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Dixie Evans & Exotic World Museum Former burlesque dancer Dixie Evans, 80, who curates the Exotic World Burlesque Museum and Striptease Hall of Fame in Helendale, CA, was known as the "Marilyn Monroe of Burlesque" in the genre's early days and has become a sort of matriarch for the new generation of performers and the re-emergence of new burlesque. Watching over the crumbling former goat barn turned museum in the middle of the Mojave desert, Evans still gave tours of the museum to visitors wearing full make-up and a red sequined dress before the museum's forced closure in 2006 due to extensive water damage.