One of the most enjoyable and enduring aspects of the Burlesque Hall of Fame Weekends, and indeed many burlesque events, is the array of beautiful photographs that are shared around the world. They can make you feel like you were there, capture affection, innovation, inspiration and celebration, and preserve magical memories for many years to come. The photographers who work at BHoF each year are much loved members of the community, and I asked some of them to share their memories, and some of their favourite shots from over the years. I am so grateful to them for their generosity and enthusiasm.
Great photographer and all-round charming nice guy, Derek Jackson shares some of his favourite shots…
“Shooting for the Burlesque Hall of Fame is such an incredible honour. The best acts in the world all get together, and it is truly special indeed…”
Burlesque Hall of Fame Museum Grand Opening (2010)
Ginger Valentine (2011)
Leroi the Girl Boi (2011)
Michelle L’amour (2010)
Kitty Bang Bang (2011)
Michelle L’amour, Dirty Martini, Kitten DeVille and Julie Atlas Muz at the 2010 Museum Grand Opening.
Gina Bon Bon (2011)
Dirty Martini (2010)
Kitten on the Keys (2010)
Brown Girls Burlesque (2011)
Ray Gunn (2011)
Shannon Doah (2010)
Quoted in major international newspapers and held in high esteem and affection by the international burlesque community, 21st Century Burlesque Magazine has documented the contemporary burlesque scene since 2007. Founded and edited by Holli-Mae Johnson.