I am so honored to announce that I'm Ms. Noir City 2013!
Don't believe me? Don't make me take out my wrench!

As a long-time fan of the genre and lover of the Noir City film festival, it's a dream come true really. Plus, working with monster talents Eddie Muller, Bill Selby, and David Allen to create this poster was an amazing experience. Not only did I get to go "behind the curtain" of the Alameda Naval Air Station's old theater (now Michaan's Auctions screening room) and hang around one of the oldest functioning projectors in the Bay Area, but I learned quite a bit about lighting, posing, and staging from these three masters. 

Consistently, year after year, the Noir City posters are viscerally compelling; they grab you by the guts and sell you on the seamy shadow world we long to escape to. These posters manage to sum up what we love to characterize about the genre, all at once in one astonishing moment. Danger, sex, sweat, escapism, oblivion, Death. We got it. You want suspense? Look at what's about to happen to Eddie's glasses in that poster!

But the honor doesn't stop there. This year's festival line-up, released at last night's Noir City Xmas event, is full of iconic classics, rarities, and surprises (HELLO! 3-D NOIR!) that makes me think this year's festival is the best yet. Listen to me...I'm holding a huge wrench. 


So Many Shows in December! Catch One if You Can!

Happy holidays and all that junk!
Odessa Lil has a lot going on in December. If you are looking for something to do this month, you came to the right place!

First off, you can ALWAYS watch my weekly burlesque/variety talkshow, Speakeasily, in the archives at http://tradiov.com/sf/category/speakeasily.
Join us on Facebook while you're at it and get updates on the show and neat highlight clips too: http://www.facebook.com/speakeasilyshow.
Additionally, sign up for the newsletter to get even more behind the scenes action: http://eepurl.com/szOEz.


12/11: Bombshell Betty's Everyday Bombshell Scholarship Fund Benefit Show
TUESDAY, December 11th
Doors @ 9:00PM, Show @ 9:30PM

Elbo Room
647 Valencia St in SF
21+ w/ valid ID

Celebrate the Holidays with the Burlesqueteers! It’s nice to be naughty and our performers will warm you up for the Winter with their acts of talent, beauty, and sensuality. Santa would approve! You will also be supporting the Everyday Bombshell™ Scholarship Fund.

HOSTED BY: Odessa Lil, your *thwack!* Mistress of Ceremonies!

Featuring burlesque performances by:
Bombshell Betty! Bella D! Belle Phenomene! Cleo Torres! Dolly Dior! Jayne Minx! Red Delicious! Ruby Cosmic! Savage Rose! Sindee Rose! Trixie Fou Laurant! Valhalla Voom! Violet Streak! Yve Jobs!

$10 - General admission
$35 - Table for two (includes general admission)

For VIP tables and presale tickets, go to: http://www.bombshellbetty.net/products/dec-elbo

12/21: Diva or Die Burlesque
Friday, December 21st
The Exit Theatre
156 Eddy Street

December is just around the corner! Already tired of the holiday season, Christmas decorations, and shopping? Well, plan ahead and get your tickets to the next DIVA or Die Burlesque! Also, the show is at the end of the Mayan calendar, so, please come join us for our special end of the show ritual to hold off the end of the world until the next millenium!

Get your tickets now for this amazing show at the wonderful Exit Theatre, before you miss out!!

Our show features the one and only Odessa Lil as MC!
Our talented and beautiful performers include:
Tasty Temptress! Elyse Elaine! Dangerous Delilah! Sgt. Die Weiss! Rosey Booticelli! Laura Borealis! IfNWhendy! Red Velvet! Red Delicious! CoCo Jewelle! and more!!

Come strip away your inhibitions in this intimate little theater!

Get your tickets in advance, as they sell out quickly! Go to: http://www.theexit.org/divafest/tickets/

Yep, Odessa lil is taking it all off for the holidays...
Saturday, December 22nd
NNER MISSION (formerly CELLspace)
2050 Bryant Street
21 & Up w/valid ID
DOORS, Go-Go's & DJ STARR at 9:00PM


Get ready for a super-sized SATURDAY NIGHT stocking-stuffer, starring...

The Sizzling Sirens (Sacramento, CA)!
Sailor St. Claire (Seattle, WA)!
Raphaele Daubois!
Szandora LaVey!
Odessa Lil!
Casey Castille!
Mercy Beaucoup!
Honey Lawless!
Gigi D'Flower!
Pickles Kintaro!
Miss Balla Fire!
Lady Satan!
Bunny Pistol!
Rosalynn LaRoux
Gorilla X!
& The Hubba Hubba Go-Go Elves!

hosted by Kingfish & Sparkly Devil!

plus! JUMP, JIVE & ROLL with musical guests