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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Burlesque Legend La Savona in space costume

#MuseumAtHome: Burlesque Legend La Savona (VIDEO)

La Savona was a mid-20th century burlesque performer from Prague who became famous in the U.S. for her belly-dance inspired acts. She was awarded our Living Legend Award in 2012, the highest honor BHoF has to offer performers of burlesque’s classic era. Learn more about her life and performance style in

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

#MuseumAtHome: Learn How to Research Local Burlesque History (VIDEO)

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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