Dustin M. Wax, Executive Director
The Burlesque Hall of Fame
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
STRIPPERS AND FANS AROUND THE WORLD RAISE FUNDS
TO SUPPORT THE BURLESQUE HALL OF FAME STRIPTEASE LEGENDS
Nearly $20,000 raised through local performance showcases and events
Aug 1, 2013 – Las Vegas, NV – Strippers do have hearts of gold—and apparently, so do their fans—as evidenced by the “Legends Challenge” fundraising efforts of burlesque troupes across the country and around the world. Over the course of six weeks, nearly $20,000 was raised to help bring stars of burlesque’s heydays to the Burlesque Hall of Fame Weekend (May 30 – June 2, 2013) at the Orleans Hotel in Las Vegas.
“The economy has hit non-profits hard, the Burlesque Hall of Fame Museum included,” said Dustin Wax, Executive Director of the Burlesque Hall of Fame. “So it’s particularly gratifying to see such support from the performers—and their audiences—to help us continue to showcase this uniquely modern art form.”
“These women helped shape the history of burlesque in the 40s, 50s, 60s and 70s; they are why the Museum and the Weekend exist,” said Wax. “Finances are often tight for these ‘elder stateswomen,’ and by helping bring them to the Burlesque Hall of Fame Weekend, today’s performers are proving how important that history is.”
The 56th Annual Titans of Tease showcased vintage-style striptease performed by these classic stars of the 1940s-1970s and was part of a full four-day celebration of burlesque. The BHoF Weekender also offered a variety of sold-out classes taught by these Living Legends as well as panel discussions on the history of burlesque, sharing their experiences and personal stories of burlesque “back in the day.”
About the Burlesque Hall of Fame
The Burlesque Hall of Fame is a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organization with a mission to inspire and educate the public about the unique history and heritage of vintage American Burlesque.
For a more information about the Burlesque Hall of Fame, please visit http://www.burlesquehall.org. For information about the Legends Challenge, visit http://bhofweekend.com/support/legends-challenge/