This program is an investigation of the proposed licensing of massage parlors in New York in 1973. From the folio: City Council meetings held in December 1972? on massage parlors indicated that the majority of the Midtown places specialize in things other than the traditional massage. The mayor, pressured by real estate interests to get rid of prostitutes, pimps, and junkies taking over the Times Square area, requested that the Council introduce a bill mandating the licensing of massage parlors and their employees. Owners and employees claim that such accusations are nonsense, and that licensing would drive them out of business and avoid the reaql issue -- prostitution. Contains sensitive language and sensitive material. Produced and hosted by Jan Legnitto with technical production by Peter Zanger and musical direction by James Irsay.
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