BHoF Announces 29th Annual Tournament of Tease Winners

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BURLESQUE HALL OF FAME ANNOUNCES 29th ANNUAL TOURNAMENT OF TEASE WINNERS

Frankie Fictitious Named Miss Exotic World 2019, the Reigning “Queen of Burlesque”

June 13, 2019 – Las Vegas, NV – The Burlesque Hall of Fame is pleased to announce the winners of the 29th Annual Tournament of Tease held at The Orleans Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas.

Competition was fierce—in more ways than one—with performers from across the country and around the world representing the best of the best in classic and neo-burlesque performance. Congratulations to 2019’s winners:

  • Miss Exotic World 2019, Reigning Queen of Burlesque and Most Dazzling: Frankie Fictitious (San Francisco...
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The Burlesque Hall of Fame Celebrates Independence Day with Liber-TEASE!

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THE BURLESQUE HALL OF FAME CELEBRATES INDEPENDENCE DAY WITH LIBER-TEASE!

The World’s Only Burlesque Museum presents Las Vegas’ best burlesque talent!

July 5 at Ron DeCar’s Event Center, Doors: 5:30pm / Show: 7:00pm

May 27, 2019 — The Burlesque Hall of Fame (BHoF) is proud to present its Independence Day weekend show LiberTEASE! In partnership with Ron Decar’s Event Center, the show will feature top burlesque performers from Las Vegas and beyond, including the 2018 Miss Exotic World Runner-up Jessebelle Thunder, performing alongside legends of the classic burlesque era, Tiffany Carter and Gina BonBon.

“Burlesque has always been a celebration of our liberties,” says BHoF Executive Director Dustin M. Wax...

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Dancing the Revolution: Feminism in Burlesque History

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The Burlesque Hall of Fame Presents
DANCING THE REVOLUTION: FEMINISM IN BURLESQUE HISTORY
Opening May 31, 2019

Vintage photo of Lydia Thompson as RObinson Crusoe (by Jose Maria Mora)May 21, 2019—40 years ago, when the women’s movement attacked burlesque clubs for their objectification and exploitation of women, it did not seem that the protesters and the performers had much in common. But the ideals of feminism are found throughout the history of burlesque. The Burlesque Hall of Fame’s new ongoing exhibition Dancing the Revolution: Feminism in Burlesque History explores the feminist ideals that flow through and from the burlesque stage.

In the 19th century, when women were better appreciated as unseen, unheard helpmeets and homemakers, burlesque performers made women and women’s place very vis...

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BURLESQUE HALL OF FAME TO PARTICIPATE IN BLUE STAR MUSEUMS:

Museum offering free admission to active military and their family members this summer

[Las Vegas, NV – May 9, 2019] The Burlesque Hall of Fame joins museums nationwide in participating in the tenth summer of Blue Star Museums, a program that provides free admission to our nation’s active-duty military personnel and their families this summer. The 2019 program runs from Saturday, May 18, 2019, Armed Forces Day, through Monday, September 2, 2019, Labor Day. More information about Blue Star Museums and a list of participating museums can be found at arts.gov/bluestarmuseums.

Blue Star Museums is an initiative of the National Endowment for the Arts in collaboration with Blue Star Families, the Department of Defense, and more than 2,000 museums nationwide...

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Body of Work: Midcentury Burlesque Through the Lens of F. Roy Kemp

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The Burlesque Hall of Fame Presents

BODY OF WORK: MIDCENTURY BURLESQUE THROUGH THE LENS OF F. ROY KEMP

Opening April 16, 2019

Blaze Starr by F. Roy KempMarch 31, 2019 — Canadian photojournalist F. Roy Kemp spent the 1950s documenting the New York burlesque scene, producing thousands of images that give us a glimpse into the public and private lives of performers unparalleled in other photographers’ work. Starting April 16, 2019, the Burlesque Hall of Fame will feature selections of this work, with images of burlesque superstars like Tempest Storm, Blaze Starr, Zorita, and Jennie Lee, as well as lesser-known performers like Zizi Richards and Naja Karamuru.

Kemp shot pin-ups, but he was decidedly not a pin-up photographer...

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