Sunday, January 11, 2009

More on The Ringside

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Over at HAIF, there has been a great discussion of the Ringside Club. Apparently this club existed in the 40s and 50s over on the East Side near the docks and a Ford plant. The comedian above is Bozo St. Clair, who entertained between bouts. There were regular boxing matches, as well as matches between scantily clad gals. One poster, FilioScotia, says that the girls were not nude or topless--it was not permitted at the time. Still, sounds like a show worth seeing--sex, violence, and humor in one big, smoky, boozy package.

Another poster tossed up this image:

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This is apparently from Striking Images by Monte Beauchamp.

(Hat tip to Robert Kennedy fron Neon Poisoning.)

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