Put Your Pasties on the Wall at BHoF!

The BHoF Wall of PastiesThree 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 museum.

Since we opened, many have asked us how they can get on the Wall of Pasties, and with our one-year anniversary approaching, we’ve decided to give you a chance! We’re expanding the Wall of Pasties, and from now until March 1, you have the opportunity to be a part of it.

There are three levels you can give at:

  • $250 donors will be represented by either a pair of their own pasties or a pair of rhinestoned pasties from one of our partners. This is by far the most popular option.
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Apply now for the 2019 Sparkly Devil Memorial Scholarship

sparkly devilApplications 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 of hotel accommodation at The Orleans Hotel and Casino during the Weekender, admission to ALL classes taught by Legends at the BHoF Weekender Finishing School, a coveted space as an escort for one of the Legends attending the Weekender, and a flashy certificate suitable for framing and/or rhinestoning.

For more information and to apply, visit the Sparkly Devil Memorial Scholarship page on the BHoF Weekend site.

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Featured Artifact: Val de Val One-sheet

Val de Val One-sheetVal 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 on to become a fine artist and art teacher.

This oversized one-sheet measures 54″ x 41″, with red and blue ink screenprinted onto matte white paper. One-sheets like these were placed behind glass outside theaters to promote the show; we have two in a matched pair, suggesting one for either side of the theater entrance.

Val de Val

 

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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 from The Burlesque Hall of Fame

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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