Burlesque Hall of Fame

Burlesque Hall of Fame

The Burlesque Hall of Fame is the burlesque museum located located in Las Vegas, NV. Formerly known as Exotic World, the museum historically was located on the site of an abandoned goat farm in Helendale, California. The museum documents the history of American burlesque from its 19th-century origins through its golden age in the mid-20th century, and displays artifacts commemorating historic burlesque performers.

The Exotic World museum collection includes posters, photographs, publicity stills, newspaper clippings, and playbills related to famous burlesque performers including Blaze Starr, Lili St. Cyr, Chesty Morgan, Candy Barr and Tempest Storm.

The museum includes costume elements and props such as feather boas, fans, gloves, garter belts, gowns, shoes, pasties, g-strings, and jewelry. Many of these items are specially made for use in striptease routines.

Unique individual items include ivory fans used by Sally Rand, gloves and a black velvet shoulder cape worn by Gypsy Rose Lee, a heart-shaped couch owned by Jayne Mansfield and the cremation ashes of Miss Sheri Champagne.

The Burlesque Hall of Fame is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit museum with a mission to preserve, celebrate, and inspire the art of burlesque. By making a donation to the Burlesque Hall of Fame, you honour the memory of Burlesque “as it was”: A raucous, ribald world of dancers, comics, musicians, impresarios and others who sought to entertain America’s masses through some of our nation’s darkest times.

Your donation, however large or small, allows us to continue to preserve, protect, and share the memory and traditions of this uniquely American art. Please: help celebrate and honor the living history of Burlesque. Donate to the Burlesque Hall of Fame today.


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