2012 Indiegogo Supporters

At the beginning of July, the Burlesque Hall of Fame was informed that the building where the vast majority of our collection is stored would be seized under eminent domain for the widening of Interstate 15, Las Vegas’ main interstate artery.

This sudden, unexpected development is not one our modest operating budget can easily cover.  At a minimum, the collection must be inventoried and each piece examined, packed for transit, moved, and then re-inventoried and re-examined. And of course, we want to do more than the minimum.

While the timing of this new move is far from ideal (you can barely move your arms in Las Vegas in August, much less a museum), it presents an ideal opportunity for us to not just continue to shelter the collection in “suspended animation” but to fully revive it, by upgrading to facilities where we can access, study, and restore these priceless historical treasures.

Our goal, above and beyond simply protecting our collection, is to provide the facilities our collection deserves: a larger space to accommodate new acquisitions, with shelves and racks for properly organizing everything, archival-quality storage materials to store it in, and suitable environment to work in.

On July 23, BHoF launched a fundraising campaign to raise funds to help us move our collection to upgraded facilities. Our goal is to raise $20,000 by August 31. Visit our campaign page on IndieGoGo to pledge your support and follow our campaign, and please spread the word widely through Facebook, Twitter, and wherever else you express yourself online. With your help, we can come one step closer to the museum our collection — and the legacy of burlesque — deserves.

Visit indiegogo.com/bhof for more information and to donate today!

Our supporters

Please join us in thanking the following people, whose generous support has enabled the Burlesque Hall of Fame to protect its collection and continue to grow. It is a pleasure to work with a community of such caring, committed people.

Allix Mortis
Amelia Facchin
Arielle Rombough
Ava Noir
Bernard Ryan
Camille Sands
Candy del Rio
Cherokee Rose
Cherrie Sweetbottom
Cindy Adkisson
Coco Flame
David Williams
Deepa De Jour
Derek Jackson
Diamond Minx
Dinah Lofgren
Dizzy Von Damn
Doctor Lucky
Don Spiro
Ed Barnas
Elizabeth E, Rieur
Erochica Bamboo
Fanny Tastic
Femme Brulée
Flo Foxworthy
Miss Frankie Valentin
Gin Minsky
Greta Grenade
Hell’n Fury & Drew Blood
Hideo Sonewaki
Ida Claire
Immodesty Blaize
Infamous Nina Nightshade
Iva Handfull
Jamie Stratton
Jane Wiggs
Jaye MacAskill
Jennifer Dietrich
Jennifer Fitzpatrick
Jennifer Johnston
Jessica Halem
Kathryn Trickett
Miss Kitty Baby
Kristina Goolsby
Lady Ginger
Lola Spitfire
Madeleine Geraghty
Megan White
Melanie Bruyer
Michelle McCall
Midnite Martini
Missy Aggravation
Miwa Rock
Miyuki Divine
Murasaki Baby Doll
Patte Rosebank
Philip Martoglio
Phyllis Peterson
Pinky DeVille
Pixie Trix
Principessa Elegante
Queertini Time
Red Herring
Rhonda Davis
Rice the Frogmama
Richard Just
Rita Star
Sailor St Claire
Sandra Campos
Sauda Namir
Spider Lily
Stephanie Calloway
Steve Smith
Sydni Deveraux-Bokma
Teddy Mickey
Miss Tiffany Blue
Vesper White
Violet Eva
Vivien Schremp

Benefit Shows

Thanks to the producers, performers, and audiences who threw the following benefit shows on our behalf:

  • Los Angeles: Penny Starr Jr.’s Victory Variety Hour
  • Chicago: Kiss Kiss Cabaret’s Chicago Teases for the Strip! (See below)
  • Toronto: Great Canadian Burlesque’s Hands Across the Continent
  • Calgary: Summer Sizzler
  • New York City: Kita St. Cyr’s Burlesque Beautease!
Kiss Kiss Cabaret
Thanks also the the following performers, producers, and audience members who supported us through their involvement with Kiss Kiss Cabaret‘s fundraiser in Chicago, raising $5000 total!

Alejandro Montero
Alex Berezowsky
Alex Cowles
Alexandra Liben-Coven
Angel Burlesque
Angela Eve
Angela Moriarity
Anjinea Hopson
Arnoldo Saucedo
Azize Sahin
Azmat Mohammed
Bella Canto
Bradford French
Brian Kalz
Bronson Shavitz
Carleta Thorne
Carolina Ostiguin
Caroline Berger
Chicago Starlets
Chris Corwin
Chris Loyd
Chris O. Biddle
Claudia Corral
Curtis Goble
Daniel Bass
Deja Sue Sylvester
Dena Michelle Isaacson
Diana Aguilera
Diana Alcausin
Doctor Kilovolt
Dolls of Doom
Donna Touch
Drew Cohen
Edward Landmichl
Edward Soderberg
Elizabeth Reese
Emma Fine
Geoffrey Harley
Gorilla Tango Burlesque
Greg Havas
Hot & Heavy Burlesque
Hot Tawdry
J. Dorian
J. Scott Hill
Jack Midnight
James Bachmann
James Ernest
Jamie Giltner
Javier Bravo
Jeff Millies
Jeff Semmerling
Jenn A. Kincaid
Jenni Ford
Jessica Reschke
John Rodas
Julio Kestler
Keith Gatchel
Kimberly Loewen
Kristy White
Lauren Whalen
Lisa Maas
Lisali Santiago
Mariya Kozlova
Mark Braun
Maureen Skaggs
Michael Scneider
Michael Staniforth
Mikaila Jasso
Mike Gomez
Mitch O’Connell
Mitchell Wilson
Moca Garcia
Nancy Ford
Nicholas Chevallier
Nikhil Sherman
Nora Seidman
Patricia Bravo
Pearl Pistol
Plan 9 Burlesque
Raj Kakarla
Ramona Mourir Baldwin
Ray Ray Sunshine
Robert Dravillas
Robert McKane
Ryan Bing
Ryan Cowan
Ryan Hall
Santa Diaz
Shavitz Bronson
Stella Cheeks
Steve Segger
“That Juggling Guy” Brad French
The Amazing Tomas
Tiffany Jilpas
Uzyt Guevara Lara
Vincenzo Vaccarella
Vivi Valens
Werner Von Claptrap
Wham Bam Pam
Yalil Nieves

And the following people and businesses who made in-kind donations to Kiss Kiss Cabaret:

Bella Canto
Mark Braun
My First Time
Hot & Heavy Burlesque
Greg Inda Photography
Greenhouse Theater Center
Plan 9 Burlesque
Mark Mori
The Magic Cabaret
Mitch O’Connell
Ray Ray Sunshine
Jeff Semmerling Studios
Angela Eve
Gorilla Tango Theater
EL Stories Chicago
Blue Man Group Chicago