Tag Archives: blaze starr

Blaze Starr’s Wild Animal Acts

I’ve been reading Behind the Burly Q: The Story of Burlesque in America by Leslie Zemeckis, who also directed the hit documentary film of the same title. It’s an oral history of American Burlesque “as told by the performers who … Continue reading

Posted in "The Block", 1950s, Baltimorons, Burlesque, Entertainment, Nightlife, Sex, Strip Clubs, Uncategorized, Vices | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Blaze Starr Recalls Burlesque Era In New Film

Former star of The Block is living the quiet life in West Virginia By Frederick N. Rasmussen (The Baltimore Sun, 5/15/2010) Once the Queen of Baltimore burlesque, Fannie Belle Fleming — better known as Blaze Starr — has been living … Continue reading

Posted in "The Block", 2010s, Burlesque, Nightlife | Tagged , , , | 3 Comments

Baltimore Sun Readers Recall Blaze Starr

By Frederick N. Rasmussen (The Baltimore Sun, 6/6/2010) Speaking of beauty and truth, several vintage Baltimoreans chimed in on my Blaze Starr column. “Fond memories,” wrote Nelson E. Reichert, a transportation consultant who lives in West Towson. “I was probably … Continue reading

Posted in "The Block", 2000s, Burlesque, Nightlife | Tagged , , , | 1 Comment

Burlesque and the Girl on the Sign at the Gayety Theater

I Remember… Burlesque and the Girl on the Sign at the Gayety Theater By John H. Nickel, The Sun Magazine, 5/31/1970 I don’t have much heart to go down to The Block anymore. The flavor of it has been gone … Continue reading

Posted in "The Block", 1970s, Burlesque, Gayety, Media, Strip Clubs | Tagged , , , , , | 49 Comments