Delilah Jones was born in Berlin, Germany at the stroke of midnight on a full moon in
1941. She began performing in 1959 and worked with Lili St Cyr at the El Rancho
in L.A, Sally Rand in 1965 in Hollywood, Tura Satana, and many other
luminaries. She toured North America for two dazzling decades and retired from
burlesque in 1980. Her knowledge of the different eras is extensive and her
perspective is wry and insightful, with a clear understanding of context, time,
and place. She is part of a lovely crew of Las Vegas local legends who make sure to
spend time together in the spirit of striptease sisterhood. She will be taking
the stage at the Burlesque Hall of Fame for the first time this year.
Are you performing at BHOF this year?
I’ll be performing on Friday!
What are some of your favorite things about the BHOF Weekender?
I love being with friends, all long time legends, under one roof.
Have you taught a class before? If so, what do you like about teaching?
I’ve never taught a class before, so this will be my first time! My class will
be on vintage 50’s style and how stripping changed with the newer generation,
once go-go came into style.
What do you hope students will get out of your class?
I hope students will walk away with different way of looking at
Anything special they should wear or bring?
Definitely bring a dress, and also a boa or a cape!
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