Send holiday cards to the Legends of Burlesque

Happy HolidaysHelp us make the holidays a little brighter by sending cards for your favorite burlesque Legends. Now through December 1, we will be collecting cards to forward. A list of people whose mailing addresses we currently have up-to-date can be found below; you can send any of them a card by mailing it to:

[Legend’s Name]
c/o Burlesque Hall of Fame
1027 S. Main St #110
Las Vegas, NV 89101

If you’d like to send several together, send the whole package to “Legends” at the above address — make sure you put their name and your return address on each envelope!

Support our holiday card drive!

You can help offset postage costs by making a donation or sending stamps and boxes of blank cards. Your donation of $15 covers all the cards sent to one Legend. Please visit https://bhof.link/donate or ...

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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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