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As promised, here’s more photos of the beautiful old theater in Birmingham, Alabama I posted before. Part of the reason I got to shoot inside The Lyric Theatre was to compare and contrast the condition of the Lyric, versus the condition of the fully restored Alabama Theatre across the street. The folks who own The Alabama also own The Lyric and due to some personal and professional connections, I had free run of both buildings to shoot over nearly six hours. Obviously this gave me and two other photographers/explorers time to see things that many folks would never notice on a causal tour. It also resulted in 400+ photos just from my camera. Thus said, I’m going to be posting these images for some time to come.


The Lyric Theatre – Original exit sign

The past imperfect, the future uncertain [12 Photos behind the cut] )
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Vaudeville, is the precursor to modern TV variety programming and dates all the way back to the side shows of the traveling carnivals. Veronique CheVALier was the hostess and organizer of the “Red Velvet Variety Show” at The Bordello Bar in Los Angeles last February.

Thank for your patience in my breaking this set up in two parts. This set mainly covers the second half of the show and features the members of The FreakShow Deluxe! Rev. Tommy Gunn closed out their set in style with a classic act.

Rev Tommy Gunn – The Bed of Nails


Get the point (part 2)? (1 behind the cut) )
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Vaudeville, is the precursor to modern TV variety programming and dates all the way back to the side shows of the traveling carnivals. Veronique CheVALier was the hostess and organizer of the “Red Velvet Variety Show” at The Bordello Bar in Los Angeles last February.

Thank for your patience in my breaking this set up in two parts. This set mainly covers the second half of the show and features the members of The FreakShow Deluxe!

Brother Daniel the Demented – Human Pin Cushion


Get the point? (1 behind the cut) )
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Vaudeville, is the precursor to modern TV variety programming and dates all the way back to the side shows of the traveling carnivals. Veronique CheVALier was the hostess and organizer of the “Red Velvet Variety Show” at The Bordello Bar in Los Angeles last February.

Thank for your patience in my breaking this set up in two parts. This set mainly covers the second half of the show and features the members of The FreakShow Deluxe!

Amy Amnesia - Escapist


Kinky.. er.. impressive. (1 behind the cut) )
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Vaudeville, is the precursor to modern TV variety programming and dates all the way back to the side shows of the traveling carnivals. Veronique CheVALier was the hostess and organizer of the “Red Velvet Variety Show” at The Bordello Bar in Los Angeles last February.

Thank for your patience in my breaking this set up in two parts. This set mainly covers the second half of the show and features the members of The FreakShow Deluxe!

Rev. Tommy Gunn, the strongest ears in Vaudeville


Yes, it’s a real brick, hanging from his ears (1 behind the cut) )
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What’s a variety show without the burlesque performers? Vaudeville, is the precursor to modern TV variety programming and dates all the way back to the side shows of the traveling carnivals. Veronique CheVALier was the hostess and organizer of the “Red Velvet Variety Show” at The Bordello Bar in Los Angeles last month.

Just before a halfway break in the show, Veronique and the keyboardist “Promis” preformed a duet.




The second half of the show coming soon!
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What’s a variety show without the burlesque performers? Vaudeville, is the precursor to modern TV variety programming and dates all the way back to the side shows of the traveling carnivals. Veronique CheVALier was the hostess and organizer of the “Red Velvet Variety Show” at The Bordello Bar in Los Angeles last month.

As Miss Amy Amnesia cleaned up the broken glass, Rev. Tommy Gunn performed some nail biting entertainment for the audience.. or was that nose picking..? He was followed by Rev. Vincent Wolfe who enjoyed a “light” snack.



Nails and glass (2 behind the cut) )
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What’s a variety show without the burlesque performers? Vaudeville, is the precursor to modern TV variety programming and dates all the way back to the side shows of the traveling carnivals. Veronique CheVALier was the hostess and organizer of the “Red Velvet Variety Show” at The Bordello Bar in Los Angeles last month.

Miss Amy Amnesia followed Brother Daniel for her first set. It seems Amy forgot to clean up the broken glass. Then she forgot that you weren’t supposed to jump on it as well.



Bouncy bouncy (1 behind the cut) )
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What’s a variety show without the burlesque performers? Vaudeville, is the precursor to modern TV variety programming and dates all the way back to the side shows of the traveling carnivals. Veronique CheVALier was the hostess and organizer of the “Red Velvet Variety Show” at The Bordello Bar in Los Angeles last month. It was an interesting evening in more than a few ways. The bar was surrounded by major road construction so the crowd was light. The other thing was the true Vaudeville nature of the show. No burlesque dancers.. instead, members of the legendary “FreakShow Deluxe” were there to wow the audience. The format was set up with four acts and break then the same four acts returned to do more.

Members of FreakShow Deluxe performed in their own individual sets. Introduced by Reverend Tommy Gunn, here’s a slide show of the first set by my friend – Brother Daniel the Demented.



Twisted and contorted (1 behind the cut) )
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What’s a variety show without the burlesque performers? Vaudeville, is the precursor to modern TV variety programming and dates all the way back to the side shows of the traveling carnivals. Veronique CheVALier was the hostess and organizer of the “Red Velvet Variety Show” at The Bordello Bar in Los Angeles last month. It was an interesting evening in more than a few ways. The bar was surrounded by major road construction so the crowd was light. The other thing was the true Vaudeville nature of the show. No burlesque dancers.. instead, members of the legendary “FreakShow Deluxe” were there to wow the audience. The format was set up with four acts and break then the same four acts returned to do more.


Veronique introduced and sang between each act, making her an act as well

Fire and spice (9 behind the cut) )

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