Being a web log for the observations of actor, author, cartoonist, comedian, critic, director, humorist, journalist, master of ceremonies, performance artist, playwright, producer, publicist, public speaker, songwriter, and variety booker Trav S.D.
Those of us who believe in constitutional government, the Bill of Rights, personal liberty, and State autonomy are beginning to taste what German theologian Dietrich Bonhoeffer and pastor Martin Niemoller experienced back in 1930's Germany. These two great lovers of God and freedom were ostracized and eventually persecuted by both Germany's political and social societies and by "German Christians." History does have a way of repeating itself, doesn't it?
Cleveland's answer to Sally Rand, dancer Toto LeVerne, headliner at the French Casino, entertains the dapper gents at the Great Lakes Exposition 1936, by demonstrating her arts. Promoters originally resisted the idea of burlesque style entertainment, but the popularity of such acts attracted visitors and increased ticket sales.