BHOF Weekend Returns to the Orleans!

You’ve all been asking, so we’re thrilled to share the BIG news

We’re over the moon about bringing the original Burlesque Weekender back to the Orleans Hotel & Casino. Remember their gorgeous theater and gigantic stage? How convenient it was to have ALL of our events (and guests) under one roof, while still having so many different places to meet/greet, eat, drink and hang out? The electric “It’s showtime!” vibe from having the run of the joint? Well, we do… and we’re proud to announce that we’ll be back there to do it all again this June!


To book your room (or suite) at the rock-bottom BHOF discount, be sure to mention that you’re with the Burlesque Hall of Fame (Group ID #1BHFC06)… but be sure to book early, as the hotel wi...

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Dirty Martini, Julie Atlas Muz on French TV

France24‘s Culture Show has just posted a “slinky, sexy, more than a little but naughty” interview with Hall of Fame royalty Dirty Martini (Miss Exotic World, Reigning Queen of Burlesque 2004) and Julie Atlas Muz (Miss Exotic World, Reigning Queen of Burlesque 2006), both of whom are presently in Paris, performing alongside Mimi LeMeaux, Kitten on the Keys, Evie Lovelle and Roky Roulette in Cabaret New Burlesque:

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BHOF Weekend ’11: Apply NOW!

The application period for the 2011 Burlesque Hall of Fame Weekend is now open!  New for this year, we’ve put the applications online— they’ve been designed so that you can sign in and out, save your information, and work on them at your own pace. You can start your application now, just head over to!

A few things to note:
• You must create an account with your email address in order to use the system.
• The application is the same application as previous years–just in a different format. So it’s not any longer than before.
• There is no charge to create an account or start filling out an application– but you must pay the application fee prior to submitting your application.
• The deadline to apply is February 22, 2011...

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01.08.11: Seattle Celebrates Gypsy’s 100th!

gypsy flierOn January 8, 2011, The Swedish Housewife presents a special evening of song, dance, film and literature, in honor of the 100th birthday of Seattle’s homegrown striptease sensation, the one and only Gypsy Rose Lee.

The Seattle Burlesque community and its supporters will honor Gypsy and the many artistic contributions she made to society with an evening of celebration and fundraising for an organization that keeps the tradition of Burlesque past and present alive: The Burlesque Hall of Fame, located in Las Vegas, NV.

Hosted by Miss Astrid, with performances by two-time Miss Exotic World title winner Catherine D’Lish, Legend of Burlesque Joan Arline, Lily Verlaine, Nick Garrison, Miss Inga Ingenue and The Swedish Housewife, a reading from American Rose by actress Sarah Rundinoff, a video ...

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World Record Burlesque?

I smell a challenge! Remember The Big Bump & Grind with the World’s Longest Boa? Well, reports that a troupe of Virgin Holiday staff and London-based burlesque enthusiasts attempted to set a record for the world’s largest burlesque dance in Trafalgar Square today. Did they succeed? The article didn’t say, but kudos to the intrepid dancers who braved the cold all the same…

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