Image courtesy of The Burlesque Hall of Fame
The Gypsy Rose Lee Centennial Celebration just got a little more exciting as Dixie Evans herself will be attending our event in honor of Seattle born Legend of Burlesque Gypsy Rose Lee, which is also a fundraiser for The Burlesque Hall of Fame.
For those of you not in the know, Dixie Evans is the Marilyn Monroe of Burlesque who built her career as The Stripping Marilyn. Dixie has been carrying the torch of The Exotic World Museum founded by the deceased Jenny Lee and Jenny’s late husband Charlie. Dixie and The Museum left the decaying goat ranch in Helendale, CA back in 2006 and has been trying to find a permanent home for the Museum in Las Vegas, Nevada since then.
Many of us in the Burlesque community call Dixie Grandma and I am delighted that our Burly Grandma will finally be visiting us, as I have tried for years to have her come to our little fishing village which she performed in back in her heyday! Who knows maybe she even performed at The Embassy Theater ( now The Triple Door) back in the day? Or what memories will be sparked when she comes to visit? I am sure one gentleman will be thrilled to meet her in person, that would be Joe Elder, please read his sweet story HERE
But more on this all soon! I have to clean house for the Holidays and then head out into the night for Santarchy and Mezzo Lunatico !
a photo I took of the Exotic World Gates back in 2004