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Admiral Theatre, 3940 W. Lawrence: A Psychological Study of the Arousal Response of Men Watching Bare-breasted Women in High Heels Dancing in Close Proximity to Them. Case 239. Subjects: Johnny, aged 32, engineer, admittedly a slave to masturbation, genitals normal, frequently suffers inflammation of the Schneiderian membrane; Frankie, aged 27, artist, given to indulgence in sexual pleasures, coital since 16th year, fear of castration.

Subjects, after paying $15 entrance fee, showed unusual agitation upon hearing that Nikki Knockers would not be present. Bypassing Gift Shop, where videotape recordings and rubber odds and ends are sold, subjects were in haste to be seated at table on bamboo veranda in Centerfold Show Lounge, which has palm trees. Subjects ordered soft drinks and observed as 20 young women onstage took off their dresses at the same time and danced in line formation into the audience to "The Loco-Motion." Young women dispersed to dance among audience members for five dollars each. Subject Frankie tried to disguise panting sound as Carmelita put brassiere on his shoulder and wiggled posterior near to his eyes. Subject exhibited knee-shaking identical to that found among the Aleutians. Subject Johnny became unbridled as woman called Vanity swayed over his lap and subsequently forgetful as he localized past events incorrectly and had false ideas of time. Subjects' behavior grew erratic as they saw more floor shows with smoke effects and additional women came to visit. Responses not due to inebriation as no alcohol is served.

Subjects showed remarkable response to women in general and especially to their breasts. Believe findings are extraordinary and will forward them posthaste to Vienna. As always, I approach my work with great clinical enthusiasm. In this case, my personal life has been enlightened and in future will wear high heels instead of the Oxfords though will not be able to dispense with the brassiere. Respectfully submitted,

Dr. Sarah Rebecca Klaf,

Illinois State Lunacy Commission

Art accompanying story in printed newspaper (not available in this archive): illustration/Tom Bachtell.

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