CONGRATULATIONS VAL VALENTINE! Val Valentine has been selected as this year’s recipient of the BHoF LIVING LEGEND AWARD! Awarded annually during the BHoF Weekender (June 1-4 this year!), the BHoF Living Legend Award recognizes performers who built an exemplary career during burlesque’s classic era and continue to distinguish themselves by
The Burlesque Hall of Fame is being targeted by a right-wing watchdog group. Earlier this week (Dec 13, 2022), a group called Open the Books contacted us regarding the $32,000 in ARP funding we had received from the Institute of Museum and Library Services for digitizing and cataloguing our collection.
The Burlesque Hall of Fame’s quarterly burlesque spectacle “TEASE: A Burlesque Revue” returns to The Space on July 16, 2022. The celebration of burlesque talent features the best Burlesque entertainers in Las Vegas alongside special guest, award-winning performer Matt Finish. The performances will be joined by an interview with BHOF’s
You know the story: a child performer exploited by her demanding and exploitative mother to perform all over the country. The grueling road life leaving little time for basic schooling and attracting the attention of child welfare agents. The drive to ever-greater heights of fame and fortune at the expense
Our Virtual Weekender is happening now and it’s glorious! 48 hours straight of showcases, live events, panel discussions, and tons more from all over the world, streaming straight to your computer, tablet, or phone. Admission is free (donations are accepted, of course!). Go to the Virtual Burlesque Hall of Fame
email@example.com(888) 661-6465FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE BURLESQUE HALL OF FAME TO PARTICIPATE IN BLUE STAR MUSEUMSMuseum offering free admission to active military and their family members this summer [Las Vegas, NV – May 6, 2021] The Burlesque Hall of Fame will join museums nationwide in participating in the Blue Star Museums program, an
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
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
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