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Your Illustrated Edition

London St. Juniper, the Gin Palace Special, is a painted lady from the pages of a penny dreadful. Keeping shop in Stepford Suburbia, your Illustrated Edition calls DC her burly home, and has stalked stages and pages across the United States, collecting quips and taglines as she goes. A costumer, PhD candidate, and Miss DC PinUp 2017, London believes in being over-dressed and over-educated.


 

Promo Photo by Steve Parke Photography

Long Form Bio

London St. Juniper is a burlesque and sideshow performer local to Baltimore, Maryland and Washington DC. London's background is in performativity rather than performance; as a PhD candidate, London researches the construction and performance of identity through fashion in Victorian novels and contemporary comics. Overthinking everything, and writing it all down, this sartorial siren has spent the last seventeen years hunting down the illicit in literature as a literary scholar and cultural historian; now finishing a PhD in bad influences, London loves a dirty book, but always keeps the pages pristine.

 

London has twenty years of experience as an historical costumer, five as a cosplayer, and launched Vicious Poodle PinUp in 2018.

In 2017 London put her doctoral theories into practice, and made her burlesque debut as Batman in Baltimore. Since then she has performed in cities from Philadelphia to Atlanta, from intimate brunches to the huge crowds of DragonCon Burlesque. Performing nerdlesque, burlesque, glass walking and bed of nails, London favors elaborate costumes and unexpected reveals, and finds inspiration in her research.

London St. J is the Gin Palace Special, and Your Illustrated Edition.  

 

Promo Photos

Promo Photo by Steve Parke Photography
Promo Photo by Steve Parke Photography
Promo Photo by Steve Parke Photography
Promo Photo by Steve Parke Photography
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What the heck is a "gin palace special"?

In Victorian England, working class factory workers would blow off steam and cut a rug at bars known as "gin palaces," so named for their fancy facades and spirit of choice. Going for lavish glamour and cheap booze, gin palaces were most often rowdy, bawdy, and gaudy - kind of like London St. J.  

Available Acts

Classic​

  • Confessional : to Puscifer's "Rev. 22-20 Dry Martini Mix," green sequin to red

  • Peeler: to Diana Krall's "Peel Me a Grape," gold and white

  • Strange Bird - to Slipknot's "Prelude 3.0," red

  • Hey Pretty - Classic chair act to Poe's "Hey Pretty," black rainbow seqin

Nerdlesque

  • Hero Worship: Adam West Batman to "Miserlou," silver and blue

  • Flaming Rainbows: Team Fortress 2 Pyro, to game music, Red Team. Of course. 

  • Cuckoo for YouOne Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest's Nurse Ratched, to a mix, white

  • Wild Thing: Where the Wild Things Are to Black Keys's "Howling for You," yellow, cream, and brown

  • Lady Killer: inspired by the comic by Joelle Jones, to Powerman 5000's "World's Collide, purple, yellow, white, and blood

  • Mr. DNA: A classic act to George Thoroughgood's "Bad to the Bone," featuring the animated figure Mr. DNA from Jurassic Park, blue with pink, yellow, and white 

Neo Burlesque

  • Blood Bath: A creepy cheesecake tribute to Elizabeth Bathory, Blood Bath is a classic bathtub act. Tub is portable; all liquids contained.

  • ​Eat My Cake: Marie Antoinette to AWOLNation's "Burn it Down," pastel blue, pink, yellow, orange, and green

  • Hey London: Gothic fantasy to Marilyn Manson's "Tattooed in Reverse" and Type O-Negative's "Black No. 1," black, red, and purple. Requires a large space for walking cage. 

  • Goatman: to Primus's "My Name is Mud," blue and grey

  • Slenderman: to System of a Down's "Peephole," black and white 

Sideshow Burlesque

  • Life of Grime: Alfred Thaddeus Pennyworth to AC/DC's "Dirty Deeds, burlesque and glass walking, black and white

  • Grinch: to Small Town Titans's "You're a Mean One Mr. Grinch," burlesque and glass walking, red, black, and green 

  • Pink Elephants: Snow White to Guspy's "Pink Elephants on Parade," burlesque and bed of nails, blue, yellow, and pink

Haute Dame Duets​

  • Doctor Doctor: to Bloodhound Gang's "The Bad Touch," a nerdlesque duet "shipping" Drs. Malcolm and Grant from Jurassic Park

  • Pinky and the Brain: to OK Go's "Here We Go Again," a nerdlesque duet of Pinky and the Brain from Animaniacs 

 

In Active Production (available with notice)

  • Medusa: A sideshow burlesque routine to Billy Eilish's "Bury a Friend," featuring bed of nails, glasswalking, and special effects; white.

  • Maleficent: Tech-heavy Nerdlesque act to  Valerie Broussard's "A Little Wicked." Features LEDs, contained smoke effects (no smoke machine), and magic. 

  • Amazing Grace: horror burlesque trapeze act to Marilyn Manson's "Personal Jesus"

  • Heavy Metal Barbie: cheesecake classic act to Strapping Young Lad's "AAA", pink 

Experience

  1. The Roaring 2020s New Years Eve: A Burlesque Revue, Baltimore MD, December 31, 2019. Prod. Out of the Boxx Productions. "Peeler." 

  2. Nativikitty 3: WTF is the Meaning of Stripmas?, Richmond VA, December 8, 2019. Prod. Burlesque Right Meow. "Grinched." 

  3. Yolks on You, Washington DC, December 1, 2019. Prod. Delilah Dentata and Jim Dandy. “Blood Bath” and "Bad to the Bone."

