Important Notification

[UPDATE] BHoF Response to Coronavirus: museum closed to June 15; 2020 Weekender postponed

Please check back here often to see BHoF’s latest response and changes as the COVID-19 crisis continues to unfold. May 1 – “Stay at Home” order extended to at least May 15; museum closed to at least June 15 The state’s Roadmap to Recovery (PDF) phased re-opening plan extends Nevada’s

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BHoF founder Jennie Lee spins tassels while wearing a medical face mask

We need your help – DONATE TODAY!

The Burlesque Hall of Fame is facing our biggest challenge yet. And right now, we need your help more than ever. This pandemic poses an existential threat to BHoF. With the museum closed indefinitely and the Weekender in jeopardy this year, we will lose at least half of our revenue

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Protesters hold Black Lives Matters signs

Statement of Support for Black Lives Matters protesters and activists; upcoming live auction postponed

The Burlesque Hall of Fame stands in solidarity with the protesters and activists who have taken to the streets across the nation and around the world. We strongly stand against racism and violence. We stand in solidarity with the Black community, whether a burlesque performer, friend of the museum, or

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[UPDATE: POSTPONED] Bid on amazing burlesque merch, memorabilia, and unforgettable experiences in our live online auction, June 5

JUNE 1 UPDATE: Postponed to a later date. Please check back for more information as it becomes available. We’re hosting our first ever auction series! Hosted by incomparable emcees Jonny Porkpie and Blanche DeBris, the first auction will occur on Friday, June 5th. A second auction is planned for mid-summer.

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BHoF Virtual Book Club; image shows an illustrated fan dancer

Join our new online book club!

Join the breast virtual book club around! Read and discuss works from and about the world of burlesque, from autobiographies and memoirs to trashy novels. Social reading centered on all things Burly-Q, the Burlesque Hall of Fame Virtual Book Club will meet via Zoom the third Thursday of each month

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Lilly Christine

#MuseumAtHome: Burlesque Legend Lilly Christine (VIDEO)

Lilly Christine, “The Cat Girl”, burst on the scene in the late 1940s and quickly leaped to the top, headlining Leon Prima’s New Orleans hotspot the 500 Club and eventually strutting her stuff on Broadway. Her belly dance-inspired moves fascinated audiences up until her tragically early death. Learn more about

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Twirl-a-Thon!

BHoF Presents: Twirl-A-Thon! Raise money doing what you do best: twirling tassels!

Twirl your tassels for a good cause! Join the Burlesque Hall of Fame for the first-ever (virtual) Twirl-a-Thon! How long can you twirl your tassels? 30 seconds? 3 minutes? 3 HOURS?!?!? Set your own challenge, gather pledges (in dollars per minute), and film yourself twirling for all you’re worth! Three

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A 1950s TV sits on a wood floor in front of blue and gray striped wallpaper, playing a burlesque performance

We’re Collecting the Quarantine!

Hey performers and producers in lockdown! Whatcha been doing with yourself lately? Making online shows? Making burlesque videos? Making… history? Here at BHoF, we collect history — and the quarantine, closure of theaters and other venues, and shift of burlesque performers to online production is nothing if not historic. We

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Jennie Lee and a male friend frolic in the "O" of the Hollywood sign

#MuseumAtHome: Burlesque Legend and BHoF Founder Jennie Lee (VIDEO and COLORING PAGES)

Jennie Lee, “Miss 44 and Plenty More!” was plenty more than a popular burlesque dancer of the 1950s and ’60s. In 1955, she founded the Exotic Dancers League to fight for the rights of her fellow exotic dancers, an effort htat eventually won her a place on the Executive Council

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Lili St Cyr takes a bath

#MuseumAtHome: Burlesque Legend Lili St. Cyr (VIDEO)

Lili St Cyr was one of the 20th century’s most celebrated burlesque stars. Beautiful, elegant, and eternally unattainable, Lili’s “Ice Queen” persona shocked audiences in her bases in Los Angeles and Montreal, as well as on the stage of the El Rancho on the newly-founded Las Vegas Strip. Learn more

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