Of course Times Square in the 40s and 5os was a notorious adult entertainment mecca. But apparently there was some x-rated spillover into the quieter, much more residential east 40s.
These ads for two now-defunct strip clubs appeared in a December 1980 New York Post (in the sports section, of course).
141 East 45th Street, the site of Adam & Eve, is a smushed-in brownstone that doesn’t look like it could fit 25 hostess-dancers. Same with the former home of The Living Room at 151 East 49th Street.
I wonder what “Dalia” the China Doll is doing now?