  4. NOLA Nerdlesque Festival, November 15, 2019. “Hero Worship” for Villains show, “Life of Grime” for Heroes show.

  5. World Oddities Expo, Baltimore MD, November 2, 2019. Prod. Eyrie Twylite. "Pink Elephants" and "Goatman."

  6. Twisted Knickers Boo-Lesque, Falls Church VA, October 25, 2019. Prod. Tapitha Kix. "Slenderman" and "Lady Killer." 

  7. Got MILF? A Hot Mom Burlesque Brunch, Washington DC, October 13, 2019, Prod. Les Folies Derriere and Beltway Burlesque. “Doctor Doctor” and “Blood Bath.”

  8. Friday the 13th Burlesque, Richmond VA, September 13, 2019. Prod. Ellie Quinn. “Slenderman.”

  9. Peep Show Pop Up III, Annapolis MD, September 6, 2019. Prod. Les Folies Derriere. “Lady Killer” and “Goatman.”

  10. Kansas City Nerdlesque Festival, August 3, 2019. Prod. Annie Mae Allure. “Hero Worship” for competition, “Flaming Rainbows” for Saturday showcase

  11. Smashed History, Washington DC, July 17, 2019. Prod. District of Party. “Eat My Cake.”

  12. Satanic Panic, Denver CO, June 22, 2019. Prod. Red Rum and Carnivale de Sensuale. “Lady Killer.”

  13. Good to be Bad, Wilmington DE, June 15, 2019. Prod. Rum Runner Revue. “Hero Worship.”

  14. Peep Show Pop Up II, Annapolis MD, May 18, 2019. Prod. Les Folies Derriere. “Pink Elephants” and “Hey Pretty.”

  15. Babyface Reid and Neimo’s West Coast Bender with Very Special Guests Straycat Sideshow and London St. Juniper, Washington DC, May 4, 2019.  Prod. by Babyface Reid and Neimo. “Life of Grime” and “Pink Elephants”

  16. Washington DC Burlypicks, Washington DC, April 27, 2019. Prod. Ginger Jameson. “Hero Worship.”

  17. Stripelodeon, Richmond VA, April 13, 2019. Prod. Ellie Quinn. “Pinky and the Brain.”

  18. Nu(de) Metal, Richmond VA, March 2, 2019. Prod. Burlesque Right Meow. “Lady Killer” and “Strange Bird.”

  19. Jurassic Pasties, Richmond VA, February 15, 2019. Prod. Ellie Quinn. “Doctor Doctor” and “Bad to the Bone.”

  20. Yolks on You, Washington DC, December 16, 2018. Prod. Delilah Dentata and Jim Dandy. “Grinch.”

  21. Peep Show Pop Up, Annapolis MD, November 17, 2018. Prod. Les Folies Derriere. “Peeler” and “Strange Bird.”

  22. Lysistrata and Other Burlesque Tales of Rage, Washington DC, November 2, 2018. Prod. Philanthrotease. “Lady Killer.”

  23. When Twirls Collide, Norfolk and Richmond VA, October 6 and 19, 2018. Prod. Ellie Quinn. “Hero Worship” and “Life of Grime.”

  24. Creepypasties, Washington DC, October 13, 2018. Prod. Beaver and Butt Stuff. “Goatman” and “Slenderman.”

  25. Lush Burlesque and Variety, Baltimore MD, October 11, 2018. Prod. Ruby Rockafella. “Peeler” and “Confessional.”

  26. Grandstaff & Stein Burlesque Brunch, Richmond VA, October 7, 2018. Prod. Ellie Quinn. “Peeler” and “Lady Killer.”

  27. Glamour Geek Revue: DragonCon Burlesque, Atlanta GA, September 1, 2018. Prod. Tallolah Love. “Flaming Rainbows.”

  28. Just a Brunch of Nerds, Washington DC, August 12, 2018. Prod. Maki Roll. “Hero Worship” and “Dirty Deeds.”

  29. Stripper Prom, Baltimore MD, May 26, 2018.  Prod. Twisted Knickers Burlesque. “Cuckoo for You” and “Hey London.”

  30. Grandstaff & Stein Burlesque Brunch, Outer Banks NC, May 13. Prod. Ellie Quinn. “Eat My Cake,” and “Confessional.”

  31. A Wicked Halfway to Halloween Affair, Norfolk VA, May 12, 2018. Prod. Nocte Covina Burlesque. “Confessional”

  32. Do Both 4, Philadelphia PA, April 20, 2018. Prod. HoneyTree EvilEye. “Hero Worship.”

  33. Res-Erection, Baltimore MD, March 31, 2018. Prod. Twisted Knickers Burlesque. “Confessional.”

  34. Sensation: A Novel Burlesque Revue, Norfolk VA, January 13, 2018. Prod. Nocte Covina Burlesque. “Cuckoo for You,” and “Wild Thing.”

  35. De-Brew-Tante Burlesque Ball, Philadelphia PA, December 21, 1017. Prod. Liberty Rose. “Hero Worship,”

  36. The Dreadful Cabaret, Washington DC, October 28, 2017. Prod. Camp Variety. “Confessional.” and “Eat My Cake.”

  37. The 8 Bit Revue 2, Washington DC, October 7, 2017. Prod. Maki Roll. "Falming Rainbows"

  38. Goddess: A Burlesque Dedication to Phenomenal Women, Norfolk VA, August 12, 2017. Prod. Nocte Covina Burlesque. “Eat My Cake.”

  39. JustASS League vs. XXX-Men, Washington DC, July 15, 2017. Prod. Maki Roll. “Hero Worship.”

  40. Burlesque for Every Bawdy, Baltimore MD, May 2017. Prod. Bawdy Shop Burlesque.  “Hero Worship.”

Review

"The master/mistress/mastress of outfits and not outfits. Garb and the lack of. Dress and undress. Being slightly almost nude and being less nude than that. Putting an outfit together and taking and outfit apart." -  Mr. Dug Brown