Update: BHOF Weekend Legends Challenge

Special thanks to all of the performers and producers who answered our call for participants in the 2011 Burlesque Hall of Fame Weekend Legends Challenge. We’ll be updating this list as new shows are added, so be sure to bookmark this page to find out if there’s an event happening near you.


Friday, April 1st
The Underpants Show: A Tribute to Burlesque Legend Toni Elling
7:00pm & 10:00pm
Bryant Lake Bowl

Lili’s Burlesque Revue has been delighting audiences for the last seven years doing what they do best: hot jazz, bawdy comedy and vintage tease! In this very special edition of The Underpants Show – Lili’s pays tribute to stunning burlesque legend Toni Elling...

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BHOF Weekend 2011 Legends Challenge

Burlesque Hall of Fame Weekend is not only the world’s biggest and most prestigious burlesque gathering, it is also the longest running. Continuous since 1957, the weekend has its roots in Hall of Fame founder Jennie Lee‘s annual gathering of stars from the art’s heyday. Since Jennie’s passing in 1990, Dixie Evans has upheld that dream, growing the reunion from an informal, private gathering of retired exotics into the internationally renown four-day extravaganza now known as Burlesque Hall of Fame Weekend.

Since Jennie’s widower, Charles Arroyo, passed away in 2006, BHOF has experienced many challenges—including relocating from Helendale, California to Las Vegas, NV...

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Exotic World & The Burlesque Revival

Comedian and burlesque performer/enthusiast Margaret Cho narrates this sneak peek of Red Tremmel‘s feature-length documentary about Exotic World Ranch (home of the Burlesque Hall of Fame from 1991-2006).

Filmed over the course of several years–including the last five Miss Exotic World pageants at the ranch, prior to our relocation to Las Vegas following Charlie Arroyo‘s death in February 2006– ‘Exotic World & The New Burlesque’ features commentary and performances by such classic stars as Dixie Evans, Tempest Storm, Tura Satana, Liz Renay, Satan’s Angel, Ricci Cortez, Bambi Jones, Lottie “The Body” Graves,  Mitzie Sinclair, Toni Elling, Marinka, Kiva, Dee Milo, Linda Doll, Candy Barr, Wild Cherry, Betty Rowland, Holiday O’Hara, Gina Bon Bon, Joan Arline, and Tai Ping;

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VARIETEASE! February 10 in Las Vegas

One night only! Join us for a special evening of live entertainment, benefiting the Burlesque Hall of Fame. Hosted by Miss Karla Joy, VARIETEASE features an all all-star cast of local Las Vegas burlesqers, including neo-BQ starlets Cha Cha Velour, Ivy L’Vine, Renea LeRoux and Vi Vacious; Vintage Vixens Dusty Summers and Tiffany Carter; and variety artists Miss Charlamay and World Famous Brett.

A Benefit for the Burlesque Hall of Fame
Thursday, February 10, 2011
Fiesta Room @ El Cortez Hotel & Casino
600 E. Fremont Street
Doors @7pm, Show @8pm
After Party at Emergency Arts, 10p-12am

$15/advance, $20/day of show
Advance tickets ON SALE NOW at The Beat, 520 Fremont Street

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BHOF Weekend Discounts (Applicants Only)

You read that right! This year, as a way of saying thanks for supporting the BHOF and the burlesque community, we are offering a special perk for all pageant applicants: the opportunity to purchase discounted weekend passes (and get a great reserved seat) before they are made available to the general public! These pre-sale passes will be at a discount that more than makes up for the application fee, and will be the lowest price offered this year, period.

For the general public, we’re planning to release a limited number of tickets sometime in early March at a special “early bird” price. That price will increase when we announce the full schedule and lineup (probably in late March), so be ready to buy early for the best seats at the best price!

For applicants, here’s the fine prin...

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