A BHoF Letter from Imogen Kelly, Reigning Queen of Burlesque 2012

A BHoF Letter from Imogen Kelly, Reigning Queen of Burlesque 2012

  Veteran burlesque star Imogen Kelly, who previously discussed her battle with breast cancer on 21st Century Burlesque Magazine, has asked me to publish a letter to the 2015 Burlesque Hall of Fame Weekend attendees and the wider community. Take it away, Imogen…   Dear BHoFers, Firstly, congratulations to Queen Trixie and to all the other […]

A Brief History of the Exotic World Pageant

A Brief History of the Miss Exotic World Pageant

Jo Weldon describes the history and judging process of the Miss Exotic World Pageant at the Burlesque Hall of Fame Weekend… Jennie Lee, a burlesque star of the 1950s, conceived the Burlesque Hall of Fame Weekender neither as a pageant or a showcase, but as a reunion for her peers — performers we now refer […]

Jo Weldon Interviews Dixie Evans

Jo Weldon Interviews Dixie Evans

I visited with Dixie Evans in June of this year. It was the first time I’d gotten to see her since her stroke. She was in a very comfortable recovery center, in a house rather than a facility. When I arrived she was asleep in a recliner, wearing a spangled feathered headband. The moment she […]

Burlesque Hall of Fame Weekend 2011 - Legends Challenge

BHoF Weekend 2011 Legends Challenge

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 […]