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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

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Baltimore’s Bawdy Block

America’s Cities of Sin Chapter 3: “Baltimore’s Bawdy Block” by Stephen Hull (Copyright Stag (1952)) THE OLDEST, lushest, bawdiest tenderloin in the United States today is that back-of-the-waterfront area of Baltimore, Maryland, known as “The Block.” Actually the district covers … Continue reading

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