Dixie Evans Week

August 26th - September 1st, 2013

We want to thank the community for coming together to donate their time, love, energy and performances to Dixie Evans. As you know, we lost our beloved Dixie Evans on August 3rd, 2013. Because of all of you, Dixie Evans Week was a successful week in August 2013 honoring the memory and celebrating the life of one of our most cherished legends of burlesque. Over 30 live performances and almost 100 classes were conducted internationally during Dixie Evans Week. All the funds you all helped raise through online funding, live shows and classes have been used to cover the existing costs of outstanding medical bills and her memorial celebration, with the remainder going towards Dixie's final accommodations at the Westwood Cemetery.

We have made great progress in our efforts to provide Dixie with an everlasting resting place. We have ALMOST reached our goal of $40,000 to cover all our expenses. We are closer than ever and are only a few small steps away from securing a case in the Westwood Cemetery Room of Prayer. This case will be accessible to fans, family and friends who wish to pay their respects. It features beautiful natural light and is very close to Marilyn Monroe's grave. While our funding goal is close, we are just a little over $5,000 away from being able to purchase the case. We only have until January 31st to raise these funds and hope that you will consider making an individual contribution to honor this great woman.

We thank you for your continued support, and we know that Dixie will be with us in spirit as we continue to celebrate her life.

With love,

The Dixie Evans Week Committee

If you have thoughts, suggestions, or questions, please email them to info@dixieevansweek.com.

Our condolences to Dixie's fans, friends, and family. Dixie changed the lives of everyone in our burlesque community. We will miss her terribly.

To donate to Dixie's YouCaring Fund click here.

News

  • Beloved Burlesque Legend and Legacy Dixie Evans Deceased at 86

    August 14, 2013

    FRANKIE TEASE
    FRANKIE TEASE MAGAZINE

    Dixie Evans has passed away August 3, 2013 in Las Vegas, NV, born Long Beach, CA, August 28, 1926. The Marilyn Monroe of Burlesque, long-time American strip-tease artist, showgirl, performer, organizer, legend and icon did many things that inspired many people. In fact, a group had planned Dixie Evans Week to be held later this month as a fundraiser for her medical needs. Shows would - and still will - take place all over the nation, and world, to fundraise for Dixie Evans. Before that effort could meet her medical needs post-stroke in a Las Vegas facility, she passed-away. There is more to that story here, and information about the fundraiser and how you can participate to help give toward her final arrangements.

    Read more at

    http://www.frankietease.com/2013/08/beloved-burlesque-legend-and-legacy.html

  • Dixie Evans, Who Brought ‘Monroe’ to Burlesque Houses, Dies at 86

    August 11, 2013

    MARGALIT FOX
    THE NEW YORK TIMES

    Dixie Evans, a popular stage performer billed as the “Marilyn Monroe of Burlesque” — the first two words in very large letters and the last two in very small ones — died on Aug. 3 in Las Vegas. She was 86. Her death was announced on the Web site of the Burlesque Hall of Fame in Las Vegas, of which she was a former curator and director.

    Read more at

    http://www.nytimes.com/2013/08/11/arts/dance/dixie-evans-who-brought-monroe-to-burlesque-houses-dies-at-86.html?_r=0

  • 'Godmother' of burlesque known for Monroe tribute, admired by Frank Sinatra

    August 11, 2013

    THE DAILY TELEGRAPH
    THE VANCOUVER SUN

    Dixie Evans, the dancer known as "the Marilyn Monroe of Burlesque," who has died aged 86, thrilled postwar Americans with her scantily clad impression of the film star. In later life she ran a museum of exotic dancing in the Mojave Desert.

    Read More at

    http://www.vancouversun.com/entertainment/movie-guide/Godmother+burlesque+known+Monroe+tribute+admired+Frank+Sinatra/8773326/story.html

  • Dixie Evans

    August 9, 2013

    THE TELEGRAPH

    Dixie Evans, the dancer known as “the Marilyn Monroe of Burlesque”, who has died aged 86, thrilled post-war America with her scantily-clad impression of the film star; in later life she ran a museum of exotic dancing in the Mojave Desert.

