HERE'S A LITTLE BACKGROUND ON "THE CORNY COLLINS SHOW" OF HAIRSPRAY.

The Buddy Dean Show, a local Baltimore teen dance show, is memorialized in the John Water's film and musical, Hairspray. The story revolves around the successful attempt by white and black Baltimore teens in 1962 to integrate a teen dance show, The Corny Collins Show. The truth is starker....The rise of teen dance shows in the late 50s and early 60s signaled a dramatic cultural shift in musical taste for teens from the big band sound of the 1940s so popular with their parents, to rock and roll. More importantly, teen dance shows introduced black music, musicians and singers to a white audience who were living in an increasingly racially integrated world. Modified forms of dances popular with black teens also slipped into these shows. Some die-hard segregationists were so distressed at this development that they circulated flyers warning parents about saving the white youth of America by not buying or even listening to race music - negro records. - Professor Taunya Banks
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FUN FACTS


Sherlock Holme's address is considered one of the most famous in the world. Read the fun fact below to find out the truth about our sleuth's home!

https://www.smithsonianmag.com/arts-culture/the-mystery-of-221b-baker-street-3608784/



​HERE'S A LITTLE FUN FACT ABOUT THAT REICHENBACH FALLS LINE IN OUR PLAY, SHERLOCK HOLMES AT THE BOOK OF SECRET SECRETS!


In December 1893, to dedicate more of his time to his historical novels, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle actually DID have Holmes and Professor Moriarty plunge to their deaths together down the Reichenbach Falls in the story "The Final Problem". Public outcry, however, led him to feature Holmes in 1901 in the novel The Hound of the Baskervilles.

In 1903, Doyle published his first Holmes short story in ten years, "The Adventure of the Empty House", in which it was explained that only Moriarty had fallen, but since Holmes had other dangerous enemies—especially Colonel Sebastian Moran—he had arranged to also be perceived as dead.