The Folly Theater

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The Folly Theater, known as “The Pink Lady,” opened around 1900 and is haunted by an early manager. Joe Donegan was known for bringing big names to his theater, including the Marx Brothers, Gypsy Rose Lee, Fanny Brice, and prizefighters Jack Dempsey and Jack Johnson. When the theater underwent renovation in the 1970s, witnesses began to notice an apparition in a bowler had, believed to be Joe Donegan, as well as a woman in a long gown running toward the stage.

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Geographic Information

300 W. 12th Street
Kansas City, MO
United States

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39.1002489, -94.5872109
Jackson County, Missouri
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