Toni Elling

Who’s Who in BurlyQ: Toni Elling

The elegant and classy Toni Elling is a burlesque icon who broke down many barriers as an African-American woman performing in the 1960s and 1970s. Born in 1929 and raised in Detroit, Michigan, Elling worked as a telephone operator for nine years before her big career switch. Reportedly fed up

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Film Cans

BHoF Acquires Something Weird’s Massive Burlesque Film Collection

The Burlesque Hall of Fame has acquired more than 150 rare burlesque films and shorts, most created between 1946-1958, from the collection of the famous (and infamous) exploitation film distributor Something Weird. The acquisition of the complete Something Weird/Sonney Amusement Enterprises/Broadway Roadshow Productions Burlesque Film Collection represents a milestone in

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Valen-TEASE!

Join us for *Valen-TEASE*, Feb 15, 2019!

We’re having a show! Join us at Ron DeCar’s Event Center (1201 Las Vegas Boulevard South, Las Vegas, Nevada 89104) on February 15 for the sexiest Valentine’s Day show in Vegas! Hosted by American Treasure Blanche Debris, the show will feature: Aya Fontaine, “The Buxom Beauty of Burlesque” Cora Vette La

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Wall of Pasties

Put Your Pasties on the Wall at BHoF!

Three years ago, we launched a fundraiser to raise money for our then-upcoming relocation into our current space. As part of that campaign, some levels were recognized as “founding donors” on our Wall of Pasties, a glittering display that has proven to be a very popular feature of the new

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Sparkly Devil

Apply now for the 2019 Sparkly Devil Memorial Scholarship

Applications are now open for the 2019 Sparkly Devil Memorial Scholarship. The scholarship builds on the inspirational work of the late Sparkly Devil to foster a stronger burlesque community and to learn from burlesque’s Living Legends. The recipient will receive a full pass to the 2019 BHoF Weekender, 4 nights

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Val de Val one-sheet

Featured Artifact: Val de Val One-sheet

Val de Val (1917-2000), billed as “The Liberator” and “The H-Bomb of Burlesque”, began performing in the 1940s. She made two films, French Follies (which also featured our founder, Jennie Lee) and Burlesque in Hawaii (also released as Oriental Vanities) before retiring from performing when she got married in 1957. She went

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Open Sundays

NEW! Sunday hours starting Dec. 30

Starting December 30, there will be more BHoF to love as we expand our operating hours to Sundays. In addition to our current Tuesday – Saturday hours, 10am to 6pm, we will now be open Noon to 4pm on Sundays.

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Happy Holidays 2018

Happy Holidays from The Burlesque Hall of Fame

Best wishes for a happy holiday season and a fabulous new year! –From the staff and board at BHoF

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20 Years of BHoF, Inc.

Exactly 20 years ago today, on December 21, 1998, Dixie Evans filed Articles of Incorporation with the state of California to incorporate Exotic World, Inc. (now Burlesque Hall of Fame, Inc.). The stated purpose of this newly-registered organization was: …for the preservation and perpetuation of an era of burlesque and

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BHoF Membership takes you even MORE places!

Being a BHoF Member is already a great deal. You get reduced price or free admission to the museum, early access to BHoF Weekender passes, discounts on merchandise and classes, and for members at the Flash Act or higher level, you get free access to over 200 museums nationwide through

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