Category Archives: Nightlife

Burlesque-Era “Miami Club” Menu from Baltimore’s “Block” (1950s)

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Baltimore’s Block Burly Performers Not “Strip-Teasers” but “Beauty-Flashers” (1942)

Not Strip But Flashers (The Billboard, 6/27/1942) Feminine burly performers are not “strip-teasers” but “beauty-flashers,” according to Gus Flaig, veteran stage manager for the Gayety, only exclusively burlesque house in Baltimore. According to Flaig, the backbone of burlesque is not … Continue reading

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“Joy Land” Penny Arcade on Baltimore’s “Block” (1943)

Baltimore Arcades Thrive as Crowds Try To Keep Dry (The Billboard, “Amusement Machines”, 7/31/1943) Showers and rain have proven to be big assets to the Penny Arcades. Last Sunday (11) when servicemen, war workers and others started earlier in the day … Continue reading

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