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Dita Von Teese (born Heather Sweet on September 28, 1972 in Rochester, Michigan) is a popular American burlesque artist.
Von Teese is fond of wearing elaborate lingerie such as corsets and stockings, and, in her words, "puts the tease back into striptease" with long, complex dance shows complete with props and characters.
She was featured in Playboy magazine in 1999, 2001 and 2002.
She is also a leading fetish model and has been compared to Bettie Page. She also acts, in such movies as Romancing Sara, Matter of Trust, in which she is billed as Heather Sweet, and also in two films by Andrew Blake: Pin Ups 2 and Decadence.
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On December 3, 2005, von Teese was married to American musician Marilyn Manson in a non-denominational ceremony at Curteen Castle in Kilsheelan (County Tipperary), Ireland, the home of Gottfried Helnwein. The wedding was officiated by surrealist film director and comic book writer Alejandro Jodorowsky. They reportedly exchanged vows in front of approximately 60 guests, including Lisa Marie Presley, and she wore a royal purple silk taffeta gown by Vivienne Westwood plus a tri-corned hat and matching corset. The two have been a couple since 2000.
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The two have been a couple since 2000. In the Marillion song Bitter Suite from "Misplaced Childhood" there is a reference to Lyon. They reportedly exchanged vows in front of approximately 60 guests, including Lisa Marie Presley, and she wore a royal purple silk taffeta gown by Vivienne Westwood plus a tri-corned hat and matching corset. Lyon is twinned with:. The wedding was officiated by surrealist film director and comic book writer Alejandro Jodorowsky. The long list of notable Lyonnais includes:. On December 3, 2005, von Teese was married to American musician Marilyn Manson in a non-denominational ceremony at Curteen Castle in Kilsheelan (County Tipperary), Ireland, the home of Gottfried Helnwein. Despite occasional problems with the technology infrastructure or lack of cards in vending machines, it seems to have been adopted as a viable means of public transport.
. The system was introduced in May 2005 and was a huge success in its first few months of operation. She also acts, in such movies as Romancing Sara, Matter of Trust, in which she is billed as Heather Sweet, and also in two films by Andrew Blake: Pin Ups 2 and Decadence. Known as Vélo'v, it is owned and operated by the advertising company JCDecaux, which refers to it as Cyclocity. She is also a leading fetish model and has been compared to Bettie Page. Lyon has a public bicycle network of 2000 bikes which can be picked up and dropped off at points around the city. She was featured in Playboy magazine in 1999, 2001 and 2002. In addition to the extensive metro and bus system, Lyon has a tramway system.
Von Teese is fond of wearing elaborate lingerie such as corsets and stockings, and, in her words, "puts the tease back into striptease" with long, complex dance shows complete with props and characters. The TCL (Transport en Commun Lyonnais : Lyon's Public transport) serves 62 communes of the Lyons agglomeration and constitutes the second grid system jointly French. Dita Von Teese (born Heather Sweet on September 28, 1972 in Rochester, Michigan) is a popular American burlesque artist. Metro: see Lyon Metro. ISBN 0060591676. 1982. Dita Von Teese, Burlesque and the Art of the Teese, Regan Books, 2006. It was the first city to be connected by the TGV c.
Playboy's Sexy 100 February 2003. Lyon is connected to the North (Lille, Paris) and the South (Marseille, Montpellier) by the TGV. 84 March 2002. Airport: Saint-Exupéry International Airport. Playboy's Book of Lingerie Vol. The red vestments of the canons of Lyon are said to have given rise to red becoming the signature color of the cardinals, in a decree promulgated under Pope Innocent IV at the First Council of Lyons, 1245. 78 March 2001. The archdiocese dates to Roman times before Franks entered modern France (see history above).
Playboy's Book of Lingerie Vol. The Roman Catholic Archbishop of the city holds the title "Primate of the Gauls" (Primat des Gaules) and is the leading Archbishop of France. 75 September 2000. Two of France's best known wine-growing regions are located near Lyon: the Beaujolais to the North, and the Côtes du Rhône to the South. Playboy's Book of Lingerie Vol. During the event, the local population places candles in their windows and the city of Lyon organizes and projects impressive large-scale light shows onto the sides of important Lyonais monuments, such as the mediaeval Cathédral St-Jean. 74 July 2000 (pages 68-69). December 8 each year is marked by "la Fête de la Lumière" (the Festival of Lights), a celebration of thanks to the Virgin Mary, who purportedly saved the city from a deadly plague in the Middle Ages.
Playboy's Book of Lingerie Vol. The Lumière brothers invented cinema in the town in 1898. 72 March 2000. For several centuries Lyon has been known as the capital of gastronomy, fine handweaving, and the silk trade. Playboy's Book of Lingerie Vol. Lyon was an early center for printing books, and nurtured a circle of 16th century poets. 70 November 1999. Interpol headquarters is located in this neighborhood.
