Category Archives: Burlesque

RIP Gayety Theatre’s John H. “Bud” Nickel, Jr. (1971)

Rites Set For J. H. Nickel, Former Operator Of Gayety (The Baltimore Sun, 4/8/1971) Funeral services for John H. Nickel, Jr., who with his sister owned and operated one of the city’s landmarks, the Gayety Theater and Nightclub on The Block, … Continue reading

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John Waters’s Favorite Stripper: Lady Zorro

The Butch Local Girl Who Looked Like Victor Mature By Burlesque Babes (burlesquebabes.wordpress.com, 2/26/2015) Her real name was Sheila Alberta Bowater. Get by with a little help from my friends… A reader kindly posted a helpful comment to my original … Continue reading

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

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