Thank you Las Vegas for voting us BEST OF LAS VEGAS!

2018 Best of Las Vegas Bronze

We are beyond excited to announce that The Burlesque Hall of Fame has been selected a BEST OF LAS VEGAS winner in the 2018 Las Vegas Review-Journal Best of Las Vegas poll. BHoF was awarded “Bronze” by voters, placing us in the top 3 best museums in Las Vegas.

As the world’s only museum dedicated to the art of burlesque, we’re thrilled with the recognition. Considering that we had our grand reopening event only a few months ago, it says a lot about our supporters to have received this accolade this year!

We thank the people of Las Vegas, the Las Vegas Review-Journal, and our fans and supporters everywhere for this special honor.

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Liz Renay Manuscript Restoration Project Finished

Liz Renay

Portrait of Liz Renay

The Burlesque Hall of Fame offers our sincere thanks to the archive team at the Nevada State Museum, Las Vegas, for their invaluable assistance in restoring a bundle of Liz Renay manuscripts acquired from her estate.

Liz Renay published a number of books in her lifetime, including titles like My Face for the World to See and My First 2000 Men. After her passing, BHoF acquired a large portion of her estate, including costumes, paintings, stage props, personal effects — and a knitting basket filled with typed and handwritten manuscripts, each bundle of pages tightly rolled and secured with rubber bands.

Liz Renay’s manuscripts before restoration

The bundles had been rolled so long and the pages had become so yellowed and brittle that they could not be unrolled without...

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Thanks to two donors for our new Audio and Video System!

THANK YOU Gail Winns & Lyle Sheftel, and John Humphries of EARTH WATER SKY who together have brought us a brand new PA and AV system! Thanks to them we can fill our museum with music, and host screenings, lectures and presentations in our Bawdy Shop studio.

Gail Winns "The Original Twister"

Gail Winns and Lyle Sheftel again made a large donation to the museum: $5,000 to pay for the cost of installing the system! John Humphries and event production and design company Earth Water Sky donated $8,500 in equipment, including an amplifier and speakers, projector and screen, wireless microphone system, even an iPod to play music from, as well enough chairs to fill our studio.

This is Gail and Lyle’s third large donation to the museum in as many years...

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Remembering October 1

One year ago today, a man with a hotel room full of guns unleashed his hate on the Route 91 Harvest music festival, just a few short miles from us. A year later, we still do not really know what motivated him to kill 58 people, injure over 850 others, and deeply wound an entire city and our nation as a whole. In the wake of this terrible tragedy, the people and institutions of Las Vegas,  resident and tourist alike, are more aware than ever of the ties that bind us and make us stronger together. The Burlesque Hall of Fame is proud to serve the Las Vegas community and is committed to doing everything we can to make our community stronger.

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NEW EXHIBITION – “Curves Ahead: Burlesque Superstars Gypsy Rose Lee and Dita Von Teese”

Today we are excited to reveal a new temporary exhibit, “Curves Ahead: Burlesque Superstars Gypsy Rose Lee and Dita Von Teese”. Featuring costumes worn by Gypsy Rose Lee and Dita Von Teese, both on loan from the personal collection of BHoF Board member Dita Von Teese, the exhibition highlights two of the most famous burlesque performers of their respective eras. The costumes are accompanied by photos and artifacts from the museum’s collection. Check the exhibition page for more information, or better yet come to the museum and see for yourself!

Don’t miss your chance to see these beautiful pieces while they’re on display — the exhibition will only be on view through January 4, 2019.

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