The Desert Rose is a glimpse into the life of Dixie Evans, an almost 80-year-old burlesque dancer. A Marilyn Monroe look-alike who would show a lot more than her famous role model; Dixie now runs the world's only Burlesque Museum in Helendale, CA -- near Victorville, in the Mojave Desert. She has single handedly transformed a dusty goat shed into a cult mecca that now attracts a much younger audience and followers from around the world.
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Support is also provided by Yogen and Peggy Dalal, Diane B. Wilsey, the Kenneth Rainin Foundation, the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, Helen Sarah Steyer, the William and Gretchen Kimball Fund, and the members of KQED