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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BHOF Weekend 2011 Legends Challenge

Burlesque Hall of Fame Weekend is not only the world’s biggest and most prestigious burlesque gathering, it is also the longest running. Continuous since 1957, the weekend has its roots in Hall of Fame founder Jennie Lee‘s annual gathering of stars from the art’s heyday. Since Jennie’s passing in 1990,

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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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Pretty Things to Be Released in Paperback!

Full disclosure: My publisher, HarperCollins, is also Liz Goldwyn‘s publisher, as well as Dita Von Teese’s. HarperCollins KNOWS burlesque! But I bought Liz’s book before I ever had a book contract, and it is spectacular. It is one of the most amazing books you’ll find on the subject of mid-20th

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Roxi’s Roll Call: Inspiration and Gratitude

Wow. There are so many things you can tell yourself when it comes to competing in a pageant. Everything you come up with will help you relax, perform the best you can and most of all, have fun with the experience. The one thing you can’t prepare for is actually

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The World’s Longest Boa: June 8, 2007

On June 8, 2007, burlesque performers and fans of all ages descended on the Fremont Street Experience to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Burlesque Hall of Fame’s Striptease Reunion, with a truly once-in-a-lifetime event: a multi-generational, bump and grind kick-line featuring the world’s longest boa… performed live, with over

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