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New exhibition Explores the Feminist Side of Burlesque

Vintage photo of Lydia Thompson as RObinson Crusoe (by Jose Maria Mora)40 years ago, when the women’s movement attacked burlesque clubs for their objectification and exploitation of women, it did not seem that the protesters and the performers had much in common. But the ideals of feminism are found throughout the history of burlesque. The Burlesque Hall of Fame’s new ongoing exhibition Dancing the Revolution: Feminism in Burlesque History explores the feminist ideals that flow through and from the burlesque stage.

In the 19th century, when women were better appreciated as unseen, unheard helpmeets and homemakers, burlesque performers made women and women’s place very visible...

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The Burlesque Hall of Fame Celebrates Independence Day with Liber-TEASE!

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THE BURLESQUE HALL OF FAME CELEBRATES INDEPENDENCE DAY WITH LIBER-TEASE!

The World’s Only Burlesque Museum presents Las Vegas’ best burlesque talent!

July 5 at Ron DeCar’s Event Center, Doors: 5:30pm / Show: 7:00pm

May 27, 2019 — The Burlesque Hall of Fame (BHoF) is proud to present its Independence Day weekend show LiberTEASE! In partnership with Ron Decar’s Event Center, the show will feature top burlesque performers from Las Vegas and beyond, including the 2018 Miss Exotic World Runner-up Jessebelle Thunder, performing alongside legends of the classic burlesque era, Tiffany Carter and Gina BonBon.

“Burlesque has always been a celebration of our liberties,” says BHoF Executive Director Dustin M. Wax...

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Dancing the Revolution: Feminism in Burlesque History

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The Burlesque Hall of Fame Presents
DANCING THE REVOLUTION: FEMINISM IN BURLESQUE HISTORY
Opening May 31, 2019

Vintage photo of Lydia Thompson as RObinson Crusoe (by Jose Maria Mora)May 21, 2019—40 years ago, when the women’s movement attacked burlesque clubs for their objectification and exploitation of women, it did not seem that the protesters and the performers had much in common. But the ideals of feminism are found throughout the history of burlesque. The Burlesque Hall of Fame’s new ongoing exhibition Dancing the Revolution: Feminism in Burlesque History explores the feminist ideals that flow through and from the burlesque stage.

In the 19th century, when women were better appreciated as unseen, unheard helpmeets and homemakers, burlesque performers made women and women’s place very vis...

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Free Admission for Active Military and Their Families This Summer

BHoF is a Blue Star Museum

The Burlesque Hall of Fame is proud to join museums nationwide in participating in the tenth summer of Blue Star Museums, a program which provides free admission to our nation’s active-duty military personnel and their families this summer. The 2019 program runs from Saturday, May 18, 2019, Armed Forces Day, through  Monday, September 2, 2019, Labor Day.

“The burlesque world has always had a special relationship with the US military,” says Executive Director Dustin M. Wax. “Burlesque performers like Gypsy Rose Lee, Ann Corio, Mae West, and Sherry Britton travelled the world with the USO, posed for pinups, led book drives for overseas service members, and of course entertained troops in theaters and clubs around the country...

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BURLESQUE HALL OF FAME TO PARTICIPATE IN BLUE STAR MUSEUMS:

Museum offering free admission to active military and their family members this summer

[Las Vegas, NV – May 9, 2019] The Burlesque Hall of Fame joins museums nationwide in participating in the tenth summer of Blue Star Museums, a program that provides free admission to our nation’s active-duty military personnel and their families this summer. The 2019 program runs from Saturday, May 18, 2019, Armed Forces Day, through Monday, September 2, 2019, Labor Day. More information about Blue Star Museums and a list of participating museums can be found at arts.gov/bluestarmuseums.

Blue Star Museums is an initiative of the National Endowment for the Arts in collaboration with Blue Star Families, the Department of Defense, and more than 2,000 museums nationwide...

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