Paradise International at the 1962 Seattle World’s Fair

World’s Fair, originally uploaded by compact collection.

This photo is from the Seattle 1962 World’s Fair, located in an area called “Show Street”.

Show Street was the “adult entertainment” section of the fair, tucked into the northeastern part of the fairgrounds. Here, cultural aficionados could take in Gracie Hansen’s Paradise International, a Las Vegas-style floor show, or Sid and Marty Krofft’s “Les Poupees de Paris,” an adults-only puppet show. For the less cultured, there was “Girls of the Galaxy,” where young women posed naked for visitors with cameras. One had to be fast to catch this show — fair officials shut it down almost immediately.

Century 21 World’s Fair on History Link

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