    Read more at

    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/obituaries/10226445/Dixie-Evans.html

  • Burlesque Queen Dies in Las Vegas

    August 9, 2013

    CBS LAS VEGAS

    The woman known as the “Marilyn Monroe of Burlesque” has died in Sin City. Eighty-six-year-old Dixie Evans passed away at an assisted care facility after suffering a stroke earlier this year.

    Read more at

    http://lasvegas.cbslocal.com/2013/08/05/burlesque-queen-dies-in-las-vegas/

  • Burlesque icon Dixie Evans dies at age 86

    August 5, 2013

    By TOM RAGAN
    LAS VEGAS REVIEW-JOURNAL

    Dixie Evans, the “Marilyn Monroe of Burlesque” whose performances lured greats such as Frank Sinatra and Joe DiMaggio, has died at a Las Vegas assisted-care facility following a stroke earlier in the year. She was 86."

    Read more at

    http://www.reviewjournal.com/news/las-vegas/burlesque-icon-dixie-evans-dies-age-86

  • Dixie Evans, R.I.P

    August 5, 2013

    By DONNA LETHAL
    The LAS ANGELES BEAT

    Mary Lee Evans, 86, was better known throughout her life as Dixie Evans “the Marilyn Monroe of Burlesque”. She passed from this world on Saturday, August 3, 2013 of natural causes in Las Vegas, NV. She is survived by her sister, Betty, and nieces and nephews.

    Read more at

    http://thelosangelesbeat.com/2013/08/dixie-evans-r-i-p/

  • Burlesque Legend Dixie Evans, 86, dies in Las Vegas

    August 5, 2013

    NBC NEWS

    Just days before her career was to be celebrated at burlesque houses around the world, a legend and pioneer of the entertainment form has died in Las Vegas. Dixie Evans, known during her career as the "Marilyn Monroe of Burlesque" because of her resemblance to the movie star died Saturday afternoon at an assisted living facility. She had suffered a stroke earlier this year. She was 86.

    Read more at

    http://www.nbcnews.com/id/52672371/ns/local_news-las_vegas_nv/t/burlesque-legend-dixie-evans-dies-las-vegas/#.UgBLA6mVjAI

  • Dixie Evans, 'Marilyn Monroe of Burlesque', dies at 86

    August 5, 2013

    By RICK SFORZA
    PRESS-TELEGRAM

    Mere days before a week of burlesque shows dedicated in her honor, Dixie Evans, the "Marilyn Monroe of Burlesque," has died. She was 86.

    Read more at

    http://www.presstelegram.com/news/ci_23795328/dixie-evans-marilyn-monroe-burlesque-dies-at-86

  • Burlesque Star Dixie Evans Dies at 86

    August 5, 2013

    By LAS VEGAS WEEKLY STAFF
    LAS VEGAS WEEKLY

    Pay your respects with a shimmy and shake: According to the Burlesque Hall of Fame, burlesque icon Dixie Evans died August 3 at age 86. A posting by the BHOF said that Evans "died peacefully following a stroke earlier this year."

    Read more at

    http://www.lasvegasweekly.com/ae/2013/aug/04/burlesque-star-dixie-evans/#/0

  • Tempest Storm: Dixie Evans was 'one of a kind' in the world of burlesque

    August 5, 2013

    By JOHN KATILOMETES
    LAS VEGAS SUN

    Tempest Storm says it was rare for Dixie Evans and her to appear in a theater at the same time. It happened once, exactly. “We were in the same show once at the Star Theater (in Portland, Ore.) a very long time ago. It was in the ’50s. But we never did appear on the same bill. I’d come in one week, and she’d come the next, or vice versa,” Storm said during a phone conversation Sunday night. “They knew we were going to sell out the room individually.

    Read more at http://www.lasvegassun.com/blogs/kats-report/2013/aug/05/tempest-storm-dixie-evans-was-one-kind-world-burle/

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