Miss Kitty Baby is not only an ace swing dancer (you might have seen her last August in a cameo at Prowling for Paws), but she’s a US Marine and the best kind of pin-up girl- the philanthropic kind. Kitty Baby’s headstrong, resourceful nature has taken her far- at 18 she joined the Marines; after finishing her first enlistment she tried her hand at the Alaskan fishing trade for a decade, eventually landing in Seattle where “Kitty Baby the Deckhand” became Miss Kitty Baby, Pin-up Girl and Burlesque Performer. In 2007, Kitty and Lola Dee created The Pinup Angels, a charitable group of ladies from all over the US tasked with providing care packages, raising money, and sending old-fashioned visual morale boosters to deployed servicemen and women serving in Iraq and Afghanistan. Think vintage pin-ups with a modern take- naughty, but nice.
This Saturday, The Pinup Angels present Christmas Stockings: A Burlesque Fundraiser at The Jewel Box Theater. Seattle performers Evilyn Sin Claire and Iva Handfull (of burlesque-for-charity trio Discontinued Trim) co-star, among others. All proceeds will offset the cost of springtime care packages before the Angels hit the annual car show circuit and other events this summer.