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WORLD FAMOUS *BOB*

THE JACKIE FACTORY PRESENTED
A STRIPPER'S CHRISTMAS

DECEMBER 15-23, 2000 AT THE SLIPPER ROOM NYC

The JACKIE FACTORY's Christmas show is the ultimate New York alternative Christmas spectacle, infusing the difficult season with perspectives of the drag performer, the alienated artist, the working girl and the estranged outsider. The 2000 edition, A STRIPPER'S CHRISTMAS, followed Christmas Eve at "Jackie's Jewel Box", an imaginary burlesque house, as the best and worst of holiday moods infused the curtain calls and gaudy routines. Our stellar cast included legends of many performance genres, including postmodern dance greats THE BUTOH ROCKETTES, difficult drag divas DUELLING BANKHEADS, Dada showgirl MARTI DOMINATION, impossible beauty AMANDA LEPORE and poet BOBBY MILLER as burlesque MC "Jackie Pipkin." In the burlesque tradition, the cast added three "featured" performers each week, including DEBBIE HARRY, WORLD FAMOUS *BOB*, JESSICA RABBIT DOMINATION and Funny Lady JACKIE HOFFMAN.

A VERY JACKIE CHRISTMAS was born at LaMama in 1992, returned annually to The Theater at MOTHER from 1996-1999, and found a wonderful for 2001 and 2002 at the neo-burlesque SLIPPER ROOM on Orchard Street. This sixth edition (directed by CHI CHI VALENTI) broke all previous attendance records in a frenzy of feather boas, well-placed pasties and fake snow.

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Johnny Dynell

Johnny Dynell, musical director, conducts his Turntable Orchestra in the manner of a great bandleader.

Marti Domination

Miss Marti Domination represented the nearly-lost but now fashionable art of Classic Fan Dance a la Sally Rand.

The Butoh Rockettes

Butoh Rockettes (l-r) Kacie Chang, Susan X, Celeste Hastings and Frank Schneider outdid themselves with the 13 minute "Noh Xmas."

The Butoh Rockettes

Butoh Rockettes unleash their fabulous electrified birds at the climax of the butoh Christmas pageantry.

Amanda Lepore

Impossible beauty Amanda Lepore pondered motherhood, then gave ALL for her art both in and out of her patent leather gown.

Chi Chi Valenti

Show director Chi Chi Valenti performs A Stripper's Christmas, her 1992 prose-poem that inspired this year's theme.

Bob

Blonde bombshell WORLD FAMOUS *BOB* unwraps two very special Christmas packages to the absolute delight of the crowd.

Duelling Bankheads

Hilarious holiday grumpster Clark Render was in fine form with the Duelling Bankheads finale, set in their dressing room.

Bobby Miller

"Who were you expecting - Gypsy Rose Lee, maybe?" Bobby Miller MC'd in high comedic drag form as "Jackie Pipkin".

Hattie Hathaway

Scene-stealer and show coordinator Hattie Hathaway made them howl as Irma, a former showgirl turned cleaning woman.

Basil Twist

Master puppeteer Basil Twist returned with his latest creation turned stripper for the night. What a doll!

Debbie Harry

Debbie Harry and her "Moonbabies" Garrett Domina and Rob Roth turned all silvery for two magic performances.