Black and white photo of burlesque dancer Zorita, nude save high heels and a corset held against her chest, laying on a teardrop-shaped settee which has been colored orange over the original image.

#MuseumAtHome: Burlesque Arrests

From its earliest arrival on US shores, burlesque has posed a challenge to local authorities charged with upholding local standards of “decency”. Whether it was women wearing men’s clothing (which was against the law in many municipalities until well into the 20th century) or women wearing not enough clothing (or

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Detail of photo of Dixie Evans wearing boa

#MuseumAtHome: Happy Birthday to “Miss Exotic World” Creator Dixie Evans

Dixie Evans, “The Marilyn Monroe of Burlesque,” would have been 94 today. After a successful career as a burlesque dancer, Dixie eventually ended up running the Exotic World museum, creating the Miss Exotic World pageant that to this day forms the core of our BHoF Weekender, going on right now

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BHoF Virtual Book Club; image shows an illustrated fan dancer

This month’s virtual book club pick is <em>Babylon Girls</em> by Jayna Brown. Join us Aug 20 to discuss!

Join us for the “breast” book club around! ⁣⁣ The Burlesque Hall of Fame Virtual Book Club meets the third Thursday of every month via Zoom. Everyone is invited to join us, sign up here: bhof.link/joinbookclub ⁣⁣This month’s book is Babylon Girls: Black Women Performers and the Shaping of the

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Bally at Jennie Lee's Canadian National Exhibition pavilion

NEW ONLINE EXHIBITION – <em>Bump & Grind Beneath the Big Top: Burlesque in Circuses, Carnivals, and Fairs</em>

Step right up, folks. Behind this curtain you’ll find wonders beyond your imagination. See the stars of the midcentury girl show! Learn about the Black revues! Find out how burlesque dancers lived on the road! And watch your wallets, you never know when someone will try to take you for

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BHoF Virtual Book Club; image shows an illustrated fan dancer

Join us to discuss this month’s Book Club pick: <em>Stripped Down</em> by Anna Brooke, a.k.a. Rev. Legs Malone

Join the breast virtual book club around! This month, we’re reading Stripped Down: How Burlesque Led me Home by burlesquer Rev. Legs Malone (under her “muggle” name, Anna Brooke). Legs’ memoir describes her discovery of burlesque and how the lessons she learned of self-acceptance and personal expression let her begin

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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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Burlesque Hall of Fame to Host Live Fundraiser Auction Series Online

CONTACT:Nicollette Dalynicollette@burlesquehall.com(520) 668-9500 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE BURLESQUE HALL OF FAME ANNOUNCES LIVE FUNDRAISER AUCTION SERIES Live fundraising auction to celebrate and sell all things burlesque in support the Burlesque Hall of Fame museum. May 21, 2020 – WORLDWIDE – The Burlesque Hall of Fame (BHoF) museum, along with the incomparable

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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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Coby Yee and Stephen King perform together at the 2019 BHoF Weekender (photo by Ed Barnas)

Congratulations to our 2020 Living Legend Award winner, Coby Yee!

It is our most sincere pleasure to announce this year’s recipient of the BHoF Living Legend Award is the great Coby Yee! The Living Legend Award recognizes burlesque performers who created distinguished careers for themselves during burlesque’s heyday and continue to distinguish themselves through their involvement in today’s burlesque community,

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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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