As can be seen in the articles above, the early version of Trenton's famous "Palace" theater had a very shady past. As I read the articles and the "vulgar" behavior which was part of the programs during the theater's burlesque oriented years, I moved forward nearly 100 years to the present where such behavior would be seen on prime time television for our youngsters to see. Mayor LaBarre shut the old Broad Street Theatre down during that spring of 1914, and it reopened a few weeks later with a change in format to music and musical movies. Back then, societal behavior was by majority rule. Enough citizens complained about the bawdy and sometimes obscene that the Mayor acted.