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Under The Covers: Bookthefilm Publishing’s Sequel to the ‘dr.a.g.’ Coffee Table Book Reveals The World Of Burlesque

Burlesque Cover by Karl Giant

“Drag is too many clothes for one gender, while Burlesque leaves it all on the floor”, says Christopher Logan of his book series.

The purveyors of glamour, Bookthefilm Publishing, are back with their sequel to their hit book, ‘dr.a.g.’ (dressed as girl). The dr.a.g. book sold across the United States and Canada, and in 17 countries in Europe, won a nod of acclaim from the Governor of Nevada and QVegas Magazine for being a positive voice for diversity and inclusion during their Pride celebration, and was chosen as a VIP gift at the Independent Filmmakers Lounge at the Sundance Film Festival 2015.

“When the opening act is stunning men frocked beyond belief, what comes next? Burlesque. Let’s bring on the women!”, says author Christopher Logan.

In the second book in the series, the best of the best of the world of burlesque are given the royal treatment and showcased in stunning photographic spreads that run the gambit from the smoking hot revolution Perle Noire, the regal glamour of the UKs reigning Queen of Burlesque Immodesty Blaize, gore/gothic lover and horror actress Little Miss Risk and male burlesquers Tigger and The Stage Door Johnnies, to the most recognized face of burlesque: Miss Dita Von Teese.

The performance aspects of the burlesque world are brought beautifully into focus with the work of photographers Toni Wallachy, Stephanie Saujon and Olena Sullivan. The dr.a.g. book was mostly studio shots, but for Burlesque, we wanted to make sure to capture that explosive on-stage experience, says Logan. Getting to see these performers come to life under the loving gaze of these three female photographers adds an honest admiration and intensity that leaps off the page.

The men capture their share of images as well. There is a beautiful feature on the work of the most prolific burlesque photographer Neil Kendall, showing off his signature style of Old Hollywood Glamour, and the book is beautifully wrapped in a stunning capture of performance artist Meow Meow by renowned photographer Karl Giant.

Christopher Logan, actor (Connie and Carla, Saving Silverman, Tron Legacy, Once Upon A Time), is raising funds to produce films on the back of these gorgeous books. “I thought if all the funding came from people who already loved the arts, it would be a more pure way to get there.”, says Logan. “A different way to turn a book into a movie.”

With a goal of raising $ 16 000 via Kickstarter, the campaign will use pre-sales revenue to produce the Burlesque book. The campaign can be supported with a little as one dollar and as much as $ 300 or more, offering signed copies by famous drag and burlesque stars as perks, along with advance copies.

Visit our website at http://www.bookthefilm.com to view both books

To join the Kickstarter and Make Burlesque Happen: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1369663719/the-burlesque-coffee-table-book

“We’re keeping book alive in the most glamorous way possible”, says Logan.


Livefyre Wins World Technology Award for IT Software Company of the Year

(PRWEB) November 18, 2013

Livefyre, provider of the leading real-time conversation and social curation platform, today announced that it has been named the 2013 Corporate IT Software Company of the Year as part of the World Technology Awards.

Held during the World Technology Networks Annual Summit, the World Technology Awards recognize individuals and companies whose innovative contributions to their field are shaping the future of the industry. Livefyre was one of eight finalists in the Corporate IT Software Category and was named the winner above other finalists including Dropbox, GenoSpace, Percolate Industries, SanDisk, SiSense, Splunk, and Terracotta.

This has been an incredible year for Livefyre and we are honored to be recognized by the World Technology Network for our achievements, said Jordan Kretchmer, founder and CEO of Livefyre. We are transforming the way that people interact with brands on the web and our real-time platform makes it easy for large enterprises to manage billions of real-time conversations a month, making their websites, mobile apps, and ads just as engaging as a social network.

Other winners of 2013 World Technology Awards include Tesla Motors (Energy), IBM (Health and Medicine), Kiva Systems (IT Hardware), Eric Schmidt & Jared Cohen with Google (Media and Journalism), and Julian Paul Assange with Wikileaks (Policy).

The Awards were held on Friday, November 15th at the Time and Life Building in New York.

With this win, Livefyre will now be inducted as a member of the World Technology Network, which includes more than 1,000 members from over 60 countries around the world.

About Livefyre

Livefyre helps companies engage consumers through a combination of real-time conversation, social curation and social advertising. With Livefyre’s social CMS, brands can integrate real-time social content into their websites, mobile apps, advertisements and television broadcasts to increase viewer engagement, boost website traffic and drive revenue. As the fourth largest network online, Livefyre is powering real-time social experiences for over 550 leading brands including American Idol, AOL, Bravo, CBS, Conde Nast, Cox Media Group, Dow Jones/WSJ, FOX Sports, Mashable, NASCAR, Showtime, Sony Playstation, Sports Illustrated, The New York Times and Universal Music Group. Livefyre also acquired social storytelling platform Storify in September 2013.

Founded in 2009 with offices in San Francisco, New York and London, Livefyre was named one of the best places to work in the Bay Area by the San Francisco Business Times and 2013 Corporate IT Software Company of the year by the World Technology Network. For more information, visit http://www.livefyre.com or follow us Twitter and Instagram at @livefyre or @storify.