Playboy's Book of Lingerie Vol. This area also contains the Parc de la tête d'or, one of Europe's largest urban parks. Playboy's Girlfriends September 1999 (pages 76-81). Across the Rhône from the presqu'ile sits modern Lyon, home to the urban center Lyon Part-Dieu; central France's only skyscraper; and most of the city's population. 69 September 1999. Specifically, it is the largest clear square (i.e., without any patches of greenery, trees or any other kind of obstacles) in Europe. Playboy's Book of Lingerie Vol. On the peninsula (presqu'ile) between the rivers Rhône and Saône, is the third largest public square in France, and one of the largest in Europe, the Place Bellecour.
67 May 1999 - Mizuno (pages 28-29). The Saint-Jean and the Croix-Rousse areas, which are noted for their narrow passageways (traboules) that pass through buildings and link the streets either side, were designated UNESCO World Heritage Sites in 1998. Playboy's Book of Lingerie Vol. Croix-Rousse the hill that works was traditionally home to the many small silk workshops, an industry for which the city was renowned. 66 March 1999. Fourvière, known as the hill that prays is the location for the highly decorated Notre-Dame de Fourvière basilica, several convents, the palace of the Archbishop, the Tour métallique (a highly visible TV tower) and a funicular. Playboy's Book of Lingerie Vol. The Rhône and Saône rivers meet at the south end of the city, which is dominated by the two hills Fourvière and the Croix-Rousse.
64 November 1998 (pages 84-85). (See also Klaus Barbie.) The traboules, or secret passages, through the houses enabled the local people to escape Gestapo raids. Playboy's Book of Lingerie Vol. Lyon was a centre for the occupying German forces and also a stronghold of resistance during World War II, and the town is now home to a resistance museum. Playboy's Body Language October 1998. The 1831 uprising saw one of the first recorded uses of the black flag as an emblem of protest. 62 July 1998 (Mizuno, pages 14-15). The silk workers of Lyon, known as canuts, staged two major uprisings: in 1831 and 1834.
Playboy's Book of Lingerie Vol. Bartholomew's Day Massacres in 1572. Playboy's Real Sex February 1998. Lyon was a scene of mass violence against Huguenots in the St. 58 November 1997 (Mizuno, pages 8-9). Thanks to the silk trade, Lyon became an important industrial town during the 19th century. Playboy's Book of Lingerie Vol. During the Renaissance, the city developed with the silk trade, especially with Italy; the Italian influence on Lyon's architecture can still be seen.
Playboy's Lingerie Model Search February 1997. When international banking moved to Genoa, then Amsterdam, Lyon simply became the banking center of France; its new Bourse (treasury), built in 1749, still resembled a public bazaar where accounts were settled in the open air. The fairs in Lyon, the invention of Italian merchants, made it the economic countinghouse of France in the late 15th century. 327). Fernand Braudel remarked, "Historians of Lyon are not sufficiently aware of the bi-polarity between Paris and Lyon, which is a constant structure in French development" from the late Middle Ages to the Industrial Revolution (Braudel 1984 p.
In 843, by the Treaty of Verdun, Lyon, with the country beyond the Saône, went to Lothair I. Burgundian refugees from the destruction of Worms by Huns in 437 were resettled by the military commander of the west, Aëtius, at Lugdunum, which was formally the capital of the new Burgundian kingdom by 461. The great Christian bishop of Lyon in the 2nd century was the Easterner Irenaeus. The Christians in Lyon were persecuted for their religious views under the reigns of the Roman emperors Marcus Aurelius and Septimus Severus.
Two emperors were born in this city: Claudius and Caracalla. It then became the capital of Gaul, partly thanks to its fortunate site at the convergence of two navigable rivers, and quickly became the main city of Gaul. Agrippa recognized that Lugdunum's position on the natural highway from northern to south-eastern France made it a natural communications hub, and he made Lyon the starting point of the principal Roman roads throughout Gaul. The three parts of Gaul mentioned by Caesar met at Lyon.
Lug's 'totem' was a cock (rooster), hence the Modern French association with 'le coq'. The name was latinised as Lugdunum; Lug was equated by the Romans to Mercurius. Lyon was founded as a Roman colony in 43 BC by Munatius Plancus, a lieutenant of Caesar, on the site of a Gaulish hill-fort settlement called Lug[o]dunon—from the Celtic sun god Lugus ('Light', cognate to Old Irish Lugh, Modern Irish Lú) and dúnon (hill-fort). Lyon, similarly to Marseille and Paris is divided into 9 municipal arrondissements, referred to by number.
Lyon is the capital of the Rhône-Alpes région, the préfecture of the Rhône département, and the capital of 14 cantons, covering 1 commune, and with a total population of 445,452 (1999). . Lyon is also the international headquarters of Interpol. Lyonnaise Region is an unofficial, popular name, not to be confused with the administrative région of Rhône-Alpes, which is much larger than the Lyonnaise Region.
Today the region around Lyon is still known as Lyonnais (French: le Lyonnais), or sometimes even as the Lyonnaise Region (French: Région Lyonnaise). The city gave its name to the Lyonnais province, of which it was the capital. Lyon is the capital of the Rhône-Alpes région, and the préfecture (capital) of the Rhône département. Together with its suburbs and satellite towns, Lyon forms the second largest metropolitan area in France after Paris, with 1,648,216 inhabitants at the 1999 census, and approximately the 20th to 25th largest metropolitan area of Western Europe.
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