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Five Fun Folly Facts

standard theatre 1902 kcmo The Folly, located at 300 West Twelfth Street is a well known theatre in Kansas City, Missouri  For well over 100 years, major artists of various entertainment genres have performed here.  The likes of Sarah Bernhardt, Richard Mansfield,  Jack Dempsey, the Marx Brothers,  Humphrey Bogart, Shirley Booth-Star, Gypsy Rose Lee, Tempest Storm, and  Chesty Gabor have graced the venerable stage. But did you know that The Folly wasn’t always “The Folly”?  That’s right, the beloved National Historic Landmark has been known by other names in her long and checkered past.  Read on for some things you may not know about The Folly. Continue reading Five Fun Folly Facts