Burlesque Hall of Fame
1027 S Main St. ,Suite #110, Las Vegas, NV 89101 - United States
The Burlesque Hall of Fame is the world’s premier organization dedicated to preserving the living legacy of burlesque as an artform and cultural phenomenon. With a collection of several thousand costumes, stage props, photographs, and personal effects documenting the careers and lives of burlesque dancers, comics, and producers over nearly a century, the museum is a growing testament to the power and social impact of the art of the tease.
Spectacular, Erotic, and Slightly Shocking: A Timeline of Burlesque in the United States
This exhibit traces burlesques development in the US from its origins as big theatrical extravaganzas parodying the excesses of the upper class and its theatre, to the rise of striptease in the “Golden Era” of the ’30s, ’40s, and 50’s, and ultimately to burlesque’s decline in the ’70s and ‘80s and revival in the ’90s and ’00s as a newly relevant artform.
Dancing the Revolution
40 years ago, when the women’s movement attacked burlesque clubs for their objectification and exploitation of women, it did not seem that the protesters and the performers had much in common. But the ideals of feminism are found throughout the history of burlesque. The Burlesque Hall of Fame’s new ongoing exhibition Dancing the Revolution: Feminism in Burlesque History explores the feminist ideals that flow through and from the burlesque stage.
Body of Work: Mid-Century Burlesque Through the Lens of F. Roy Kemp
Through October 2019
Canadian photojournalist F. Roy Kemp spent the 1950s documenting the New York burlesque scene, producing thousands of images that give us a glimpse into the public and private lives of performers unparalleled in other photographers’ work. Through October 2019, the Burlesque Hall of Fame will feature selections of this work, with images of burlesque superstars like Tempest Storm, Blaze Starr, Zorita, and Jennie Lee, as well as lesser-known performers like Zizi Richards and Naja Karamuru.
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