2013 Showcases

Movers, Shakers & Innovators

As always, we kicked off with a bang at MOVERS, SHAKERS & INNOVATORS which featured a dazzling array of fiercely original acts from the international forefront of modern burlesque. Attendees were invited to wear devil horns in honor of Sparkly Devil.

Indigo Blue (Step-Down Performance, 2012)Performers included:
Dr. Tease (Toronto, Canada)
Gilbert de Moccos (Tokyo, Japan)
Iva Handfull (Seattle, Washington)
Jett Adore (Chicago, Illinois)
Lady Satan (San Francisco, California)
Little Motown (New York, New York)
Lolli Hoops (Boston, Massachusetts)
Nicky Ninedoors & Brother Keys (Vancouver, British Columbia)
Peggy de Lune (London, United Kingdom)
Raven Virginia & Miyuki Divine (Calgary, Alberta)
Sgt. Die Wies (Oakland, California)
Sparkly Devil (San Francisco, California) (we lost Sparkly to a car crash shortly before the Weekend began. Twinkletoes McGee performed a tribute act In Memoriam)
Sweet Soul Burlesque (Vancouver, British Columbia)
Trojan Original (Seattle, Washington)
Viva La Muerte (Chicago, Illinois)
Willow J (Melbourne, Australia)

Special step-down performances from:
BEST GROUP 2012, the Peek-A-Boo Revue (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania)
BEST BOYLESQUE 2012, Russell Bruner (Portland, Oregon)

Hosted by the Burlesque Mayor of New York City, Jonny Porkpie (Brooklyn, NY)

56th Annual Titans of Tease Reunion Showcase

The heart-and-soul of the Burlesque Hall of Fame and our Weekend event, the TITANS OF TEASE stars legendary stripteasers, “Vintage Vixens,” who made burlesque history shimmying their way across the finest stages in America and the world!

An ode to vintage-style striptease in all its risqué glory, the Reunion Showcase has its roots in the annual gatherings of dancers held by Exotic Dancers League (EDL), and Burlesque Hall of Fame founder Jennie Lee, beginning in 1957.

Legends included:
Delilah Jones (debut at BHoF)
Dusty Summers, The Nude Magician
The Untouchable Ellion Ness
Ezi Rider, Wicked & Wild (debut at BHoF)
Gina Bon Bon
Gypsy Louise
Haji, co-star of Faster, Pussycat! Kill! Kill!
Holiday O’Hara, The Lady Who Loves to Love You
Kitten Natividad, Miss Nude Universe ’70 & ’71
Marinka, Queen of the Amazons
Tammi True, Miss Excitement
Tiffany Carter, Miss Nude Universe ’75
Val Valentine, The Queen of Hearts
Velvet Ice (debut at BHoF)

The evening also included our 3rd Annual Walk of Fame, and starred…
April March, The First Lady of Burlesque
Bic Carroll
Big Fannie Annie
Gabriella Maze (debut at BHoF)
Joy Dale (debut)
Judith Stein, The Lady Divine
Julie Mist (debut at BHoF)
Madame E (debut at BHoF)
Tai Ping
Toni Elling, The Duke’s Delight
The Insatiable, Viva La Fever

And we announced our 2013 Legend of the Year: Tai Ping!

Hosted by World Famous *BOB*, the Dream Come True Girl (New York, NY)!

23rd Annual Tournament of Tease

Burlesque Hall of Fame was proud to present the 23rd Annual TOURNAMENT OF TEASE! A star-studded extravaganza of global burlesque talent, these performers represent the best and brightest of modern burlesque. This breath-taking night of glamour culminated in the crowning of Miss Exotic World 2013, the Reigning Queen of Burlesque!

Competitors Included:






And special step-down performances from
BEST DUO 2012, Jett Adore & Frenchie Kiss (Chicago, Illinois)

Melody Sweets and cast members of Absinthe (Las Vegas, NV)

In her farewell performance as the Reigning Queen of Burlesque, MISS EXOTIC WORLD 2012,Imogen Kelly (Sydney, Australia)!

Hosted by our mistress of ceremonies, Blanche DeBris (Las Vegas, NV)!

Icons and All Stars

How do you top three days and nights of world-class burlesque? By bringing the house down with a cavalcade of inspirational icons and award-winning BHoF Weekend all-stars.

Performers included:
Dirty Martini, Miss Exotic World 2004
Hot Toddy, King of Boylesque 2009
Indigo Blue, Miss Exotic World 2011
Kitten DeVille, Miss Exotic World 2002
Michelle L’amour, Miss Exotic World 2005
Perle Noire, Best Debut (2008) & Most Dazzling (2012)
Roxi D’Lite, Miss Exotic World 2010
The Stage Door Johnnies, Best Group 2011
Catherine D’Lish, Miss Exotic World 1992 & 1994
Jo “Boobs” Weldon, Sassy Lassy 2012

And featured Legends of Burlesque…
Camille 2000, The Girl for Yesterday, Today & Tomorrow, The Cosmic Queen of Burlesque
Shannon Doah, The Good Bad Girl

And the 2013 Sassy Lassy Awards honorees Katy K, Scott Ewalt and Catherine D’Lish (presented by Burlesque Hall of Fame Board Member Dita Von Teese),

Hosted by Foxy Tann (Minneapolis, MN) and Kingfish (San Francisco, CA)!