Detail of postcard showing Omaha's Boyd Theater c. 1890

Learn How to Research Local Burlesque History

As a central part of American entertainment life for a century-and-a-half, burlesque history is deeply interwoven with the history of almost every decent-sized community in the United States. But because burlesque has often been maligned as a disreputable part of social life, and because the major players in burlesque’s history

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School of Striptease: A gloved hand in foreground, students dancing in background

Class Is in Session at The Burlesque Hall of Fame’s School of Striptease

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CLASS IS IN SESSION AT THE BURLESQUE HALL OF FAME’S SCHOOL OF STRIPTEASE The world’s only burlesque museum kicks off 2020 with a range of classes for all levels January 7, 2020 – Las Vegas, NV – The Burlesque Hall of Fame, the world’s only museum of burlesque,

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Sun with information about the 2020 BHoF Weekender, June 4-7, The Orleans, NV

Save the Date: 2020 BHoF Weekender is coming, June 4-7

Join us June 4-7, 2020, for the biggest burlesque event of the year! We’ll be returning to The Orleans Hotel and Casino to celebrate the 63rd Annual Striptease Reunion and the 30th Annual Miss Exotic World competition! Tickets will go on sale in April (March for BHoF Members, sign up

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Small Business Saturday and Museum Store Sunday at BHoF

20% off museum store purchases this weekend (plus, enter our drawing)!

Save 20% off all museum store purchases (except books) this weekend, November 30 and December 1, in honor of Small Business Saturday and Museum Store Sunday. And everyone who makes a purchase will be entered to win a free 2020 BHoF Weekender 4-day pass! Small Business Saturday and Museum Store

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Holiday Cards

2019 Holiday Card Drive for the Legends of Burlesque

Help us make the holidays a little brighter by sending cards for your favorite burlesque Legends. Now through December 6, we will be collecting cards to forward. A list of people whose mailing addresses we currently have up-to-date can be found below; you can send any of them a card

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2019 Weekender Recap by Sparkly Devil Memorial Scholarship Winner Precious Ephemera

Our 2019 Sparkly Devil Memorial Scholarship recipient, Precious Ephemera, shares how her experiences studying with the legends of burlesque at the BHoF Weekender solidified her commitment to community. Standing on the Shoulders of Giants From the moment I received the call that I was the Sparkly Devil Memorial Scholarship recipient

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Join us July 5 for Liber-TEASE!

The Burlesque Hall of Fame is proud to present its Independence Day weekend show Liber-TEASE! In partnership with Ron Decar’s Event Center, the show will feature top burlesque performers from Las Vegas and beyond, including the 2018 Miss Exotic World Runner-up Jessebelle Thunder, performing alongside legends of the classic burlesque

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Gallery view at temporary space

Re-Opening Friday, October 7th!

After a brief hiatus and thanks to the careful yet quick work of our staff and volunteers, The Burlesque Hall of Fame REOPENS in our temporary location on Friday, October 7th at 5pm and will be open until 9pm in honor of the 14th anniversary of First Friday Art Walk! Visit us at

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Dixie Evans inside the Exotic World Burlesque Museum, 2005. Photo by Laure Leber.

Dixie Evans (1926 – 2013)

The burlesque world mourned the passing on August 3, 2013, of Dixie Evans, “The Marilyn Monroe of Burlesque”, the godmother of the burlesque revival, founder of the Miss Exotic World pageant in 1991, and Exotic World’s curator, director, and champion. This page is in her memory. We’ve asked Dr. Lucky,

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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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