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Amy Touchette, The Limelight, Chelsea, No. 2
The Limelight, Chelsea, No. 2
Amy Touchette, Marquee Night Club, Chelsea
Marquee Night Club, Chelsea
Amy Touchette, Arriving Home
Arriving Home
Amy Touchette, Leaving Home
Leaving Home
Amy Touchette, Fez, Greenwich Village, No. 1
Fez, Greenwich Village, No. 1
Amy Touchette, The Glamazons
The Glamazons
Amy Touchette, Dollhaus Gallery Basement, Williamsburg
Dollhaus Gallery Basement, Williamsburg
Amy Touchette, The Limelight, Chelsea, No. 1
The Limelight, Chelsea, No. 1
Amy Touchette, Backstage with Protegees
Backstage with Protégées
Amy Touchette, "Hollywood" Tribute to Dixie Evans
“Hollywood” Tribute to Dixie Evans
Amy Touchette, With Bambi the Mermaid, Backstage at Deitch Projects
With Bambi the Mermaid, Backstage at Deitch Projects
Amy Touchette, Circus Sideshow Dressing Room, Coney Island
Circus Sideshow Dressing Room, Coney Island
Amy Touchette, Protegees
Protégées
Amy Touchette, Fishing for Martini Olives in Panties
Fishing for Martini Olives in Panties
Amy Touchette, Shoot the Arrow
Shoot the Arrow
Amy Touchette, East Village, No. 1
East Village, No. 1
Amy Touchette, Break
Break
Amy Touchette, With Karl Giant, No. 1
With Karl Giant, No. 1
Amy Touchette, To Ray, Love *BOB*
To Ray, Love *BOB*
Amy Touchette, Night Clubbing No. 2
Night Clubbing, No. 2
Amy Touchette, Fez, Greenwich Village, No. 2
Fez, Greenwich Village, No. 2
Amy Touchette, Home, in Bikinis
Home, in Bikinis
Amy Touchette, Cherry Grove, Fire Island, No. 1
Cherry Grove, Fire Island No. 1
Amy Touchette, With Mr. Means
With Mr. Means
Amy Touchette, Home, in Panties
Home, in Panties
Amy Touchette, Laundromat Greenpoint
Laundromat, Greenpoint
Amy Touchett, Lorimer Street, Wiliamsburg
Lorimer Street, Williamsburg
Amy Touchette, Sutton Street
Sutton Street
Amy Touchette, Film Shoot, Chinatown, No. 3
Film Shoot, Chinatown, No. 3
Amy Touchette, Backstage at Galapagos Art Space, Williamsburg
Backstage at Galapagos Art Space, Williamsburg
with Jordana Kaplow and Melissa Dadourian
Film Shoot, Chinatown, No. 1
Amy Touchette, National Arts Club Drawing Class, Gramercy Park
National Arts Club Drawing Class, Gramercy Park
Amy Touchette, Tompkins Square Library Drawing Class, East Village
Tompkins Square Library Drawing Class, East Village
Amy Touchette, Backstage, Times Square
Backstage, Times Square
Amy Touchette, Backstage at Deitch Projects, SoHo
Backstage at Deitch Projects, SoHo
Amy Touchette, Backstage Partition, The Tides, Fire Island
Backstage Partition, The Tides, Fire Island
Amy Touchette, French Sailors, The Knitting Factory, Tribeca
French Sailors, The Knitting Factory, Tribeca
Amy Touchette, Making the Bed
Making the Bed
Amy Touchette, Before Bed
Before Bed
Amy Touchette, Waiting for Northside Car Service
Waiting for Northside Car Service
Amy Touchette, Home, No. 1
Home, No. 1
Amy Touchette, Nighttime, with Movie Star
Nighttime, with Movie Star
Amy Touchette, Winter Morning
Winter Morning
Amy Touchette, Home, with Movie Star
Home, with Movie Star
Amy Touchette, Salvation Army, Williamsburg
Salvation Army, Williamsburg
Amy Touchette, 9:30 A.M.
9:30 a.m.
Amy Touchette, Midtown
Midtown
Amy Touchette, With Pete
With Pete
Amy Touchette, Stage Entrance
Stage Entrance

The World Famous *BOB* is a female burlesque dancer based in Brooklyn who is a central part of the neo burlesque movement that began in New York City in the 1990s. Raised on an isolated 115-acre farm in the California Valley, she renamed herself “Bob” after Robert Smith of The Cure when she was a teenager and was later crowned “The World Famous *BOB*”—now her legal name—by her drag mother, Jackie Beat, when she performed in her first Wigstock. Born female, she nevertheless aspired to be a drag queen from a young age, which led to years of searching for her true gender identity, drug abuse, hustling, and alienation from family. A self-described “female-female spiritual transsexual,” this intense, often painful personal journey eventually drew her to burlesque, which allowed her to embrace her femininity in a way that finally made her comfortable. She currently shares her life story with college students in a highly moving, theatrical one-person show, “One Man Show: The True Story of Miss World Famous *BOB*,” in order to spread a message of hope and survival to the younger queer and queer-friendly community.

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