Early history[ edit ] Flynt was discharged from the Navy in where he had served as a radar operator. After this stint in the Navy he worked in manufacturing jobs including one at a General Motors factory in Dayton, Ohio. Because of this, Flynt exponentially increased the bar's sales. By the end of , Flynt was able to buy a second bar, and, the following year, a third. Both were similar in approach and customer base to Hillbilly Haven. Flynt opened a fourth bar named Whatever's Right.
We've been covering burlesque for years, and it's always a fun scene to report on, full of funny, articulate people. You see, burlesque is a cheeky art involving plenty of slap and tickle, and it takes a pretty broad-minded sort of person to get involved. That said, it seemed an article of faith that practitioners of burlesque tried to keep their shows sweet, soft, sexy, and suggestive, full of innuendo delivered with a wink. Burlesque promoters have told us in the past that the worlds of burlesque and "fetish performance" remain more or less discrete from each other, though they didn't put too fine a point on it. So imagine our surprise when Bobby Ray called us up about a new show he's helping co-produce at the Hustler Club in Lincoln Park.