Letter from our Board: Welcome to the new BHoF

Early Exotic Dancers League Meeting

With the 2015 BHoF Weekender just a day away, we wanted to talk about some of the many changes that have occurred and are occurring at BHoF. Please enjoy this letter from our Board.

Dear Burlesque Community, Museum Visitors, and BHoF Supporters,

This is a year of anniversaries for The Burlesque Hall of Fame. We celebrate not only the 50th anniversary of our collection and the 25th Miss Exotic World competition, but also the 60th anniversary of the founding of the Exotic Dancers League and our 10th Weekender here in Las Vegas. It’s a time for honoring our past and looking forward into our future.

Beginning with the reopening of the museum in 2010, BHoF has undertaken a tremendous project of reinvention...

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2014 BHoF Weekender Report Published

The BHoF Weekender is by far our largest fundraising event every year, raising the money we need to sustain our museum and collection and to continue to develop new programming. With the 2015 Weekender just about to begin, we wanted to take the opportunity to share with our community how the Weekender raises funds, what those funds are used for, and how much ends up going to the museum’s general fund for conservation, programming, and other expenses. Our 2014 BHoF Weekender Financial Report details our revenues and expenses from the event held last summer, as part of our ongoing effort to increase BHoF’s transparency and our involvement with our community.

Please visit the BHoF Weekender site to read our 2014 BHoF Weekender Financial Report.

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Congratulations to our 2015 Sparkly Devil Memorial Scholarship winner!

2015 Sparkly Devil Memorial Scholarship winner Tessa Von Twinkle

Congratulations to Tessa Von Twinkle, winner of the 2015 Sparkly Devil Memorial Scholarship!

As the scholarship recipient, Tessa Von Twinkle 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 4-7, and will be paired with one of the attending Legends to act as her escort for the Weekender.

“I couldn’t be more honored to have been chosen by the Burlesque Hall of Fame as this year’s Sparkly Devil Memorial Scholarship winner,” said Von Twinkle. “The history of burlesque is so rich and the opportunity to talk one-on-one with the Legends who shaped that history is an incredible way to learn from the past and to keep burlesque moving forward.”

The Sparkly Devil Memorial Scho...

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Brown Paper Tickets Launches BHoF Fund

BHoF BPT

The Burlesque Hall of Fame is pleased to announce that through a friendly acquisition of GlitterTix, Brown Paper Tickets has established a Burlesque Hall of Fame fund through which producers and their audiences can support BHoF!

Event producers can add a $.35 or $1.00 donation amounts to ticket prices—100% of which goes directly to the Burlesque Hall of Fame. Producers can also donate separately to BHoF via Brown Paper Tickets’ new Burlesque Hall of Fame Donation page (with no fees taken by BPT).

Brown Paper Tickets is the #1 ticketer of burlesque events in North America, working with 900 burlesque producers annually and helping them to sell more than $3 million in tickets to burlesque events. Visit Burlesque Love, BPT’s resource page for burlesque producers, for information on event...

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BHoF Welcomes New Board Members Jaye MacAskill and Bunny Bee

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.

Jaye MacAskillOriginally 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...

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