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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…

SOHO: PICADILLY’S PEEK-IEST REVUE – ACE – OCT 1960
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SOHO: PICADILLY’S PEEK-IEST REVUE – ACE – OCT 1960

This edition of our London SOHO series comes from the pages of the October 1960 mid-century men’s magazine ACE. And we get what appears to be a nice glimpse into the Panama Club, which was at 41 Great Windmill Street. The following is the pictures and text ftom this issue, and a then-and-now view of…

MONIQUE – THE GIRL IN THE PICTURE
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MONIQUE – THE GIRL IN THE PICTURE

For anyone who’s watched more than a casual sampling of early 1970’s Southern California smut you would be forgiven for, from time to time, feeling like you’ve been smacked in the face with a major case of deja vu. And not just because you start seeing the same performers in every other film (you do),…

MARIA ARNOLD – A CHIP OFF THE OLD BLOCK
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MARIA ARNOLD – A CHIP OFF THE OLD BLOCK

It’s safe to say that, not unlike the films themselves, the number of lost and forgotten actors and actresses from the early days of underground and sexploitation outnumber those that we remember and know anything substantive about. To that point, over the last few years we here at the Capri Show World Center have been…

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…

DON’T CALL ME BUSTY – BUSTY BROWN
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DON’T CALL ME BUSTY – BUSTY BROWN

Today we’ll be digging in to one of the great burlesque starlets of the 1950s, Busty Brown. And to begin with we dredged up an article by Paul V. Coates, who was known for his “Confidential”-style columns in the 1940s and 1950s, in which he conveys an in-person meeting with Ms Brown herself… Paul V….

YOUR FATHER’S VIEWMASTER – MEOPTA
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YOUR FATHER’S VIEWMASTER – MEOPTA

For Black Friday 2020 Vinegar Syndrome offered a VS branded ViewMaster along with a reel of 3D scenes from their release of SILENT MADNESS, and of course I had to grab one. Also this year VS put out another ViewMaster reel of scenes from SEX WORLD. This of course got me thinking… Remembering David Friedman’s…