Despite it’s popularity, there existed conservative forces in Boston that wanted "The Old Howard" closed.. Political pressures at the local level, that prompted Vice officers to secretly film some performances..
On October of ‘53, they recorded 3 headlining strippers engaged in (using the vernacular of Zorita) "flashing their knishes.." to the mostly male audience! Indecency charges were laid against: Irma The Body, Rose La Rose, and Marion Russell. All three paid fines of $200 each. But "The Old Howard" remained shuttered, never to open again..