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June 11, 2014 3:49 PM   Subscribe

Bloodletters and Bad Actors Mefi's Own Max Sparber looks at the early days of Omaha theater, back when it was a frontier town, its amusements were questionable, and vice was rampant, with occasional forays into more recent performing arts misbehavior. [via mefi projects]
posted by The Whelk (4 comments total) 10 users marked this as a favorite

> (There was also a Secret Societies day [at the Trans-Mississippi Exposition], which, appropriately, had no events, and the members of the secret societies in attendance gave no indication of their membership in the organizations, but instead kept it a secret.)

I want to know more about this! But... I can't.
posted by ardgedee at 3:57 PM on June 11

Secret Society day takes place at the Dog Park

There is no dog park.
posted by The Whelk at 4:00 PM on June 11 [1 favorite]

Metafilter: Kinetoscopes and graphophones, the couchee-couchee dance...
posted by Naberius at 4:13 PM on June 11

AHHH that picture of Nick Nolte. Amazing.

Great blog Astroman.
posted by Potomac Avenue at 5:40 PM on June 11 [1 favorite]

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