Twirl-a-Thon!

Twirl-A-Thon is HERE!

What has two Queens, an American Treasure, a fire twirler, and more tassels than you can twirl a stick at?⁣⁣That’s right, it’s TWIRL-A-THON!⁣⁣ Join host Blanche Debris and three Very Special Guest Judges, Dirty Martini, Poison Ivory, and Desiré D’Amour, as they witness a ton of tassel twirling ENTIRELY FOR

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Detail from 19th century printed matter entitled "Jim Crow Jubilee"

#MuseumAtHome: Minstrel Shows and Stock Comic Characters in Burlesque

CONTENT WARNING: sterotypical imagery including blackface⁣⁣Learn about some of the often troubling roots of burlesque’s stock characters in this #MuseumAtHome entry. Burlesque and minstrelsy were closely related in the late 19th century, and many elements of the minstrel show became part of burlesque’s “bag of tricks”. Understanding this difficult history is essential

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The BHoF Weekender is Going Virtual!

In these days of shelter in place and global quarantine, we’re transforming the BHoF Weekender, originally scheduled for August 27-30, into a totally online event to be held throughout the month of August. We’ll have online showcases, classes, Legends interviews, museum tours — anything we can fit in a camera

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Facade of the Burlesque Hall of Fame museum

We’re Reopening June 23!

After temporarily closing our doors on March 16 due to growing concern about the COVID-19 pandemic, The Burlesque Hall of Fame museum is excited to reopen to the public on Tuesday, June 23! Nevada is in “Phase II” right now and museums are allowed to open at half capacity. We’re going quite a bit under that

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2020 BHoF Weekender Moving Online

For the protection and safety of the performers, attendees, staff, and the dozens of burlesque Legends who attend the Weekender every year, we have decided to move the 2020 BHoF Weekender online. With the ability to safely hold large public events still uncertain, and travel restrictions preventing access to the

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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] 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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[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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