True Burlesque Mob-Run Theatre with Wild Honey Nikki Lynne and the Fantastic Gypsy
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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