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Park Burlesque
Posted by: Rose LaRose (IP Logged)
Date: November 12, 2007 09:51AM

Post you memories here.

Re: Park Burlesque
Posted by: YanniBGoode (IP Logged)
Date: November 12, 2007 10:13AM

I can remember the MC hawking magazines and other "novelties" between acts saying "I know we're all adults here ..." and the kid sitting behind me laughing "Hell, I'm only 14!" All other memories are not suitable for a family oriented message board. Though if Honey Harlow is reading this, email me. I still have your plastic long stemmed rose ...

Re: Park Burlesque
Posted by: xrated (IP Logged)
Date: November 12, 2007 10:20AM

Wasn't there a "Busty Russell?"

Re: Park Burlesque
Posted by: anonymous (IP Logged)
Date: November 12, 2007 10:23AM

Yes Busty "miss 50s" Russell and Irma the Body too.

I thought the band was fantastic especially the drummer and trumpeter when they played "Night Train."

Re: Park Burlesque
Posted by: katy (IP Logged)
Date: November 12, 2007 11:20AM

Went there when in high school. Saw Busty place a large can of ZBT baby powder on the stage. She then stooped down and made it disappear!! Amazing "magic" act. Later on during the dance, a kid was at stageside and began to carry on. She removed his glasses, folded them up , and made them "disappear" also! After awhile she danced back to him, produced his glasses, unfolded and placed them back on his face.... One of the girls in our group was freaked out because she saw her minister sitting two rows behind us---doing "research" no doubt...............

Re: Park Burlesque
Posted by: sjf210 (IP Logged)
Date: November 12, 2007 03:20PM

It's so funny my mom told me that often women went to the park as a night out,
Well my mom and some of her friends were out on the town and my mom just happened to be 9 months pregnant with me! Needless to say when her water broke at the Park they said it was a first! Some of the patrons wanted her to name the baby "Busty"
I'm glad she didn't .

Re: Park Burlesque
Posted by: Bubbles (IP Logged)
Date: November 12, 2007 03:30PM

Rose LaRose Wrote:
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> Post you memories here.


Where was it at? It it still there?

Re: Park Burlesque
Posted by: Rose LaRose (IP Logged)
Date: November 12, 2007 03:52PM

The orginal Park Theater was on the east side of South Champion street where the parking deck is now located. It began as a vaudeville theater, then became a movie house and then was added to the burlesque circuit. The only other burlesque theater that I remember was the Roxy on East Ninth Street in Cleveland. I was a nice old theater but showed signs of decline in later years. It was razed for "urban renewal" during either the late 60s or early 70s. All young boys going to the YMCA would walk by the theater to peak at photos of the strippers who usually stayed at and were escorted to by their body guards to the old Tod House while in town. A new Park Theater was built in the 70s at the corner of West Federal and Belmont Avenue. That building still exists.

Re: Park Burlesque
Posted by: Tempest Storm (IP Logged)
Date: November 13, 2007 08:28AM

Don't forget me.

Re: Park Burlesque
Posted by: Mikey (IP Logged)
Date: November 13, 2007 08:40AM

katy Wrote:
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> Went there when in high school. Saw Busty place a
> large can of ZBT baby powder on the stage. She
> then stooped down and made it disappear!! Amazing
> "magic" act. Later on during the dance, a kid was
> at stageside and began to carry on. She removed
> his glasses, folded them up , and made them
> "disappear" also! After awhile she danced back to
> him, produced his glasses, unfolded and placed
> them back on his face.... One of the girls in our
> group was freaked out because she saw her minister
> sitting two rows behind us---doing "research" no
> doubt...............

Did she really put them in "there"??????

Mikey™

Re: Park Burlesque
Posted by: Great memories (IP Logged)
Date: November 13, 2007 10:09AM

I skipped school with two freinds and went to the Park. It was great and I am told was part of a lot of Youngstown boys growing up (I am 60yrs old) back then. I seem to remember Irma the Body and the girls took part in skits between acts with the comics.

All that from just one visit. Oh, I remember the back ends looking like chewed bubblegum.

Now kids just bring up porn on the computer but I can tell you the Park Burlesque was a lot more fun. Watch out for the men with hats in their laps.

Re: Park Burlesque
Posted by: YanniBGoode (IP Logged)
Date: November 13, 2007 10:53AM

Overheard in the Park lobby :

"I think I forgot my hat."
"No, it's hanging from your lap."

Re: Park Burlesque
Posted by: My Name Here (IP Logged)
Date: November 13, 2007 12:43PM

Wow....
What great memorys from our youth.
Just goes to show what the youngsters today are missing out on by playing video games all day. We didn't have any video games and we liked it. Who needed those games when for 10 cents for the bus trip downtown and another 50 cents addmission price we got to see strippers.

Re: Park Burlesque
Posted by: Mikey (IP Logged)
Date: November 13, 2007 01:08PM

YanniBGoode Wrote:
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> Overheard in the Park lobby :
>
> "I think I forgot my hat."
> "No, it's hanging from your lap."


That's happened to me back in 89. True story.

Mikey™

Re: Park Burlesque
Posted by: Ex Cabbie (IP Logged)
Date: November 13, 2007 01:15PM

Cassandra, this is the woman that butnt down the place and I used to drive her every night to work and then pick her up most nights. She had a chest, 44 D, that just would not quit. SSWWIINNGG!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Re: Park Burlesque
Posted by: katy (IP Logged)
Date: November 13, 2007 09:32PM

Yes, Mikey..she put them in "there", and there seemed to be plenty of room! The third stripper on the bill was an old war horse called "Lady Jane". She wore some pieces of armor and a helmet, carried a spear. As she danced, she would flip up a little triangular shield that covered her nether region. It was not a pretty sight, what with the many purple bruises that covered her thighs and butt.... I can't remember who was the opening act.



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