Brown Paper Tickets Launches BHoF Fund

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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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Longer Hours and Legends Sundays

Good things are happening at the Burlesque Hall of Fame! BHoF is now open six days a week, including evening hours.

Tuesday – Saturday   11am to 7pm  
  Sunday   Noon to 5pm

We also launched a new event, Legends Sundays, which brings burlesque Legends into the museum to tell their stories, share their wisdom, and sign memoriabilia. The events kicked off in September with Tiffany Carter and continued with Dusty Summers and Rita Alexander.

Be sure to follow us on Facebook and Twitter for more information on Legends Sundays. Our schedule for 2015 will be available soon!

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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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