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Exotic World and the Burlesque Revival

Produced by Courtney Hermann
There’s a sexual revolution happening on a former goat ranch in the middle of the Mojave desert.

Overview

Genre
Society, Culture, Arts, History, and Portrait
Synopsis

In 1983, Dixie Evans, the postwar era “Marilyn Monroe of Burlesque,” cleared out a former goat barn on a ranch near Route 66 and built a history museum dedicated to burlesque (a.k.a. striptease), a sexual and comedic dance form that emerged in the United States in the nineteenth century.

Twenty-odd years later, “The Exotic World Museum,” funded by Dixie’s social security checks, finally began drawing exuberant crowds; developing into a Mojave Desert haven for burlesque legends of the 1940s-60s and ground zero of the latest burlesque revival (the fourth of which since the late 1800’s).

Treatment
Show treatment
Stage
finished
Running time
90 minutes

Credits

Production Details

Prod. Co.
Red Vaughan Tremmel, LLC
Country
United States
Years of Production
2002-2012
Locations
Helendale, CA; New York, NY; San Francisco, CA; Las Vegas, NV; Chicago, IL

Distribution Details

Release year
2012

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