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MEET LIVING LEGENDS OF BURLESQUE AT THE BURLESQUE HALL OF FAME
Museum hosts meet and greet with performers from burlesque’s classic era as well as classes as part of Las Vegas Burlesque Festival
Meet and Greet: October 6, 2018, 4-6 pm; Classes all afternoon, October 7
August 20, 2018–The Burlesque Hall of Fame (BHoF) will host a meet and greet event with four performers from burlesque’s classic era: Marinka the Amazon, Tiffany Carter, Delilah Jones, and Gina BonBon. These performers toured the country and abroad, headlined Vegas showrooms, and were featured in films throughout the 1950s, 1960s, and 1970s. They will be at BHoF to meet fans, tell stories, and sign photos from 3-5pm, Saturday, October 6, 2018.
Delilah Jones: Born in Berlin during Hitler’s reign, Delilah Jones survived Nazi Germany to become the most photographed pin-up of 1959. She has acted in film and television, notably in the films The Touchables, Not Tonight Henry, and The Pendulum. She studied burlesque with Eartha Quake and has worked with legends like Lili St. Cyr, Tura Satana, Candy Barr, and Tempest Storm.
Gina BonBon: Born in Cuba, Gina Bon Bon began her career in burlesque in NYC in 1965, as a dancer in the chorus line of the Latin Fire All-Latin Revue. She has worked clubs and theaters all over the U.S., Canada, and Guam, including a co-starring role in Burlesque USA alongside legendary comedian Red Buttons and singer/dancer Robert Alda, and feature engagements with Minsky’s Follies, the Chicago Playboy Club, and Cabaret Las Vegas.
Marinka: Marinka “The Amazon” got her start in Ann Corio’s This Was Burlesque. After studying under the mentorship of Rose La Rose, Marinka went on to become a featured stripper in the 1979 Bob Fosse film All That Jazz and has performed all over the U.S., Europe, and the Middle East.
Tiffany Carter: Miss Nude Universe 1975, Tiffany Carter began her burlesque career at the infamous Pink Pussycat in Hollywood, California. An active and in-demand entertainer with Sparky Blaine’s American Showgirl Agency, Tiffany toured the U.S., Canada and Japan from the late 1960s through the 1980s.
The event will be followed the next day with classes taught by Tiffany Carter, and by Hazel Honeysuckle and Raquel Reed, performers in (show name/show names) respectively.
Tiffany Carter, “Panels and Negligees”: Learn to tantalize, to tease and amaze audiences from one to one hundred with classic and elegant moves.
Hazel Honeysuckle, “Tassel Twirling”: Pasties–often the final reveal–are as unique as the performer wearing them. Learn how to make your own and how to make ‘em twirl!
Raquel Reed, “The Professional Showgirl”: Building a burlesque brand includes character creation and business savvy. Learn more about developing and working your skills to secure bookings and stay relevent.
These events are being held partnership with the Las Vegas Burlesque Festival/Exposure Vegas. Admission to the Burlesque Legends Meet and Greet will be free for Exposure Vegas wristband holders; wristbands will be available at the BHoF admission desk. Class registration will be $40, $30 for Exposure Vegas wristband holders and BHoF members.
“We are excited to partner with the Las Vegas Burlesque Festival and introduce these amazing women together to tell their stories,” says BHoF Executive Director Dustin M. Wax. “In their years on the road and on the stage, these stars have seen it all, and they aren’t the least bit shy about sharing it!”
BHoF is located at 1027 S Main St, #110, Las Vegas, NV 89101. We are open Tuesday – Saturday, 10am-6pm. Admission $15 ($12 with Nevada ID; $10 for students, military, and seniors).
The Burlesque Hall of Fame and the world’s only museum dedicated to preserving, celebrating and inspiring the art of burlesque. BHoF is a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. The Burlesque Hall of Fame is a member of the Nevada Museum Association, Western Museums Association, American Alliance of Museums, and the American Association of State and Local History.
BHoF is featured as a top Las Vegas destination:
- Travel Agent Central “5 Unusual Museums and Attractions to Visit In Las Vegas” (2017)
- Atlas Obscura (2017)
- Time Out Magazine “Best Museums in Las Vegas” (2017)
- Matador Network “Nevada’s 8 Best Museums (2018)
- Lonely Planet “50 Best Museums to Blow Your Mind” (2016)