Cabaret, over the years, became just another girlie mag on the rack; no different from any other skin magazine. But its origins were quite different. Cabaret originally celebrated the world of cabarets or burlesque houses. While the actual content was tame, the world it glorified was the world of strippers like Lili St. Cyr, Gypsy Rose Lee, and Blaze Starr. Each issue was packed with info about clubs and entertainers and even goings-on behind the scenes. It could arguably have been touted as an industry magazine for the world of adult entertainment. One issue from the late 1950’s even had an article on Jack Ruby’s Carousel Club in Dallas!

The Cabaret Yearbook, as you might expect, included articles and images from earlier issues, but it also included a more detailed club listing than the monthly issues. These wire-bound yearbooks were a lot of fun and I hope that you enjoy them.

Cabaret Yearbook Vol 03 1956

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