BHoF’s BIG REVEAL has finally come!

Our BIG REVEAL event on Tuesday, April 17, was a huge success!

(Special thanks to Bettina May for the photos, and to Maud Lazzerini for the video)

Our director, Dustin Wax, said a few words.

Executive Director Dustin Wax addresses the crowd

Executive Director Dustin Wax addresses the crowd

Las Vegas Mayor Carolyn Goodman presented BHoF with a plaque congratulating us on our grand re-opening.

Mayor Carolyn Goodman addresses the crowd

Then she cut the ceremonial feather boa and we were officially OPEN!

Flanked by burlesque performers from the 1950s to the present, Las Vegas Mayor Carolyn Goodman cuts the ceremonial feather boa.

Flanked by burlesque performers from the 1950s to the present, Las Vegas Mayor Carolyn Goodman cuts the ceremonial feather boa.

Board member, performer, and Las Vegas celebrity Melody Sweets led us in a champagne toast.

Melody Sweets leads the champagne toast

Melody Sweets leads the champagne toast

Michelle L’amour, 2005 Miss Exotic World, showed that burlesque is more than alive and kicking, it’s living it up!

2005 Miss Exotic World Michelle Lamour performs at the BHoF BIG REVEAL event

2005 Miss Exotic World Michelle Lamour performs at the BHoF BIG REVEAL event

Tempest Storm was there.

Tempest Storm

Burlesque Legend Tempest Storm

And a raft of other legendary performers from the ’50s, ’60s, and ’70s.

Legendary performers toast with Las Vegas Mayor Carolyn Goodman

(L to R) Bambi Jones Sr, Marinka, Mayor Carolyn Goodman, Lovey Goldmine, Tiffany Carter, Delilah Jones, Tempest Storm, Gina BonBon, Rita Alexander, Dusty Summers

Burlesque royalty was there.

Burlesque Royalty (L to R): Miss Indigo Blue (Miss Exotic World 2011), Roxi D'Lite (Miss Exotic World 2010), Michelle L'amour (Miss Exotic World 2005), and Matt Finish (Best Boylesque 2015)

Burlesque Royalty (L to R): Miss Indigo Blue (Miss Exotic World 2011), Roxi D’Lite (Miss Exotic World 2010), Michelle L’amour (Miss Exotic World 2005), and Matt Finish (Best Boylesque 2015)

People studied all the new exhibitions.

Visitors explore the exhibitions

Visitors explore the exhibitions

Everyone had a great time!

2005 Miss Exotic World Michelle L'amour moves through the crowd

2005 Miss Exotic World Michelle L’amour moves through the crowd

Our staff did a phenomenal job putting the museum together and hosting a great party.

BHoF Staff

BHoF Staff (L to R): Executive Director Dustin M. Wax, Program Assistant Buttercup, Collection Assistant Darby Fox, and Visitor Services Manager Rae Hanley

Special thanks to our wonderful volunteers!

BHoF Volunteers

BHoF Volunteers (L to R): Lili Starr, Sweetie Bird, Kerri N’Fuego, and Aya Fontaine

Check out this video for more!

Burlesque Hall of Fame BIG REVEAL from Burlesque Hall of Fame on Vimeo. (Video by Maud Lazzerini)

Plan to visit us when you’re in Las Vegas. And be sure to become a member today!

 

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