Category Archives: 1980s

Tesco Vee Sells His Soul to Visit Baltimore, “Capital of Sleaze”!

WAY USA host Tesco Vee makes a pact with the Devil to meet John Waters! In 1988, MTV was still cool, if only for one show. Way USA  was an ultra-cool, albeit short-lived, underground travel series that aired on MTV … Continue reading

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Edith Massey: Edith’s Shopping Bag, 1980

Edith Massey [Edith’s Shopping Bag] South Broadway, Baltimore, Maryland 1980 Elinor B. Cahn 8×10 inch photograph The East Baltimore Documentary Photography Project Baltimore City Life Museum Collection Maryland Historical Society 1982.19.1.132 Copyright Elinor B. Cahn, 1980. Full-sized image at Maryland … Continue reading

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Baltimore 98 Rock Street Sheet (1983)

Flash on back to 1983 with the electrifyingly Nagel-esque “98 Rock Street Sheet” — an advertising supplement fueled by a Canadian Moosehead/Molson knock-off beer. (What the hell IS Calgary Beer?) The “Street Sheet” features a Franken and Davis cover story about their upcoming … Continue reading

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