Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Dixie Evans

Regarded as a burlesque icon, it has been said that no one has done more to preserve the history and art of burlesque than Dixie Evans.

Dubbed "The Marilyn Monroe of Burlesque" by Harold Minsky, Evans has performed throughout the continent, including a successful run at the Place Pigalle in Miami Beach from 1953-1968. She also appeared in the Academy Award winning movie "The Greatest Show on Earth" in 1952.

Evans helped care for burlesque pioneer Jennie Lee, and moved out to the desert to run the operations of the Exotic World museum. In 1991, as a way to draw publicity to the museum, Dixie created the Miss Exotic World pageant, now known as the Burlesque Hall of Fame Weekend.

Dixie currently resides in fabulous Las Vegas, Nevada. She is starting a brand new venture with the "Dixie Evans Burlesque Show" this June, incorporating the roots of burlesque in comedy, variety, and sexy striptease. 

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