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October 22, 2017

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Preview: Soft opening of Holly Madison’s 1923 Bourbon & Burlesque sizzles



1923 Bourbon & Burlesque by Holly Madison at Mandalay Bay.

1923 Bourbon & Burlesque

1923 Bourbon & Burlesque by Holly Madison at Mandalay Bay. Launch slideshow »

Holly Madison’s official opening of her new 1923 Bourbon & Burlesque speakeasy lounge at Mandalay Bay was pushed back to May 1 after fire inspectors insisted that a safety sprinkler system be installed under the stage.

But it was such a fast assignment for the construction team that Holly was able to get her deliciously decadent dancers to perform just 24 hours later for a soft opening, and I got a sneak preview.

Jazz singer Skye Dee Miles and a smoking-hot five-piece jazz band raise the temperature wandering the room between two stages until newly redheaded Holly struts onto the main one.

With five accompanying dancers in black, see-through mini-coats with lacy black bras, corsets, garters and stockings, it’s as if the pages of a Victoria’s Secret catalog have come to life.

Holly has a knockout-wow onstage arrival and slithered atop a piano singing a Peggy Lee number — sending the sheet music flying. We’ll have the full review and a new interview with Holly after the May 1 official opening.

Meantime, 1923 Bourbon & Burlesque is open, and the gorgeous stockinged servers are pouring champagne and producing my pal Paul Vato’s smooth cigars. Step back to the good ole days!

This is one hot new Las Vegas nightlife experience, but somehow you’ve got to get the nightly changed password to get through the bookcase and into the hidden speakeasy.

Robin Leach has been a journalist for more than 50 years and has spent the past decade giving readers the inside scoop on Las Vegas, the world’s premier platinum playground.

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