Exotic World & The Burlesque Revival

Comedian and burlesque performer/enthusiast Margaret Cho narrates this sneak peek of Red Tremmel‘s feature-length documentary about Exotic World Ranch (home of the Burlesque Hall of Fame from 1991-2006). Filmed over the course of several years–including the last five Miss Exotic World pageants at the ranch, prior to our relocation to

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VARIETEASE! February 10 in Las Vegas

One night only! Join us for a special evening of live entertainment, benefiting the Burlesque Hall of Fame. Hosted by Miss Karla Joy, VARIETEASE features an all all-star cast of local Las Vegas burlesqers, including neo-BQ starlets Cha Cha Velour, Ivy L’Vine, Renea LeRoux and Vi Vacious; Vintage Vixens Dusty

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BHOF Weekend Discounts (Applicants Only)

You read that right! This year, as a way of saying thanks for supporting the BHOF and the burlesque community, we are offering a special perk for all pageant applicants: the opportunity to purchase discounted weekend passes (and get a great reserved seat) before they are made available to the

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RIP Tura Satana, 1935-2011

Sad news from BQ HQ: According to her close friend and manager, Siouxzan Perry, Tura Luna Pascual Yamaguchi (aka Tura Satana) passed away yesterday in Reno, NV. A press release is expected in the next few days, as well as a memorial page on which people can share their memories

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BHOF Weekend Returns to the Orleans!

You’ve all been asking, so we’re thrilled to share the BIG news… BHOF WEEKEND ’11 WILL BE AT THE ORLEANS! We’re over the moon about bringing the original Burlesque Weekender back to the Orleans Hotel & Casino. Remember their gorgeous theater and gigantic stage? How convenient it was to have

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Dirty Martini, Julie Atlas Muz on French TV

France24‘s Culture Show has just posted a “slinky, sexy, more than a little but naughty” interview with Hall of Fame royalty Dirty Martini (Miss Exotic World, Reigning Queen of Burlesque 2004) and Julie Atlas Muz (Miss Exotic World, Reigning Queen of Burlesque 2006), both of whom are presently in Paris,

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BHOF Weekend ’11: Apply NOW!

The application period for the 2011 Burlesque Hall of Fame Weekend is now open!  New for this year, we’ve put the applications online— they’ve been designed so that you can sign in and out, save your information, and work on them at your own pace. You can start your application

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01.08.11: Seattle Celebrates Gypsy’s 100th!

On January 8, 2011, The Swedish Housewife presents a special evening of song, dance, film and literature, in honor of the 100th birthday of Seattle’s homegrown striptease sensation, the one and only Gypsy Rose Lee. The Seattle Burlesque community and its supporters will honor Gypsy and the many artistic contributions

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World Record Burlesque?

I smell a challenge! Remember The Big Bump & Grind with the World’s Longest Boa? Well, MSNBC.com reports that a troupe of Virgin Holiday staff and London-based burlesque enthusiasts attempted to set a record for the world’s largest burlesque dance in Trafalgar Square today. Did they succeed? The article didn’t

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Featured Blog: Rhinestone & Whiskey

“Canada’s Own Queen of the Fire Tassels,” Tanya Cheex started taking her clothes off publicly at eight years old. Years later, she heads up Canada’s longest running burlesque troupe, Skin Tight Outta Sight Rebel Burlesque, and serves as Artistic Director for The Toronto Burlesque Festival. When not stripping or writing

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