The French Quarters burlesque lays in disrepair at Madison and May, 1961, Chicago.
The 606 Club, a burlesque located at 606 S Wabash, 1961, Chicago.
Advertising the Silver Frolics Burlesque (400 N Wabash) on State Street, 1962, Chicago.
Chicago’s Greatest Burlesque, State and Congress Theater, 1931, Chicago.
Miller’s Silver Palm Burlesk Revue, 1117 W Wilson Ave, 1951, Chicago.
Burlesque Birthday Cake, 1933, Chicago. Aaron Bohrod
South State Street, 1963, Chicago.
Girls, Girls, Girls (Rialto Theater, State Street at Van Buren), 1958, Chicago. Art Shay
Mae West, when she was Chicago’s “Queen of Burlesque,” 1914, Chicago.
Although her look would dramatically change when she left for Hollywood, her subtly x-rated humor was there from the beginning.
Burlesque at the Rialto, 1935, Chicago. Aaron Bohrod
Redd Foxx gets a surprise when he peeks into the “ladies’ dressing room” at Roberts’ Show Lounge, 6622 South Park (now MLK Blvd.) 1958, Chicago.
Protesting at The Candy Store, 874 N Wabash, 1984, Chicago.
The Candy Store was the last topless bar in the Rush Street area.
Get up a party and bring the ladies to see Dagmar at the Rialto, State and Van Buren, 1951, Chicago.
South State St, 1946, Chicago. Walker Evans
The Gayety Cafe (549 N Clark), Playground for Conventioneers during the Republican National Convention, 1952, Chicago. Bob Natkin.
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