping out of coats and long striped stockings!  It's a once-a-year thing you shouldn't miss out on!

Friday, December 4, 2009

Show tonight, and it's snowing!

I am literally going to freeze my you-know-whats off!  But maybe I can warm the audience up?