THE BIRD CAGE THEATRE - TOMBSTONE ARIZONA
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Once inside, customers could buy a drink at the
long bar. The bar was made in Pittsburgh
Pennsylvania. There's a 45 caliber bullet hole
with the bullet still intact in one of the
posts in the bar.
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Across from the bar hung a painting of
buxom belly-dancer Fatima in an exotic Oriental outfit. The painting was given as a thank-you
gift from Fatima to the Bird Cage Theatre for
helping her to start her career.
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The main hall contained a 15 by 15 foot stage about 5 feet above the main floor, and an orchestra pit. The stage was lit by a row of gas jets along the front side.
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There were fourteen cages or boxes on two balconies on either side of the main hall. These boxes, also known as cribs, featured drapes that patrons could draw while entertained by prostitutes.
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A dumbwaiter at the end of the bar was used
to hoist up the whiskey, beer and cigars to the
male customers in the cribs.
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Between acts, the dancing girls in short dresses and low-cut necklines served drinks and offered sex. Beer was 50 cents on the main floor and $1.00 in the boxes on the balconies. The ladies received a percentage of all the
drinks they sold.
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