“Stone” in Love – Classic Ads for the Stone Burlesk

DETROI-5-9-58

5-9-58

The Stone Burlesk was one of Detroit’s first Adult stages, located just South of the area’s two true Grindhouses that survived into 1974, the Colonial and Roxy, that has a place in Adult Entertainment history which Sleaze fans should know about. Ran by Milton Jacobson, it was one of several theaters across The US that was a part of the Burlesque Experience which survived the times from Strippers, Loops and Comics to the age of Porn that also had a classic line of small ads that lasted through the Early 70’s which captured the style perfectly. By the Late 70’s, the theater was one of a number of small Porno places in the Detroit area which existed up until the Mid 80’s, but “back in the day” was a time of sleaze and tease, Loops, 16mm films that would be Rated R-level today, “clean” projectors used  if vice squads were around, “blue lights” to keep the live show safe, and prizes for bringing in hard boiled eggs or tomatoes – you’ll get it when you read this great interview with Milton’s Grandson Matthew Jacobson who was running a retro show in support of a planned Documentary (wonder if that’s still in production).

There’s a very interesting shot of the building way back in it’s early years…take note of the building next to it and then check out the later photos of the land next to the theater in the other links in this post.

http://www.nashvillescene.com/countrylife/archives/2012/06/22/stone-burlesks-matthew-jacobson-on-hard-boiled-eggs-silver-dollar-jake-and-the-purple-gang

This is only a small part of a growing collection of ads that have caught my eye, all of which are very sexy and some even artistic. These small gems stand out from the usual Burlesque ads in my opinion, and should be better known to all fans and those even just interested in the history of Adult Erotic entertainment. The theater has been demolished, but I hope that the memories will live on.

DETROIT-5-6-60-2

5-8-60

DETROIT-10-22-58-STONE

10-22-58

DETROIT-2-24-57-stone-2

2-22-57

DETROIT-3-6-57

3-6-57

DETROIT-10-13-56-2

10-13-56

DETROIT-4-5-57-2

4-5-57

DETROIT-5-8-57-2

5-8-57

DETROIT-7-6-60

7-6-60 – Seriously one of my favorites!!!

An interesting thread about the Stone is right here. check it out for more history!

http://www.atdetroit.net/forum/messages/5/173619.html?1233342778

DETROIT-6-8-62-2

6-8-62

DETROIT-6-22-62-2

6-22-62

DETROIT-10-12-62

10-12-62

DETROIT-4-3-63

4-3-63

DETROIT-4-17-63

4-17-63

DETROIT-4-26-63-2

4-26-63

DETROIT-5-1-63

5-1-63

DETROIT-1966-4-15-66-stone

4-15-66…hey, didn’t we see this before? Who cares, let’s go!

DETROIT-2-8-74-stone-2

2-8-74 – Still using the classic ads in the age of Porn. The Nortown was a regular theater that turned Porn in March, 1973.

Here’s the brief article in Cinema Treasures…

http://cinematreasures.org/theaters/24125

 

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~ by screen13 on April 14, 2016.

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