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Marita Woywood Crandle

Josie Arlington's Storyville: The Life and Times of a New Orleans Madam

  • At a time when women were denied opportunity, the lavish parlors of Storyville offered advancement for women who welcomed the vice. Mary Deubler, the Storyville madam who called herself Josie Arlington, more than welcomed carnal enterprise ... Her palace, the brothel she named the Arlington, cemented her legacy. An establishment filled with exotic girls who added a rare air of refinement to its proffered debauchery, it allowed Josie to become something even rarer for her time: a self-made woman of vast wealth and influence. Author Marita Woywod Crandle charts Josie's rise while painting a ... picture of New Orleans's red-light district.

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