Burlesque Hall of Fame

Miss Judith Stein: Legendary

Judith Stein at the Burlesque Hall of Fame Weekend 2015: 58th Annual Titans of Tease Reunion Showcase. ©Chris Harman/Harman House Photography for 21st Century Burlesque Magazine. Not to be used without permission.Read more

We invite you to enjoy Adele Wolf in conversation with one of the world’s best loved burlesque legends, the warm, witty and wise Miss Judith Stein, documenting her journey from college gogo dancer to burlesque headliner, and her ascendance to Legend at the Burlesque Hall of Fame.     Judith Stein began performing burlesque in […]


Poison Ivory: It’s Not Easy Being Queen

Poison Ivory is crowned Miss Exotic World, Reigning Queen of Burlesque at the Burlesque Hall of Fame Weekend 2016. Copyright: John-Paul Bichard for 21st Century Burlesque MagazineRead more

In the most breathtakingly candid account 21st Century Burlesque Magazine has ever published from a Queen of Burlesque on the experience of wearing the crown, Poison Ivory, Miss Exotic World, Reigning Queen of Burlesque 2016, has some thoughts to share… It’s now a week into November, officially 1/3 of the way into my reign as Miss Exotic […]

Jeez Loueez’ Burlesque Hall of Fame 2016 Diary

Jeez Loueez with Miss Exotic World, Reigning Queen of Burlesque 2016, Miss Poison Ivory, at the Burlesque Hall of Fame Weekend 2016.Read more

Jeez Loueez, The Honeybadger of Burlesque and social media warrior, shares her Burlesque Hall of Fame Weekend 2016 rollercoaster with 21st Century Burlesque Magazine readers. Buckle up!   Wednesday Another year, another Burlesque Hall of Fame Weekend! Though I woke up late to head to the airport at the ass crack of dawn, I made […]

Behold! The Burlesque Afterparty to end all Afterparties!

Aerialist Jo Foley and Graeme Clint performing at the Sublime Boudoir Burlesque Hall of Fame Weekend 2016 Afterparty.Read more

This year at the Burlesque Hall of Fame Weekend 2016, sensational-spectacle-specialists Sublime Boudoir took the notorious burlesque afterparty to a whole new level. After each showcase from Thursday to Sunday, Burlesque Hall of Fame Weekend guests were treated to an afterparty with a different fantastical theme: ‘Enchanted Garden’, ‘Victorian Mansion’, ‘Exotic Far East Temple’ and […]

Burlesque Hall of Fame 2016: Best Boylesque

Chris Go-Go Harder at the Burlesque Hall of Fame Weekend 2016. Image copyright John-Paul Bichard.Read more

In the course of writing this review, I couldn’t help but refer to Darlinda just Darlinda’s review of the Best Boylesque category from Burlesque Hall of Fame Weekend 2015 and her musings on gender and inclusivity. One of the moments that brought the house down at this year’s Tournament of Tease was when Johnny Porkpie […]

Burlesque Hall of Fame 2016: QUEEN

Lada Redstar competes for Miss Exotic World, Reigning Queen of Burlesque at the Burlesque Hall of Fame Weekend 2016. Copyright: John-Paul BichardRead more

Tas DeVille reviews the Miss Exotic World, Reigning Queen of Burlesque category at the Burlesque Hall of Fame Weekend 2016 for 21st Century Burlesque Magazine. It’s that time of year again, glitter folk: It’s the Burlesque Hall of Fame Weekender’s Tournament of Tease, where a selection of the crème de la crème of the world’s […]

Burlesque Hall of Fame 2016: Best Debut

Best Debut contender Diesel Darling at the Burlesque Hall of Fame Weekend 2016. Copyright: John-Paul BichardRead more

Best Debut at Burlesque Hall of Fame Weekend 2016 at The Orleans Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas is always a hotly contested category. Glory Pearl reviews this year’s contest for 21st Century Burlesque Magazine. As ever the Saturday night competition opened with the Debut category. The stage at The Orleans is BIG, and stepping […]

A Statement from Armitage Shanks Regarding ‘Rape Joke’ Made at BHoF Showcase (Burlesque Hall of Fame Weekend 2016)

Armitage Shanks hosting the Movers, Shakers and Innovators showcase at the Burlesque Hall of Fame Weekend 2016. Copyright: John-Paul Bichard for 21st Century Burlesque MagazineRead more

On Thursday night at the Burlesque Hall of Fame Weekend, emcees Dusty Limits and Armitage Shanks made remarks which were widely questioned and condemned by attendees and the wider community (read the full report here). Dusty Limits asked 21st Century Burlesque Magazine to publish a statement from him addressing a ‘rape joke’ made at the […]