Who’s Who in Burly-Q: Bettie Page (1923-2008)
As the “Queen of Pinups,” Bettie Page rarely needs an introduction. Her trademark jet-black hair, blue eyes, and bangs influenced generations of pinup models and burlesque performers to come, and her physique still inspires countless artistic renditions. Much of Bettie’s life has become pop culture history. She was born on
Now available: Our 2018 Annual Report
The Burlesque Hall of Fame is deeply committed to transparency and openness. We go well beyond the legal requirements for availability of core documents and financial records. Our “Core Documents” page contains our articles of incorporation, 1023 as filed with the IRS, current bylaws, code of ethics, collection policy, and
New exhibition: “Body of Work: Midcentury Burlesque Through the Lens of F. Roy Kemp”
Canadian photojournalist F. Roy Kemp spent the 1950s documenting the New York burlesque scene, producing thousands of images that give us a glimpse into the public and private lives of performers unparalleled in other photographers’ work. Through October 2019, the Burlesque Hall of Fame will feature selections of this work,
Who’s Who in Burly-Q: Blaze Starr (1932 – 2015)
Blaze Starr is an iconic redhead, with a sultry voluptuous figure and charisma that has stood the test of time. Born on April 10, 1932 in Wayne County, West Virginia, Starr was raised in a large family and was the second oldest out of 11 brothers and sisters. Starr left
Congratulations to our 2019 Living Legend Award Recipient, CAMILLE 2000!
We are pleased to announce that Camille 2000 has been selected to receive the 2019 Living Legend, to be awarded during this year’s BHoF Weekender. The Living Legend Award is given each year in recognition of both a performer’s active career and their continued achievements as a mentor, teacher, and
Former Board Members Laura Herbert and Dita Von Teese Named Board Members Emeritus
The Burlesque Hall of Fame Board of Directors is pleased to announce the recent establishment of the Board Emeritus title, recognizing museum founders Jennie Lee and Dixie Evans as well as two outstanding former Directors of the Board, Dita Von Teese and past long-time Board President, Laura Herbert. Only founders
Congratulations to our 2019 Sparkly Devil Memorial Scholarship recipient: Precious Ephemera!
Congratulations to Precious Ephemera, our 2019 Sparkly Devil Memorial Scholarship recipient! Precious was chosen for their activism on behalf of LGBTQ communities, and particularly for their work building connections between generations, work very much in the spirit of Sparkly herself. As the scholarship recipient, Precious will receive a full pass to