Category Archives: Gayety

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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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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Baltimore As It Was: The Work Of Photographer Tom Scilipoti

Photographic Memory: Tom Scilipoti has been documenting Baltimore for over 50 years By Rafael Alvarez (Baltimore City Paper, 10/23/2013)“…In 1966, Scilipoti was taking his camera everywhere, capturing images of a once-thriving and long-gone manufacturing city: coal-fired tugboats, burly stevedores unloading … Continue reading

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