Vintage 50’s-era photo features the faded facade of the old 'GAYETY Theatre'; located in downtown Detroit, Michigan.. Built in September of 1912, the venue was once a part of the famed "Columbia Wheel" of Burlesque theatres.. For a time, it was also owned by the 2 Franks (Bryan and Engel).. But by April of ‘58, it would be closed down and demolished to make way for a parking lot..

Vintage 50’s-era photo features the faded facade of the old 'GAYETY Theatre'; located in downtown Detroit, Michigan.. Built in September of 1912, the venue was once a part of the famed "Columbia Wheel" of Burlesque theatres.. For a time, it was also owned by the 2 Franks (Bryan and Engel).. But by April of ‘58, it would be closed down and demolished to make way for a parking lot..

Continuous ALL GIRL shows

Vintage 70’s-era color slide of the 'HOTSY TOTSY' strip club; located on Bourbon Street in downtown New Orleans, Louisiana.. The headliner listed on the canopy was clearly not the Candy Barr, who (by then) had already retired from performing..

Continuous ALL GIRL shows

Vintage 70’s-era color slide of the 'HOTSY TOTSY' strip club; located on Bourbon Street in downtown New Orleans, Louisiana.. The headliner listed on the canopy was clearly not the Candy Barr, who (by then) had already retired from performing..

Vintage press photo dated from November of ‘53, features the facade of Minneapolis’ famed 'ALVIN Theatre'.. Originally opened as the 'Schubert Theatre' in 1910, it began use as a Burlesque stage in early ‘41..
Pressure from conservative religious groups and continuous vice raids forced management to eventually lease the building to Rev. Russell H. Olson, who transformed the building into the 'Minneapolis Evangelistic Auditorium'.. Religion didn’t fare much better than striptease; and within three years the church moved out, too..

Vintage press photo dated from November of ‘53, features the facade of Minneapolis’ famed 'ALVIN Theatre'.. Originally opened as the 'Schubert Theatre' in 1910, it began use as a Burlesque stage in early ‘41..

Pressure from conservative religious groups and continuous vice raids forced management to eventually lease the building to Rev. Russell H. Olson, who transformed the building into the 'Minneapolis Evangelistic Auditorium'.. Religion didn’t fare much better than striptease; and within three years the church moved out, too..

 Vintage photo taken by William Reagh in 1964, features Baby Bubbles as the week’s headliner at the ‘BURBANK Theatre’; located at 548 S. Main Street..

Vintage photo taken by William Reagh in 1964, features Baby Bubbles as the week’s headliner at the ‘BURBANK Theatre’; located at 548 S. Main Street..

Helena Gardner prepares for another appearance at Chicago’s '606 Club'; as shown in this article from the March ‘56 issue of 'CABARET' magazine..

Helena Gardner prepares for another appearance at Chicago’s '606 Club'; as shown in this article from the March ‘56 issue of 'CABARET' magazine..

Vintage photo dated from the 1920’s features the facade and marquee of the ‘EMPIRE Burlesque’ theatre.. Sadly, it’s since been torn down. But it once existed at 102 State Street; in downtown Albany, New York..

Vintage photo dated from the 1920’s features the facade and marquee of the ‘EMPIRE Burlesque’ theatre.. Sadly, it’s since been torn down. But it once existed at 102 State Street; in downtown Albany, New York..

Vintage photo dated from July of ‘41, features a man passing the entrance of an unidentified Burlesque theatre; located somewhere on S. State Street in Chicago..
Photographed by - John Vachon

Vintage photo dated from July of ‘41, features a man passing the entrance of an unidentified Burlesque theatre; located somewhere on S. State Street in Chicago..

Photographed by - John Vachon

Vintage candid photo from September of 1969 features a rainy afternoon at the ‘21st ADULT Theatre’; located on Collins Avenue (at 21st Street) in Miami Beach, Florida.. Despite it’s rather seamy appearance, small signs still encouraged husbands to "Bring The Ladies!"..

Vintage candid photo from September of 1969 features a rainy afternoon at the ‘21st ADULT Theatre’; located on Collins Avenue (at 21st Street) in Miami Beach, Florida.. Despite it’s rather seamy appearance, small signs still encouraged husbands to "Bring The Ladies!"..

Vintage 40’s-era photo features patrons standing underneath the marquee of the 'EL RANCHO Café’ nightclub; located somewhere in Mexico.. 

Vintage 40’s-era photo features patrons standing underneath the marquee of the 'EL RANCHO Café’ nightclub; located somewhere in Mexico.. 

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Vintage 40’s-era photo of the famed LEON and EDDIE’S’ nightclub; located at 33 West 52nd Street, in New York City.. The cover of this 1941-edition menu was illustrated by Wesley Morse..

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