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“Putting the Sin in Sin City: 60 Years of Burlesque in Las Vegas” at Clark County Library on March 20

Putting the Sin in Sin City flyerPlease join us in the theater at the Clark County Library, 1401 E Flamingo Rd, at 7pm, Thursday, march 20, for an exciting panel discussion on the past, present, and future of burlesque on Las Vegas.

Las Vegas is the “Entertainment Capital of the World,” and for decades, “entertainment” in Las Vegas meant burlesque. From Harold Minsky’s first revues at the Dunes, to Lili St. Cyr’s residency at the El Rancho, and through the glamour years of the 1970s, visitors to Vegas took in some of burlesque’s greatest stars.

Learn about the history of burlesque in Las Vegas from the 1950s through the present-day burlesque revival, featuring burlesque legends and contemporary performers including: burlesque legends Tempest Storm and Tiffany Carter, 2009 Miss Exotic World Kalani Kokonuts, Las V...

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Signs of Scott Ewalt by Jo Weldon (Part 1)

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Burlesque signs have always rocked my world. As a child, every time I saw a burlesque sign on a lounge I got an illicit thrill, imagining women of impossible repute removing stockings with a knowing wink. I could picture the heavy lashes, the big hair, the chiffon robes. I was mesmerized. As a teenager, I was excited by the signs on strip joints in Atlanta. I knew that the Domino Lounge was one of the last of the old school burlesque venues in town, but the contemporary signs got me riled up with promise—one day I’d be of age, and I’d know where to go by the signs...
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Looking Back: Miss Exotic World #1 in the LA Times

Zebras and llamas and topless Santas, oh my! What a find–and what a time to find it; just came across this gem on the Los Angeles Times website and had to share it. We have the original in the BHOF press book, so I will scan and post the accompanying photos as soon as possible…

GIRLS OF A FEATHER: GOLDEN ERA STRIPPERS GATHER AT THEIR DESERT HALL OF FAME REUNION
–Irene Lacher, Staff Writer
Originally published May 01, 1991

A large woman with impossibly black hair and fingernails nearly as long as her cigarette is taking care of business. She is the vortex of a tornado of almost-dressed women, the calm center of a swirling assortment of ladies in breathy peignoirs. Her mission is to impose order upon the chaos...

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Tiffany Carter

Miss Nude Universe 1975, Tiffany Carter began her Burlesque career at the infamous Pink Pussycat in Hollywood, California. An active, in-demand entertainer with Sparky Blaine’s American Showgirl agency, Tiffany toured the U.S., Canada, and Japan from the late 1960s through the 1980s.

Throughout her 20+ years in Burlesque, she has been a muse to MIT-trained engineer-turned-Burlesque costumer Bobby Gersten and performed alongside such legendary performers as Tempest Storm, Blaze Starr, Satan’s Angel, Kitten Natividad, Tura Satana, Delilah Jones, Shannon Doah, Akiko O’Toole, Machine Gun Kelly, Crystal Blue, Lovey Goldmine, and Teri Starr.

Catch Tiffany Carter in action LIVE  at the 54TH ANNUAL BURLESQUE REUNION SHOWCASE Friday, June 3 at the Orleans Showroom. Tickets on sale now!

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Gina Bon Bon

Born in Cuba, Gina Bon Bon began her career in burlesque in NYC in 1965, as a dancer in the chorus line of  the Latin Fire All-Latin Revue. She has since worked clubs and theaters all over the U.S., Canada and Guam, including a co-starring role in Burlesque USA alongside legendary comedian Red Buttons and singer/dancer Robert Alda (Alan Alda‘s dad) and feature engagements with Minsky’s Follies, the Chicago Playboy Club, and Cabaret Las Vegas.

Throughout her career, Ms. Bon Bon has performed with Tempest Storm, April March, Bambi Jones, Chili Pepper, Honey West, Ez Ryder, Dusty Summers and Camille 2000, among other headlining entertainers and BHOF Weekend regulars. She has  worked for such legendary agents as Al Baker Jr., Jess Mack, Dick Richards...

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