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Dorothy commented about Seeking Performers Who Worked Burlesque for Documentary on Jan 10, 2011 at 5:17 am

Yes I have been a bit tardy on this site eh?//
Hmmmm… interesting! I will have to check them out. Some of Mara Gaye’s items are on loan at the Museum of Sex in New York City and you can read more about her on wiki pedia.

The documentary was completed and traveled the theater circuits in NY, Philly etc.
www.behindtheburlyq.com and same name on Facebook
The DVD comes out in April 2011.
Many of the interviewees unfortunately are now deceased and sadly never even got to see themselves in film.

Dorothy
Dorothy commented about Quad Cinema on Feb 18, 2010 at 7:33 am

I am looking forward to the upcoming premier of the
film documentary “Behind the Burly Q”
being held at this theater :–) on
April 23rd, 2010.
www.behindtheburlyq.com
Thank you for bringing this to us!

Dorothy
Dorothy commented about Oakland Theater on Jan 3, 2008 at 12:32 pm

I have just come across a postcard mailed from Warwick NY on July 3, 1943 from the Oakland Theater to a Mr Dennis in Hamburg NJ
Matinees: Saturdays, Sundays and Holidays at 3:00, Evenings 7:15 and 9:00
Movies
Wed and Thurs July 7-8
“China” Alan Ladd and Loretta Young, Johnny Scott Davis and Orchestra “Speaking of Animals and Their Families” Latest News of the Day
Fri and Sat July 9-10
“A Night to Remember” Brian Aherne, Novelty “On Your Feet” Paramount News
“My Friend Flicka (Technicolor) Roddy McDowall Rita Johnson, March of Time "Show Business in the War”, Latest Fox News
Sun Mon Tues July 11 12 13
“Action in the North Atlantic” Humphrey Bogart, Raymond Massey
Coming Soon: “The More the Merrier”, “Jitterbugs”, “Crash Drive”, “Mission to Moscow” “Coney Island”

Dorothy
Dorothy commented about Seeking Performers Who Worked Burlesque for Documentary on Jun 5, 2007 at 1:00 am

Righto will do
Dorothy

Dorothy
Dorothy commented about Seeking Performers Who Worked Burlesque for Documentary on Jul 21, 2006 at 3:23 am

Thank you Miss Firecracker

Dorothy
Dorothy commented about Seeking Performers Who Worked Burlesque for Documentary on Jun 1, 2006 at 5:13 am

Thanks Scratch.. I will forward this information directly on to the film producers. Dorothy

Dorothy
Dorothy commented about Seeking Performers Who Worked Burlesque for Documentary on Mar 17, 2006 at 1:11 am

Does anyone here have contact info for any of the theater owners?

This documentary is to be a *VERY high class professional one.. (a la Ken Burns) by an already well-known producer

Dorothy
Dorothy commented about Old Howard Theatre on Mar 13, 2006 at 3:04 am

The following .pdf article, although mainly about Boston’s Gaiety Theater, also includes information on the Old Howard in addition to other burlesque theaters in Boston with references, maps, photos.
Interesting reading!

View link

Dorothy
Dorothy commented about Ziegfeld Theatre on Mar 10, 2006 at 12:44 am

One of the original Ziegfeld dancers is still with us. She is 101 years old ;)

Dorothy
Dorothy commented about 13,000 Theaters and Counting ... on Mar 10, 2006 at 12:31 am

CONGRATULATIONS Ross, Patrick and all those behind the scenes. This site is FABULOUS! I have recommended it to so many others, numerous times.
Keep up the good work.. and THANK YOU!
Dorothy

Dorothy
Dorothy commented about Community Twin Theatre on Mar 10, 2006 at 12:22 am

yup..knew Dorothy Fleck.. as for me -grew up 221st and 97th..Annies
block.. all the trees are gone on that block last time I went through!
HS=Andrew Jackson (during busing time and black/white ratios).. are you referring to Hempstead Ave? Jans-step mom is still there house on 220th and 107th but having serious health issues. The store I knew was Bohack LOL! We should probably take this personal convo off-line. I doubt all this is of interest to the rest of the cinema geeks anyway;) email me dc at mfnos.net
Dorothy

Dorothy
Dorothy commented about Community Twin Theatre on Mar 7, 2006 at 12:23 pm

To all.. there is a Queens Village group on MSN.. which also has a photos area with Old QV photos
http://groups.msn.com/queensvillage

Dorothy
Dorothy commented about Community Twin Theatre on Mar 7, 2006 at 12:13 pm

Hello Mike.. I wonder if our paths have crossed as we seem to know the same people ;) I was married to Jan for ten years (he passed away in 1998) and lived in QV two doors down from Annie.
Dorothy

Dorothy
Dorothy commented about Irving Place Theatre on Mar 3, 2006 at 2:39 pm

A picture and information about the theater can also be found in the book
Striptease: the Untold History of the Girlie Show by Rachel Shteir

Dorothy
Dorothy commented about Irving Place Theatre on Mar 3, 2006 at 2:33 pm

The Museum of the City of New York has a picture of this theater from 1938

Dorothy
Dorothy commented about Looking for Former Roxy Theater Patrons on Mar 3, 2006 at 1:21 am

Also book entitled “The Last Rivet"
Dorothy

Dorothy
Dorothy commented about Community Twin Theatre on Mar 2, 2006 at 9:36 am

The above link by Warren to the Community Theater is from 1934 according to the same photo seen in a book containing old Queens pictures by Seyfried (I believe that was the author)
The Community was in Queens Village.. I almost missed this thread because of the location..perhaps the powers that be can correct it.

