Detail of Dita Von Teese Costume

Curves Ahead: Burlesque Superstars Gypsy Rose Lee and Dita Von Teese

Few burlesque performers achieve the national and even international spotlight to become true superstars. However the performers whose costumes make up this exhibition, Gypsy Rose…

A Half Century Half Undressed

A Half-Century Half-Undressed: Celebrating 50 Years of the Burlesque Hall of Fame

For 50 years, there has been a Burlesque Hall of Fame to tell the story of burlesque. Started in 1965 by Exotic Dancers League founder…

Just a Peek

Just a Peek: Highlights from Recent Acquisitions

In 1965, Exotic Dancers League founder Jennie Lee invited burlesque dancers to bring their photos and memorabilia to the EDL’s annual Stripteasers Reunion in order…

Not-So-Hidden Histories

Not-So-Hidden Histories: Performers of Color in Burlesque

Shake dancers. Shimmy dancers. Hoochie-coochie girls. Exotics. Savages. The history of burlesque is full of women (and some men) of color. And yet today, few…

Las Vegas Stripped

Las Vegas Stripped: 60 Years of Burlesque in Sin City

Burlesque has been an integral part of the "Vegas experience" as long as there's been a "Vegas experience". Following the decline of the Minsky burlesque…

Exotic World signs

Sequins In The Sand

Sequins in the Sand, BHoF's inaugural exhibition in its new Vegas location, celebrates 20 years of the Miss Exotic World pageant, from its roots in…

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