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The 606 Club Chicago Wabash FACTS not Rumors Burlesque and Bombs


The 606 Club on Wabash in Chitown. Rumored to be both the site Mayor Daley and JFK met to work out deals on stealing the election and later the reason Chicago received the 606 Zip code. But we only deal in the FACTS here, folks. So rather than malign the fine establishment, the following is the true story of the 606 Club.

In 1967, two mugs were arrested for the murder of two cops...in their "possession" was stolen money AND Mary Cook, AKA "Sheer Folly" a silver blonde who danced at the 606 club.


In 1945, three women employees of the club and the emcee were arrested in a raid.


In 1955, 606 club owner Louis Nathan was quizzed about vote fraud.


In 1962, Showbiz blabbermouth Earl Wilson name-checked the club in a slobbering review of the staggering talents of George Burns.


In 1945, another arrest...5 are charged with indecent exposure, disorderly conduct and morals.

In 1943, a bomb was placed in, or near, the club.

In 1940, claiming the club had an "almost continuous strip tease..." Life Magazine ran a photo of an "anatomically dexterous fat woman..." dancing while men with receding hairlines looked up from their bottles to watch.


In 1948 the club featured celebrated hot dancer "Trudine" for an extended engagement. Trudine is shown below.


Pair of 606 Club Matchbooks (Inside "The Biggest and Peepiest all girl show in town" circa 1945 Collection Jim Linderman



TRUDINE PREPARES FOR HER EXTENDED ENGAGEMENT

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