Dorothy
Dorothy commented about Seeking Performers Who Worked Burlesque for Documentary on Mar 2, 2006 at 9:31 am

Thanks Ron.. as the family of a dancer, we already know of some;)
but hope to find even more.. dancers, performers, theater owners, anyone with stories to tell
It would *wonderful to preserve these memories!
Any contact info/leads would be greatly appreciated for this professional documentary.
Dorothy

Dorothy
Dorothy commented about Seeking Performers Who Worked Burlesque for Documentary on Mar 2, 2006 at 5:03 am

Yes thanks…

Dorothy
Dorothy commented about Radio City Music Hall on Feb 28, 2006 at 4:21 am

Hi there theatre geeks.. I think someone above posted they would like this.. so here is a list of Rockettes:

1940 Daily News Rockettes Exponents of Precision Dancing
(two page photo spread)

Left to Right

Ann Hastings, Meadville, PA
Virginia Wallace, Auburn, Me
Mary Marchetti, Cambridge, MA
Ann Kalman, Cleveland, OH
Peggy Todd, Kearny, NJ
Kay Birk, St. Louis, Mo
Iris Harris, Norfolk, Va
Helene Dernell, Albany, NY
Miriam Morgan, Atlanta, Ga
Olga Burke, Newark, NJ
Marie Graham, Queens, NY
Joan Mann, Winchester, Ky
Eleanor Bellman, New York City
Pat O’Neill, St. Louis, Mo
Muriel LeCount, Brooklyn, NY
Margo Linder, Cisco, Tx
Betty Sasscier, Brooklyn, NY
Terry Adams, Lousiville, Ky
Dean Myles, Hollywood, Ca
Bonnie Bradley, Youngstown, Oh
Marjorie Gaye, Dallas, Tx
Jane Stribling, St. Louis Mo
Helen Fried, Astoria, Queens
Virginia Vollmer, St. Louis, Mo
Louise Newman, Brooklyn, NY
Betty Collette, Glendale, Queens
Jeanette Dix, Hallwood, Va
Isobel Block, New York City
Georgina Yaeger, New York City
Judy Sammons, Toronto, Canada
Florence Malle, New York City
Jane Everett, Kansas City, Mo
Mitzi Perry, Niagara Falls, NY
Frances Peterson, Chicago
Dorothy Laxson, Minneapolis, MN
Lee Marshall, Lincoln Neb

1942 Daily News Rockettes Artists of Precision Dancing
(two page photo spread)

Left to Right:

Ann Hastings, Meadville, PA
Virginia Wallace, Auburn, Me
Vini Likely, Haverhill, Mass
Kay Birk, St. Louis, Mo
Bettie Vincent, Chester, Pa
Miriam Morgan, Atlanta, Ga
Muriel LeCount, New York City
Kathryn Harkin, Philadelpia, PA
Ruth Bannon, Newark, NJ
Dorothea Frank, Newark, NJ
Marion Block, Columbus, OH
Betty Colette, Glendale, Queens
Louise Newman, Brooklyn, NY
Jeanne Phillips, Jersey City, NJ
Jane Everett, Kansas City, MO
Florence Mallee, New York City
Mitzie Perry, Niagara Falls, NY
Dorothy Laxson, Minneapolis, MN
Gene Martin, Naugatuck, CT
Judy Sammons, Toronto, Ont
Mary Ann Crawford, Columbus, OH
Jeanette Dix, Hallwood, VA
Virginia Volmer, St. Louis, MO
Marjorie Gaye, Dallas TX
Helen Fried, Astoria, Queens
Virginia Henry, Newburyport, Mass
Eleanor Bellman, New York City
Iris Harris, Norfolk, Va
Pat O’Neill, St. Louis, Mo
Marie Graham, Winfield, Queens
Olga Burke, Newark, NJ
Helen Dernell, Albany, NY
Muriel Kilduff, Chicago
Mary Woods, Mount Royal, NJ
Suzanne Graves, Kansas City, Mo

Dorothy
Dorothy commented about Trocadero Theatre on Feb 27, 2006 at 6:46 am

Thanks all… Mom (Mara Gaye) was one of the burlesque dancers at the Troc in the 1950’s.

Dorothy
Dorothy commented about Documentary About "Lost" Theaters of Newark, NJ on Feb 27, 2006 at 4:14 am

I dont have moving pix but a few stills, poster, newspapers ads for Adams, Empire (and Hudson UC) as mom did the burlesque circuit
Dorothy

I presume you are already aware of this site, but just in case:
http://www.oldnewark.com/mainindex.php

Dorothy
Dorothy commented about Casino Theatre on Feb 26, 2006 at 6:21 am

My dad says he attended the Casino On DeKalb near Broadway to see the burlesque shows with his teenage friends..mid 1930’s (prior to that they went to The Star on/near Fulton-I will have to further clarify with him as there seems to be more than one Star®? He was there at the Casino one night when a patron wearing a raincoat caused a big ruckus and was escorted out..if you know what I mean LOL!
more later…

Dorothy
Dorothy commented about Old Howard Theatre on Feb 25, 2006 at 4:04 am

a little story about the Old Howard I discovered on the internet of course:
http://www.dickwhitney.net/DBWOldHoward.htm

Dorothy
Dorothy on Feb 25, 2006 at 3:20 am

Thanks for the images Ed…
I worked at the Community Theater ;) during the 1960’s
and I passed along the RCMH images – do you have any more ?
Dorothy