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The most lavish bathhouse ever built has free bar-b-ques and central air conditioning! Truly, a Xanadu for the ages. And what exactly are those young hippies sitting in front of — the end of a water slide pipe?

Until recently, the building was home to Lucky Cheng’s, a drag cabaret restaurant that just relocated to Hell’s Kitchen.

We assume the branches in Buffalo, Cleveland, and Toledo are still going strong.

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By:           Benji Douglas
On:           May 16, 2013
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  • 9 Comments
    • balehead
      balehead

      Back then the gay’s looked pretty normal…what happened???

      May 16, 2013 at 10:26 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • RomanHans
      RomanHans

      I know! Because heteros haven’t changed at all. I don’t know a single straight guy who’d THINK about shaving his chest, and straight women are still mostly feminists who find empowerment through their brains, not their bodies.

      May 16, 2013 at 1:47 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Deepdow
      Deepdow

      @balehead:

      ahem, generalizing.

      I like my hairy chest.

      (and you would too :P)

      May 16, 2013 at 2:03 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • mgmchicago
      mgmchicago

      Hello Queerty Team-
      Your Stoli ads are still slowing page scrolling/viewing to a crawl – for the third week in a row.

      May 16, 2013 at 4:12 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Kenny1948
      Kenny1948

      Maybe “Hand in Hand Films” had an office in that building. However the theatre always belonged to CBS. I remember attending a dress rehearsal for the Ed Sullivan Show, back in 1967 and it was a hoot! I had a friend who worked as gopher for the show, he invited me. I met Ed who was a very short, crippled man. He never really portrayed that on screen. That was the reason he had such a stiff posture. Way back in 67, that rehearsal was quite gay. I was surprised that Mr Sullivan was that open minded to what was going on. The Air Force Choir was on that show, and they picked the cutest guys to be in the first row, and camera shots! Also was Lou Rawls who showed up late and demanding. Mr Sullivan told him to take a hike. Couldn’t believe he talked to his guests like that.

      May 16, 2013 at 6:01 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • LadyL
      LadyL

      @Kenny1948: Ah Kenny, I love your memories! I hope you’ll share more of them here.

      May 16, 2013 at 7:01 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Deepdow
      Deepdow

      @LadyL:

      I agree :)

      May 16, 2013 at 7:14 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • JoeWatchesTV
      JoeWatchesTV

      The feature length cartoon Gay Purr-ee used to play on TV all the time, I hardly see it anymore. It’s great if you get the chance.

      May 16, 2013 at 8:29 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • rcblue73
      rcblue73

      I still own the magazines (After Dark, In Touch, etc.) that the gay and clothing ads appeared in. Oh my…

      May 17, 2013 at 4:13 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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