Pearls of Wisdom from Burlesque Royalty…

For those of you who did not attend and have not had a chance to enjoy the edited version in the BHoF ’11 programme, here are some words of advice and best wishes for BHoF competitors and would-be queens and kings from some of the previous title holders…   “If

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Superstar Sunday + Tournée Screening

Nadine DuBois and Naughty Pierre host, as neo-burlesque’s brightest stars, including past titleholders and our 2011 honorees “for excellence in the promotion and perpetuation of Burlesque,” round out an unforgettable weekend of flesh & film with live performances and a special, cast-hosted screening of Matthieu Almaric’s award-winning comedy, Tournée (Best

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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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The Candy Gram: Sydni Deveraux

In our ongoing Q&A series –“The Candy Gram“– we ask the same quirky questions of burlesque’s various performers. If you want to be added to the mix, drop us a line at kellydinardo AT gmail DOT com. Today, say hello to Sydni Devaraux. What is your hometown? Seattle, Washington How

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Of Overplay and Cabaret

Oops, I did it again… So, not too long ago, in the middle of a very enjoyable show, I immediately turned around and walked out of the room. I had a spontaneous knee-jerk reaction: I heard the first few strands of Hey Big Spender wafting over the speakers – and

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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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