BHOF Weekend 2012: Apply NOW!
PLEASE NOTE: AS OF JANUARY 23, WE ARE NO LONGER ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR BHOF WEEKEND 2012. APPLICATIONS FOR 2013 WILL BE AVAILABLE IN THE FALL. THANKS FOR YOUR SUPPORT. The application period for the 2012 Burlesque Hall of Fame Weekend is now open! Like last year, the online application is designed so that
December 2011 Newsletter: Season’s Greetings!
Happy holidays from The Burlesque Hall of Fame! 2011 may be drawing to an end, but the Burlesque Hall of Fame is pleased to report some exciting new beginnings. We’ve got lots of exciting news to share with you this month: Museum Update: Dustin M. Wax, our Curatorial Director, has
New Year, New Beginnings
Dear Friends of the Burlesque Hall of Fame, As of December 1, 2011, I am stepping down as Acting Executive Director of the Burlesque Hall of Fame. On that date, our Curatorial Director, Dustin M. Wax, will take over as Interim Executive Director, charged with leading the organization through the
Dorothy Dorne: A Life in Pictures by Jo Weldon
Last winter I spent some time going through paper archives in the Burlesque Hall of Fame collection in Las Vegas, with the help of Laura Herbert and Brian Newman. I was particularly interested in the sheet music and the notations on it. I intend to share more about the sheet music project
Ed. note: This blogpost originally appeared on Soft Film as as “Noel Toy: Our Lady of Feathers.” It is a reprint of an article that first appeared in the cheesecake tabloid CO-EDS (May 1942). The photos are accompanied by their original captions. U. OF C.’s NOEL TOY NOBODY’S PLAYTHING CHINA GIRL CAN DISH
Performance Archetypes: The Half-and-Half
While I’ve yet to find conclusive proof of its origin, the Half-and-Half—in which a solo performer utilizes clever, vertically divided costuming and skillful choreography to create the illusion of a duet—has long been a staple of classic burlesque performance. Most commonly associated with dichotomous male/female numbers (like Zorita’s racy “Bride & Groom,” top),
Winners Interviews: Lou Lou D’vil, Best Debut
Finnish beauty, LouLou D’vil looks back on her BHoF 2011 experience… Congratulations LouLou! Did you imagine when you set off from Finland that you would return with a trophy? Thank you! I really didn’t expect to win, not at all! Are you keen to return and compete for Reigning Queen?
Winners Interviews: Anna Fur Laxis, 1st Runner Up
First Runner Up, Anna Fur Laxis discusses her BHoF 2011 experience, and one of the most talked about performances of the weekend… Congratulations Anna! Are you happy with the result? Thank you! It was wonderful, and the feedback and responses I have had, both from the live performance and from
Recap: Burlesque Reunion Showcase 2011
For more of JD’s Burlesque Hall of Fame Weekend coverage, please visit BurlesqueBeat.com. 54th Annual Burlesque Reunion Showcase Orleans Showroom, Las Vegas Friday, June 3, 2011 Every year, I gallop out to Vegas with three rambunctious questions bouncing around in my belly: What new and exciting performers will I get