Burlesque Hall of Fame

BHoF 2012: Best Debut

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The Burlesque Hall of Fame Weekend is almost here, and I know the next few weeks are going to fly away as everyone makes their preparations. I fired my annual, ‘Meet the Competitors’ questions at this year’s ‘Best Debut’ competitors, and what a beautiful, talented and charismatic bunch they are!  Athletic and elegant Kitty Bang […]

BHoF 2012: An Interview with Dustin Wax

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In December 2011, Laura Herbert, after years of invaluable service, stepped down from her role as Acting Executive Director of the Burlesque Hall of Fame, and was succeeded by Curatorial Director, Dustin Wax. Laura remains the President of the Board of Directors, and has expressed her high regard for Dustin and his abilities.  I have […]

The Chicago Starlets

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The Chicago Starlets – Michelle L’amour’s burlesque supergroup; a captivating chorus line of bright, beautiful women who each began by attending and advancing through the classes at Studio L’amour. They regularly perform in long running, L’amour-produced shows in Chicago, and have repeatedly entertained the audience at The Burlesque Hall of Fame Weekend, winning ‘Best Group’ […]

A loving farewell to Joan Arline, Burlesque Legend.

A loving farewell to Joan Arline, Burlesque Legend.Read more

Sad news made its way around the burlesque community yesterday – Joan Arline, The Sexquire Girl, passed away on Sunday, October 16th from leukemia. Her last official performance was in June at the Burlesque Hall of Fame Reunion, and it has been reported that she was diagnosed with her illness that same month. Just last […]

Exotic World & the Burlesque Revival: An Urgent Appeal to the Community

Exotic World & the Burlesque Revival: An Urgent Appeal to the CommunityRead more

This beautiful film is a labour of love that had the entire theatre in tears when it premiered at BHoF. But if it does not receive the final funding it needs within 6 days, you will never get to see it. Please give something – whatever you can give – and support the team that have worked so hard, and ensure that everyone can enjoy and be inspired by this film. Let’s make this a community effort – many of us would not be where we are if it were it not for the individuals documented in this film and the people who document our history…

Holli-Mae and Team x

BHoF Weekend 2011 Legends Challenge

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BHoF Weekend 2011 Legends Challenge Burlesque Hall of Fame Weekend is not only the world’s most prestigious burlesque gathering, it is also the longest running. Since 1957,  the weekend has ‘had its roots in the Hall of Fame founder, Jennie Lee’s annual gathering of stars from the art’s heyday’. Since Jennie’s passing in 1990, Dixie […]

BHoF: Full Results

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Full BHoF 2010 Results Reigning Queen of Burlesque Roxi DLite First Runner Up: Kristina Nekyia Second Runner Up: Nasty Canasta Best debut: Ms Tickle Best Boylesque: The Evil Hate Monkey Best Group: The Chicago Starlets Best Variety: Lola Martinet and Tila von Twirl Most Dazzling: Ms Tickle Most Innovative: Ms Tickle Most Comical: The Evil […]


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The list of those competing at BHoF this year (the 20th Anniversary no less) is fascinating and VERY exciting! We don’t think we can call this one yet – it’s wide open. We are already hearing some carefully guarded details about the performances we will see in June – all we can say at this […]