True Burlesque Prior to publication, a photo editor paints out Blaze Starr's friends for the local newspaper. Original Press Photograph c. 1969 Collection True Burlesque the Blog
True Tiffany too! Whoever she was. Not much of an elegant performing place...but they do a hell of a job promoting! Newport Kentucky is placed at the Licking River (!) Yes, it was mob run. Newport once had the reputation of "Sin City" due to its upscale gambling casinos on Monmouth street. Investigations for racketeering pushed out the casinos, which were replaced by peep shows and adult strip clubs (says Wiki...so Tiffany here was working for the wise guys. I hope they paid her.
Handbill for the Brass Ass circa 1970? Collection TRUE BURLESQUE
True Burlesque Paperback in which Rip Austin goes from bed to bed trying to figure out a murder! Strip Wench or DIE!
Intimate Edition Paperback First Edition 1963 Collection Jim Linderman.
True Burlesque Anonymous Burlesque Photographs of a Femme Fatale
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Burlesque began to die when real porn took over the theaters in the form of films. Here you can see the flicks creeping in. Yes, there are still performers on the circuit, but increasingly the worn out theaters became movie theaters. Here is a collection of newspaper advertisements from Youngstown, Ohio which reflect the change. With the flicks came the wise guys. Oh oh…looks like the address of the Park Adult Theatre here is the very same as a criminal enterprise connected to the Donald Epstein organization. Epstein was arrested several times, including once for holding a machine gun.
Underlings? "…Daniel Flowers was the president (1976) and Catherine Steele, agent for the United Theaters, Inc., 446 West Federal St., Youngstown, Ohio" says the Attorney General's Commission on Pornography: Final Report July 1986. "Key officers in Epstein's corporate structure."
One internet comment indicates the "New Park Theatre" at that address opened in 1971 and was mob-run. You can enjoy other contemporary memories about the joint HERE.
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True Burlesque SECRETS OF THE STRIP TEASE QUEENS Ripped from the pages of history and scanned for your pleasure
True Burlesque SECRETS OF THE STRIP TEASE QUEENS Ripped from the pages of history and scanned for your pleasure! Shocking expose! Not for children!
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