G. G.‘s Barnum Room


Every hepcat knows the name of the Peppermint Lounge, famed in 1960s lore. But not as many folks recall that the same space was transformed in the 1970s into the Barnum Room, the only club with transvestite trapeze artists above the dancers.

Read a period essay about the club here.

See fantabulous fotos here.
     Posted By: Paul - Fri Apr 11, 2014
     Category: Clubs, Fraternities and Other Self-selecting Organizations | Public Indecency | 1970s | Gender-bending

@Paul: the "fotos here" link is broken

This is yet another culturally important event I missed. 😕
Posted by Expat47 in Athens, Greece on 04/11/14 at 12:44 PM
Expat--link worked for me--but try this:

Posted by Paul on 04/11/14 at 02:36 PM
I can think of better ways to spend time than at such venues.
Posted by KDP on 04/11/14 at 04:42 PM
Thanks, Paul, but I didn't send the right signals last night. I'm getting a 403 error on the page. Something about how I have permission. Maybe they just hate furriners.
Posted by Expat47 in Athens, Greece on 04/11/14 at 11:25 PM
Works fine for me, so maybe they only block countries with a rating of B+ or lower?

Anyway, I don't think this counts as public indecency. It's in a club. You enter on your own accord, and you have at least some idea of what's going to hit you beforehand.
Posted by Richard Bos on 04/12/14 at 06:35 AM
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