The Hustler Club is a series of bars and chain of go-go clubs owned by Hustler magazine publisher Larry Flynt. 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.
Baltimore's The Block is a stretch on the block of East Baltimore Street in Baltimore , Maryland containing several strip clubs , sex shops , and other adult entertainment merchants. In the first half of the 20th century, it was famous for its burlesque houses. It was a noted starting point and stop-over for many noted burlesque dancers, including the likes of Blaze Starr. By the s, the clubs became seedier, as burlesque was replaced by strip clubs and sex shops. The decades to follow would bring a marked increase in general crime , prostitution , and drug dealing, an unusual situation considering the location of Baltimore's Police Headquarters and Central Police District House at the east end of the block.