Although blasted by the moral authority and frowned upon by devoted wives, burlesque theaters in the twentieth century were a popular form of entertainment that allowed “gentlemen” to meet and ogle beautiful women. Presented is a great cross-section of risqué items gathered from the golden era of Atlantic City, a place that was once a haven for the mob and other undesirables. The highlight pieces of this offering are (2) hand-painted Atlantic City outdoor signs from the infamous Globe Theatre. The first framed sign (38-1/2 x 22-1/2) advertises nightly ten-cent shows and contains (4) holes that may have been inflicted from an old-school gangster shoot-out. The second sign (30 x 39-1/2) proclaims “The Rage of Burlesque – There’s Bounce in Every Ounce” and shows a buxom women removing her bra. Both signs show significant wear on the frames and sheets that lend to their authenticity and character. A complete calendar with all (12) month sheets and a picture coaster that features the famous Playboy image of Marilyn Monroe are also included. The calendar has been repaired with new tape on the clear sheet, and the coaster has a few very small nicks. For the other items included in this lot, please visit our website.
Other items in this lot include 1947 Leon & Eddies promotional calendar (GD/VG, missing months), (2) Exhibits, (2) Keyhole Frolics Cards (EX/EX-MT), Anne Pennington Salutation Exhibit (VG-EX, writing on back), “Scanty Panties” movie poster (VG, 32x41) and (2) 1963 “TROC” unused tickets.