APPLICATIONS ARE OPEN for the 2015 BHoF Weekender!

2015 BHoF Weekender, June 4-7, 2015 at The Orleans Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas
Polish your pasties and grab your glitter! The application period to perform and/or compete at the Burlesque Hall of Fame Weekender is OPEN! Show us your best, your most innovative, your craziest, your classiest and YOU could be chosen for one of the coveted competition slots or for the Movers, Shakers and Innovators showcase!

Go to BHoFApplication.com and start your application today! Applications must be submitted by midnight, PST, on January 19, 2015.

There is a $10 “early bird” discount for applicants who complete the first two steps (which will take only a few minutes!) and submit their payment by January 6th (and if you submit payment by December 15 and change your mind about applying, we’ll refund half your payment!).

Please review the rules carefully as some rules have been ...

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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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Announcing Longer Hours and Legends Sundays

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).

Be sure to follow us on Facebook and Twitter for more information on Legends Sundays as it’s announced, and to see our schedule for 2015.

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Select works from Bunny Yeager on display at BHoF

Dixie Evans by Bunny YeagerWe’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...

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Laura Herbert departs BHoF Board after 15+ years of service

Dixie Evans, Dee Milo & Laura Herbert, Exotic World Ranch 2003. Photo by Marilynne Herbert.

Dixie Evans, Dee Milo, and Laura Herbert at Exotic World (2003). Photo by Marilynne Herbert.

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...

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