Call for Papers for SW Popular Culture Association Conference

Dr Lucky asked us to share this call for papers seeking academic contributions on burlesque for the 2014 Southwest Popular Culture Association annual meeting next year. BHoF strongly encourages greater academic engagement with topics related to the history and cultural impact of burlesque, and are happy to see an opportunity

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Installation view of Kelly Brownlee's work

Art at BHoF! Kelly Brownlee’s “Burlesque Pop-Out” comes to BHoF this November

We are incredibly proud to present “Burlesque Pop-Out”, an exhibition of artwork by Seattle artist Kelly Brownlee. “Burlesque Pop-Out” features cut paper dioramas depicting international burlesque performers, each in a style and flavor unique to its subject. Along with contemporary neo-burlesque performers including Jamie Von Stratton, The Shanghai Pearl, and

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New hours at BHoF

Effective today (October 2) we will be open 5 days a week, Wednesday through Sunday, noon to 5pm. We look forward to seeing you!

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MUSEUM CLOSURE: October 25-27

The Burlesque Hall of Fame will be closed Friday – Sunday, October 25-27, due to traffic restrictions during the Life is Beautiful festival. We apologize for any inconvenience.

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Introducing the Sparkly Devil Memorial Scholarship

The loss of Sparkly Devil over Memorial Day weekend stunned the entire burlesque world. Sparkly Devil was an inspiration to hundreds of performers, and had dedicated herself for years to building bridges between burlesque’s Legends and the newest generations of performers. In her honor, we have created the Sparkly Devil

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SAVE THE DATE: 2014 BHoF Weekender will be June 5-8!

Get out your sparkliest marker and your sexiest calendar and circle June 5-8, 2014. That’s the weekend you’ll be joining us at The Orleans Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas for the 2014 BHoF Weekender. Next year marks the 57th Striptease Reunion and the 24th Miss Exotic World, and we’re

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MUSEUM CLOSURE: Sunday, 9/1/13

The museum will be closed this Sunday, September 1, so that our staff and volunteers may attend Dixie Evan‘s memorial service. If you are in Las Vegas and would like to pay your respects, the memorial is being held Sunday, September 1st at 3 pm at Palm Mortuary (1325 North

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Dixie Evans gives a tour at Burlesque Hall of Fame

RIP Dixie Evans, Burlesque Legend and Inspiration to a Generation of Performers

The Burlesque Hall of Fame is saddened to announce the passing of Dixie Evans at age 86. Dixie launched the Exotic World museum in Helendale, CA and founded the Miss Exotic World pageant in 1991. More than that, she was a support and inspiration for an entire generation of new

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New Acquisitions for April 2013: Patti Starr and Jean Idelle

The museum acquired some really lovely pieces in April from two Legends: Patti Starr and Jean Idelle. In March, we paid a visit to Patti Starr in her Arizona home where we recorded an interview and goggled at her adventures. Now in her 90s, Starr has led an amazing life

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Introducing the new BurlesqueHall.com

Welcome to the newly re-designed, re-structured BurlesqueHall.com. We’ve made a bunch of changes to make the information you need easier to find AND to provide more interesting reasons to come back again and again. We hope you’ll enjoy our new look! Please take some time to explore the new site

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