Monday, August 19, 2013

The Boom Boom Room in the Sky...

Rest in Peace, Miss Dixie Evans (1926-2013). Dixie was known as "the Marilyn Monroe of Burlesque" back in the 1950s, and wow, did she look like Marilyn! (Here is the link to her obituary--check out that photo!)

Dixie ran Exotic World, a museum dedicated to all things burlesque/exotic dancing--photos, programs, pasties!--which used to be out in the middle of nowhere in Helendale, on Old Route 66. We visited about 15 years ago and got a personal tour, all by ourselves, and Dixie was utterly delightful. (That's me up there posing with her--she's much more sassy!)

We returned a year or two later to attend the Miss Exotic World contest--amateur burlesque dancers ranging from the very good to the...not-so-good. The Exotic World museum moved to Las Vegas in 2006 and changed its name to the Burlesque Hall of Fame--and the Miss Exotic World competition is still going strong!

I like to think that Dixie is still dancing away up there in the Boom Boom Room in the Sky!


4 comments:

Andy's Attic said...

What a fun memory and picture of you two. I am sure she is dancing up there in the Boom Boom Room!!

JuJu said...

What a woman! Hubba Hubba Hubba. She was hotter than a hydrogen bomb! Now, THAT is a compliment.

thank you for sharing! LOVE the pic!!

vivi said...

Oh, how sad! Bur what a great time you had with her. I know she enjoyed you as much as you did her. RIP dear lady! XOXO

Robin said...

Great story, and there you are in all your burlesqueness, complete with Doc Martens and jean shorts. Love it!