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Cap'n's Cabaret #69: a Night at the Follies!

What's that ya' say?  Lookin' for an act that'll amaze, astound, and amuse even the most hardened of working stiffs, and for only a nickel?  Well, step right in, friend, for Vaudeville awaits!

We have music, dancing bears, dancing girls (hubba hubba!), amazing acrobatics and feats of strength, and the most gut-busting comedy acts to truly titilate and tantalize for all tastes! See the amazing ladies on the flying trapeze or the comedic antics of that troublesome tramp!  Hear the latest toe-tapping tunes from the greatest musicians the world has seen! What else will five measly cents get you, a loaf of bread?

Yes, good folks, the Cabaret is on stage tonight with Florenz Ziegfeld for his fabulous Follies, all-live entertainment and variety acts in the great Vaudeville tradition!  This fine gentleman is redefining what the Vaudeville stage can be, with top-name entertainment and those gorgeous Ziegfeld Girls, pretty young ladies who bare far more than just their ankles, gentlemen (keep astute...you may just catch a glimpse of knee...or higher!).

There are amazing animal acts and acrobats of the like you'd expect from the circus rather than a stage, but also the best minstrel and dance acts from today's most fabulous performers from W.C. Fields and Eddie Cantor to Bert Williams...not to mention inspiring acts by talented young newcomers like The Four Marx Brothers!  No where else on earth will you see so much talent concentrated together on a single stage!  If any more talent were to be stuffed on to this stage it'd likely explode!

Sure, those new Flicker Pics are getting all the press at the moment, but until someone figures out how to make a photograph talk the stage is still the only place for music and acts that engage the ears as well as the eyes!

Yes, a world of entertainment awaits, but it is not for the faint of heart!  This blend of death-defying acts, titilating beauties, and gut-busting funnies may prove hazardous to those of a faint constitution, so be forewarned!

First off, the animal acts, followed by acts of amazing physical prowess:


Next, see the dancing beauties who will bare their natural beauty for your behest (be warned! Not for children!*) followed by the comedy stylings of our best funny men:


And throughout, the fabulous music the Record Cabaret fans have come to expect! [Library of Congress Jukebox link - warning: not all the songs are very politically correct]


And if that doesn't get your knickerbockers in a twist, how about a Knickerbocker cocktail?


Knickerbocker Cocktail:

[image from atouchofsoutherngrace.com]

  • 2 ounces rum
  • 1/2 ounce raspberry syrup or Chambord
  • 1/2 ounce orange curaçao
  • 3/4 ounce lime juice


Shake all over ice. Strain into a cocktail glass. Garnish with lime wedge and fresh berries (optional).


* and NSFW...if you're a time traveller logging in from 1907!!  Seriously, this stuff is very tame and likely SFW if you're not working in a convent.  Enjoy!

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Comment by Cap'n Tony on March 25, 2013 at 8:07am

Merci beaucoup.

Comment by Tome Wilson on March 24, 2013 at 2:08pm

Great article Cap'n!

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