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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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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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