Windmill Theatre

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Windmill Theatre, later the Windmill Club, was a famous theatre in Great Windmill Street, London.

Its famous motto was 'We Never Close', due to having nude ladies (if only standing still) as part of the act. The reason for their immobility was a ruling that since nude statues were not inherently obscene, it was permissible to depict nudity on stage only if the performers remained absolutely motionless. Thus the famous "Windmill Girls" frequently appeared nude as living statues or tableaux vivante.

Several comedians received their first gig at the Windmill. It was later turned into a private club.

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