Apply now for the 2016 Sparkly Devil Memorial Scholarship

sparkly devilApplications are now open for the third annual Sparkly Devil Memorial Scholarship. The scholarship builds on the inspirational work of the late Sparkly Devil to foster a stronger burlesque community and to learn from burlesque’s Living Legends. The recipient will receive a full pass to the 2016 BHoF Weekender, 4 nights of hotel accommodation at The Orleans Hotel and Casino during the Weekender, admission to ALL classes taught by Legends at the BHoF Weekender Finishing School, a coveted space as an escort for one of the Legends attending the Weekender, and a flashy certificate suitable for framing and/or rhinestoning.

“I cannot urge performers enough to apply for this opportunity to learn, grow, and give back,” says 2015 recipient Tessa Von Teese...

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“At Toni’s Side”: Lessons from the 2015 BHoF Weekender by Sparkly Devil Memorial Scholarship winner Tessa von Twinkle



Tessa von Twinkle with Toni Elling Along with so many others in our community who haven’t yet experienced it for themselves, I’ve been e-creeping on The Burlesque Hall of Fame Weekender for years.  Whether Facebook-feed binging, watching hours of YouTube videos, or partaking in the many other fantastic modern marvels of social media, I’ve annually soaked up the weekender online vicariously through my friends, peers, and idols.  I have also always been *extremely* grateful to all of those who have taken the extra time to make sure that they documented their experiences in this way for the rest of us out there.  Each year I told myself, “Glitter, help me, I WILL get there next year”, just to have to give myself yet another rain check.

With this, you can imagine that upon notice of my receiving this year’s S...

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Holiday Hours for 2015

We will be closed on the following dates during the 2015 holiday season:

  • Wed, Nov 25 (Open 11a – 4p, closed 4p-7p)
  • Thurs, Nov 26 (Closed all day)
  • Thurs and Fri, Dec 24-25 (Closed all day)
  • Thurs and Fri, Dec 31 and Jan 1 (Closed all day)

We wish all of you a wonderful holiday season!

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Help us raise $50k to move BHoF in 2016!

The moment you’ve all been waiting for is here:

The Burlesque Hall of Fame is MOVING!

After months of planning and negotiation, we have signed the lease on a new home for the world’s only museum dedicated to preserving, sharing, celebrating, and inspiring the art of burlesque. The new space is nearly 15 TIMES BIGGER than the current space in downtown Las Vegas, and will be located in the heart of Las Vegas’ burgeoning Arts District. Meaning it will be not just much bigger but much more accessible to tourists, travelers, and locals alike!

This is a tremendously thrilling — but also challenging — time in the history of the Burlesque Hall of Fame! And your support will play a vital role in our success.

The build-out and preparation of our new home comes with some very real costs, and w...

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Send Holiday Cards to Burlesque Legends

Jennie Lee HolidayHelp us make the Legends’ lives a little brighter this holiday season by sending cards for your favorite burlesque Legends. Now through December 10, we will be collecting cards to forward. Below is a list of Legends whose mailing addresses we currently have up-to-date (and we’re working on more!); you can send any of them a card by mailing it to:

[Legend’s Name]
c/o Burlesque Hall of Fame
PO Box 580
Las Vegas, NV 89125

If you’d like to send several together, send the whole package to “Legends” at the above address — make sure you put their name and your return address on each envelope!

Alice Chan (Grant Avenue Follies)
April Daye
April March
Arlene Dark Wing
Betty Rowland
Bic Carroll
Big Fannie Annie
Black Violet
Camille 2000
Cindy Kay
Cynthiana
Dee Milo
Diana Love
Diane DeLys
Eartha Qua...
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