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Screen three tended to push the limits by showing gay porn, along with 1950s gay beefcake films represented in this spicy montage.
Law enforcement didn’t bother to bust gay screenings, for to do so would be the same as admitting that queens actually dwelt within “butch” OKC.
This bouncy montage shows the type of burlesque routines that were performed live upon the Grand lighted runway-
This montage of bouncy burlesque queens illustrates the type of struo routine performed live upon the Joy runway-
Presented here is an updated version of vintage burlesque strip routines …
This montage is an updated version of burlesque vintage strip routines …
You;ll get a big kick out of this montage of vintage clips showing strip queen routines …
Hear this peppy example of a strip-tease tune …
and here are some fun examples of strip queen routines …
Tame by todays standards, but quite racy back in the day!
Hear this good example of a strip tease tune …
Exact address for the Varsity Theatre was 106 E. Main St., Norman, OK 73069. Building still stands across from the Sooner Theatre, next to Danny’s TV Shop.
Exact street address for the University Theatre is 225 East Main Street, Norman, OK 73069
Google maps street view shows this theatre building still stands behind a false front. A large stagehouse can also be seen.
Across the street and down a little, that corner building looks to be another auditorium with a stagehouse.
Speaking of Wes-Ten’s well stocked concession stand, their house specialty were frozen malts. In a choich of three tasty flavors.
As detailed above, horror movies were showcased at the Wes-Ten. Here is a site devoted to William Catle’s amusing promotional ideas –
Burlesque shows were presented on a sporadic bases at the Yale Theatre, but when they were staged this is what audiences saw -
During the brief period when the Busby Theatre staged burlesques shows this was the type routine that strip queens performed.
Shown here are the type of burleque shows that were presented on the Uptown Theatre stage.
On a sporadic basis, the Lyric Theatre would present live burlesque shows. These are the type of routines that were staged.
When Tulsa Theatre switched over to screening skin flicks during the 1960’s these were the type film shown. Tame by todays standards, but quite recy back then.
Seen here are film versions of burlesque queens who performed live on the Reno Theatre stage.
Besides stage films, the Joy also screened burlesque clips between live strip shows. Example;
This site presents good examples of routines performed on the Gaiety stage by burlesque queens.
These are examples of the type of burlesque clips shown inside this screening room.
These two houses are similar in design, but list different architects.
A link to the old Electric Theatre can be found here -
In this LIFE 1946 image the Ritz can be spotted in far background;
These LIFE photographs indicate that when the Plaza Theatre was condemned in 1950 all signage was moved over to the Roxy;