Added by on 2017-05-02

Relive the seedy, neon, flourescent glow of Chicago’s former Red Light District circa 1966. Location: Rush St. looking north from Chestnut and surroundings. Here’s a little music film I put together featuring music by Linda Lawley & Mark Ross’ “Bazoom Room”. Footage from ‘B-Roll” filmed by Mr. Boyle for director Mr. Hill on June 17th in 1966 for an NBC Special White Paper report on crime. The footage was so historically forgotten, I just had to share. It’s now all just a faded memory. Google Maps Street View shows it’s all gone. For YouTube search purposes, See 1966 NBC White Paper Crime Art Movies where Real Life Adults Only Movie are shown next door to Ralley Alley and Gai Paris Theater where they show an exotic and topless bodyshop revue where there’s no cover charge. Next door you’ll find Sneeky Pete’s Prime Steaks featuring Eric Linton at the Piano Bar. Red neon lights adorn the entrance to Whisky A GoGo further down the road from Wonderland Palace of Fun adult movie theater. Topless Harem Girls are Topless – and won’t be on T [sic] and the local Lounge. Men Only and walk in free – movies in rear – are in an air conditioned theater lit by stark white and blue flourescent lamps, the theater touting itself by featuring Burlesque Movies in the Fun Parlor. TISHU POPS, the East Coast Sensation, and Go-Go Girls will share the stage at the Discotheque. As we progress, Chicago’s Famous fablulous Follies Burlesque Theatre offers Tanya Leigh on the Stage and Natures Intent on the Screen on the flashy marquee. There’s never a cover at Bourbon Street where they present Topless Bottomless Debbie Green Go Go Revue Continuous. Nearby is Funland Arcade and the Rialto Burlesque theater with Girls Girls Girls. Singapore Pit has […]


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