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FIFTY ON FRIDAY – APRIL 14, 1972 – Tallahassee, FL

This week we’re taking a little different angle on Fifty on Friday. Instead of one of America’s great metropolises we’re down in shady Tallahassee, FL. And why might you ask? Well, fifty years ago today, in a small former restaurant location, just across from the Florida State University campus, a brand new storefront adult mini-theater…

FIFTY ON FRIDAYS – January 14, 1972 – Miami, FL
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FIFTY ON FRIDAYS – January 14, 1972 – Miami, FL

This week we’re down in sunny, and warm, Miami, Florida, and in addition to the increasingly hardcore fare on the silver screens, somewhat surprisingly vintage burlesque is still incredibly popular! We have the Place Pigalle on Collins at 22nd St, with “Sauci Comedienne” Pearl Williams (she performed for 18 years at the PP!) and Comedy…

FIFTY ON FRIDAY – CHRISTMAS EVE 1971 – NYC
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FIFTY ON FRIDAY – CHRISTMAS EVE 1971 – NYC

It’s a fairly light set of ads this week, perhaps the theatre managers knew that the folks who would be venturing out over the Christmas weekend were going to do that regardless of what was playing, so why waste the advertising dough. But we do get to see our old friend Capri Sam! In any…

FIFTY ON FRIDAYS – JUNE 18, 1971 – NY Times
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FIFTY ON FRIDAYS – JUNE 18, 1971 – NY Times

Once again we’re back in NYC, and we have a rather big surprise in our line up: an Andy Milligan play! Yes, at the Jewel Theater we had Milligan’s SECTION 8, which may or may not have been a semi-autobiographical story about his time in the military, and his eventual ousting from it. The script…

NEW YORK ADULT ENTERTAINMENT GUIDE Vol 1 Num 1 – 1984
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NEW YORK ADULT ENTERTAINMENT GUIDE Vol 1 Num 1 – 1984

The following is a scanned copy (visuals and text transcript) of the NEW YORK ADULT ENTERTAINMENT GUIDE, Volume 1 Number 1 from 1984. This is a fascinating time-capsule of the seedier side of New York City (mainly Manhattan, and typically mainly Mid-Town) in the decade before the Big Mouse started sniffing around town. I don’t…

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FIFTY ON FRIDAYS – FEBRUARY 26, 1971 – NYC

As February 1971 came to a close screens in New York City were just starting to heat up, with such films a ADULTERY FOR FUN AND PROFIT, MONA, and JOHNNY WAD on the menu. Today’s selection of Adult Film adverting is gain from the NY Daily News. As always, enjoy.–Spicy

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FIFTY ON FRIDAY – FEBRUARY 5, 1971 – MIAMI, FL

This week we’re down in sunny Florida with a selection of Adult Film ads from the Miami Herald on February 5, 1971. And while there is a surprising number of options for the raincoat crowd, the ads for them are for the most part less than overwhelming. But hey, at least you can work on…

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FIFTY ON FRIDAYS – January 15, 1971 – NEW YORK CITY

This week we’re back in New York City (surprise, surprise) and it seems to be a rather slim-pickings week, at least based on the ads (perhaps this is an indication that hotter stuff was being shown but not yet advertised). As always, enjoy.

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FIFTY ON FRIDAYS – December 4, 1979 – NY DAILY NEWS

Today’s edition of Fifty on Fridays we go back to New York City on December 4, 1970, which was a rather warm (for December in NY) 50 F, so I would bet the Christmas shopping was in full swing, and the tired and frustrated husbands might be sneaking away from an hours long marathon spree…

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VINTAGE AD – BIG TOP THEATER (NYC) – July 2 1977

Vintage ad for the Big Top Theater, which played during the New York City based Emerald City show on July 2, 1977. The Big Top Theater was part of the same conglomeration of adult establishment on the corner of Broadway and 49th Street, which included the New World Theatre, the Circus Cinema, a burlesk joint…