CONTEST: Win tix and a meet-and-greet with Dita Von Teese! (Ends 7/7/17)

Win tickets to see Dita Von Teese

YOU could win two tickets to see Burlesque Hall of Fame board member Dita Von Teese, July 10th at the House of Blues Las Vegas AND get to meet her after the show!

All you have to do is sign up for our newsletter We’ll announce the winner on Saturday, July 8th.

Already subscribed to our newsletter? Great! Submit your email again to be entered into the contest. Deadline to enter: 11:59pm PT Friday, July 7th.

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Congratulations to our 2017 Sparkly Devil Memorial Scholarship recipient: Raven Virginia!

Raven Virginia

Raven Virginia (credit: Marissa Poirier Photography)

Congratulations to Raven Virginia, winner of the 2017 Sparkly Devil Memorial Scholarship!

As the scholarship recipient, Raven will receive a full pass to all four showcases and all Legends Master Classes during The Burlesque Hall of Fame Weekend at the Orleans Hotel and Casino this June 1-4, and will be paired with one of the attending Legends to act as her escort for the Weekender.

“I almost dropped my phone when the email came through that I had been chosen as the recipient of the 2017 Sparkly Devil Memorial Scholarship,” said Raven. “The work, art, and knowledge I aim to gain from this experience will be funneled back into our community...

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An Open Letter to AGVA Regarding The Rockettes

The Rockettes

The Rockettes have been booked to perform at Donald Trump’s inauguration in January. According to news reports, performers’ concerns over performing at the inauguration of a man whose views on women have been proven deplorable time and again were met with indifference from their union, the American Guild of Variety Artists. The below letter from our director, Dustin M. Wax, was sent to AGVA today.

To Whom It May Concern;

My name is Dustin Wax and I am the director of the Burlesque Hall of Fame (BHoF). We are sister organizations of a sort — BHoF was founded by Jennie Lee, president of the Exotic Dancers League (EDL), an AGVA section, as part of their 1965 annual meeting. From there, it took on a life of its own and was incorporated as an independent entity in 1998.

Jennie Lee founded the ...

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Applications for the 2017 BHOF Weekender are now open!

2016 Miss Exotic World and Reigning Queen of Burlesque, Poison Ivory

Miss Exotic World competition, Tournament of Tease, 2016 Burlesque Hall of Fame Weekend, June 4, 2016 (Photo by MC Newman)

The 2017 BHoF application season is now officially open! Apply now to compete in the 27th Annual Tournament of Tease or showcase your act in Movers, Shakers & Innovators.

As in previous years, we will be using the fabulous online application system hosted on TroupeIT. Be sure to read the Rules of Entry and Judging Criteria, then head to and get your application started TODAY!

Did you apply last year? Use the same login to access the system. If not, sign up for an account today – simply enter your email address and create a password...

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Hours Change for December 2016

To facilitate scheduling as we prepare to move into our new space, BHoF will be closed on Sundays through the month of December 2016. We will be open Tuesday through Saturday, 10am to 6pm, through the end of the year.

We will return to our regular Tuesday through Sunday schedule beginning on January 8, 2017.

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