Described by the LA Weekly as a “real life Jessica Rabbit” and named one of their 2011 “People of the Year”, Lenora Claire is a Los Angeles based multiple career juggling glamour gal who takes all of her absurd projects very seriously.
After appearing on TMZ, NPR, NBC, LA Times, National Enquirer, LA Bizarro and various other media, Lenora is perhaps best known as a national news-making curator following the success of her Golden Gals Gone Wild art show, featuring erotic depictions of the Golden Girls. The show first debuted at the World of Wonder gallery in Los Angeles in 2007 and has since appeared at the World Erotic Art Museum in Miami. Lenora followed with several headline grabbing shows including Bettie Page: Heaven Bound featuring the art of legendary pin-up artist Olivia whom Lenora has also had the honor of modeling for (link to pic). Video from the Bettie Page: Heaven Bound opening reception courtesy of World of Wonder: (link to video)
As a model, Lenora has appeared in multiple magazines and books, but her biggest accomplishment to date was being featured in the USA Network/Vanity Fair Character Project ad campaign which landed Lenora’s face on billboards in Times Square, an aggressive ad campaign on the streets of NYC and the subway, commercials on CNN, USA, and NBC, as well as a poster which appeared in Vanity Fair (link1, link2, link3, link4, link5).
Lenora is also an accomplished entertainment journalist with hundreds of published articles to her credit. While on staff at Frontiers Magazine for nearly four years Lenora wrote four bi-weekly columns (link1, link2, link3)and interviewed such cult icons as Pee Wee Herman, John Waters, Elvira, Lynda Carter, Julie Newmar, and Bob Mackie. Lenora is also a host of a popular webseries called doNUTS where she interviews the colorful late night weirdos that frequent 24 hour donut shops: (link to video). Lenora was named one of the top 10 Jews in comedy by Heeb Magazine
Lenora’s birthday monkey and unicorn attended birthday parties have appeared in everything from the LA Weekly to LA Times as well as part of a TV series about Los Angeles called Allez a LA that ran on the Canal Plus network in France. Lenora also hosted the outrageous nightclub Mr. Black at LA hotspot Bardot for three years.
Lenora worked as head curator of Pop tART Gallery in 2011 but left to pursue other projects. Lenora has also worked on developing TV projects with Doron Ofir, the #1 reality TV casting agent in the world (Jersey Shore, Millionaire Matchmaker, Rupaul’s Drag Race) and hopes to star on, write, and produce more television projects in the future. Lenora has also worked as a Casting Producer on such shows as Rehab with Dr. Drew on VH1, Tattoo Nightmares on Spike, Fangasm on SyFy, and Taboo on National Geographic. Lenora previously co-hosted The Obscenesters with Dee Simon but can now be seen hosting Leg Closers a web series based on her book. Lenora is currently filming her first documentary she is co-directing with Peter Stuart on the history of the fart joke. Lenora is also curating a show featuring art on toilet lids that will be displayed in art inSTALLations that will debut December of 2015.