Category Archives: 1930s

Gayety Burlesk Theatre photos, 1933

Gayety Theatre stage productions 405 East Baltimore Street, Baltimore, Maryland September or October 1933 John Dubas (fl. 1904-1973) 8×10 inch acetate negative Arthur U. Hooper Memorial Collection Baltimore City Life Museum Collection Maryland Historical Society MC9271 .1 MC9271 .6 Click … Continue reading

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After Nearly 80 Years, Maryland Polka Hall Prepares For Last Dance

By Tara Boyle (WAMU, 1/17/2014) On a Sunday afternoon, George Ward is out on the dance floor at Blob’s Park, a Bavarian beer garden and polka hall in Jessup, Md. He’s been coming here a long time — since 1958. “There’s … Continue reading

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The Importance of Being “Gently Stewed” – Mencken, Governor Ritchie, and Prohibition

The Importance of Being “Gently Stewed”: Marion Elizabeth Rodgers on Mencken, Governor Ritchie, and Prohibition By Sara Witman, 3/14/2011 Research Librarian Gordon, Feinblatt, Rothman, Hoffberger & Hollander At the start of her lecture to a packed room at the Baltimore … Continue reading

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