Due to street closures and traffic related to the Life Is Beautiful festival, we will be closed Saturday and Sunday, October 25-26. We will re-open with our regular hours on Tuesday, October 28, 11a – 7p. We apologize for any inconvenience.Read More
Please join us in welcoming two new members to the BHoF board, Jaye MacAskill and Bunny Bee. Both bring extensive knowledge and experience to the board, and we are excited to have them as part of our leadership as the museum continues to grow and evolve.
Originally from Canada, Jaye MacAskill is a trained museum professional now working as a historic architectural consultant and real estate agent in San Diego, CA. A life-long fan of small, unusual museums, Jaye made her first visit to the Exotic World Burlesque Hall of Fame Museum in Helendale, CA in 1999. After moving to California to pursue a Master’s Degree in Public History in 2003, she became an active volunteer at Exotic World, helping to ensure the long-term preservation of its collections and traditions...Read More
Good things are happening at the Burlesque Hall of Fame! Starting October 1, 2014, BHoF will be open more hours than ever — 6 days a week, including evening hours. The new hours are:
|Tuesday – Saturday||11am to 7pm|
|Sunday||Noon to 5pm|
We’re also excited to announce a new monthly event, Legends Sundays, which brings burlesque Legends into the museum to tell their stories, share their wisdom, and sign photos and books. The event launched in September with Tiffany Carter and will continue with Dusty Summers on October 5 and Rita Alexander on November 9 (during the Las Vegas Burlesque Festival).Read More
We’re proud to announce that our latest acquisition is on display now: Two images by groundbreaking pinup photographer Bunny Yeager (1929 – 2014).
A model who felt she could do better behind the lens than many of the men photographing her, Yeager became one of the leading photographers of her day, capturing stunning photos of Bettie Page and many of the burlesque stars of the ‘50s, as well as the famous shot of Ursula Andress used to promote the Bond film, Dr. No. These photos she shared with us are particularly dear to our hearts, as they capture a live performance by a young Dixie Evans at the peak of her performing career.
Thank you to Ed Christin and Helmut Schuster, and to Bunny herself, for their generosity and their support of our mission to preserve burlesque history...Read More
The Burlesque Hall of Fame bids a fond farewell to board member and former director Laura Herbert. For over 15 years, Laura has been intimately involved with the organization, including serving as Executive Director from 2005 to 2011, during which time she shepherded the museum through some of its biggest challenges and most explosive growth.
Laura has been part of BHoF’s story since her first visit to Exotic World in the late 1990s, when she first fell in love with the museum, the Miss Exotic World pageant, and of course with Dixie Evans...Read More