The Vanity Ballroom (1024 Newport St., Detroit), was designed in 1929 by Charles N. Agree. The ballroom was a major venue for bands of the 1930s and 1940s. The Vanity billed itself as "Detroit's most beautiful dance rendezvous". The ballroom was closed in 1958, but reopened in 1964 for one night a week. It was eventually completely shuttered, and although it played a bit part in Eminem's movie, 8 Mile, it remains closed and dilapidated.
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