On one particular Saturday night Dancey proposed a visit to the Gaiety burlesque house
on "The Block" in Baltimore.
An invitation to spend an evening in a burlesque house
reveals that beneath the glittery elegance is a funky quartet in black lace, garters, and bow ties.
The original structure, built in 1904, was known as the Franklin Square Theater, a burlesque house
. It later became the Grand Theater, owned by Pauline L.
THE FOLLY THEATER WAS NOT THE ONLY BURLESQUE HOUSE
Highly entertaining, this '60s-set tale centering on a postadolescent drifter (Hakase Suidobashe) who works his way up the ranks at an old-fashioned burlesque house
paints a fascinating insider's picture of the little-known world of Japanese vaudeville.
But Show Boat has everything, black dancing on the Mississippi levees, shaped out of the misery of apartheid in the American Deep South, seen here in Can't Help Lovin' Dat Man, where the whole stage in sumptuous costumes burst into movement in a way that made you hold your breath with sheer delight, to the sassy dancing from Ellie and Frank Schultz which Kern would have known from the old burlesque houses
of New York.