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Wednesday, October 19, 2005

 

Proud Mary keeps on grindin'




This year everyone's favorite downtown den o' sin turns 50. The Portland Tribune ran a story on Mary's Club last week and it includes a few great tidbits. Like what? Like these:

  • The place was once a piano bar before a guy named Roy Keller bought it in 1955 and stuffed it full of go-go dancers. Throughout the rest of '50s and into the '80s, Mary's Club played host to acts like Tasha the Glowgirl, who apparently covered herself in reflective paint and danced under a blacklight.


  • A half-woman, half-tiger sculpture once resided over the entrance. It's now stored in the basement.


  • Want more? Click here for the rest of the story.

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