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
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
Volunteers Needed: Remote Data-Entry
BHoF is looking for people anywhere in the world who can help us type up our handwritten inventories so we can import them into our database. To volunteer, sign up at bhof.link/data and we’ll send you your first sheet. Each sheet contains about two dozen entries, and data is entered
A Quickie with Karen Abbott
I’ve had tons of fun with Karen Abbott, whether it’s been when she’s jumped in to help at a student showcase at the Slipper Room, or doing a grand event at the New York Public Library. She’s always playful, smart, and hotter than a biscuit. I was thrilled to have
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
Celebrating Gypsy Rose Lee, 1911-2011
“I wanted to point out how you are different from all the other strippers I have ever seen. Seeing them is something like getting a peep at a girl on a picnic. Perfectly ordinary experience. But to feel that you are seeing a princess take off her pants: That’s something