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Singer Bette Midler is well known for getting her start at the famous Continental Baths in New York City in the early s, where she earned the nickname Bathhouse Betty.
In many bathhouses the customer has a choice between renting a room or a locker, often for fixed periods of up to 12 hours. Some bathhouses hold occasional "leather", "underwear", or other theme nights. With that subtext of freedom, pride, and liberation removed, the bathhouse is reduced to nothing more than an act of exhibitionism. Meanwhile, the Club Bath chain reports that business at its New York and San Francisco facilities is down by more than 50 percent. Many bathhouses are open twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week.
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