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The Last Madam Audiobook

The Last Madam: A Life in the New Orleans Underworld

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1916: Norma Wallace, age 15, arrived in New Orleans. Sexy and shrewd, she quickly went from streetwalker to madam and by 1920 had opened what became a legendary house of prostitution. There she entertained a steady stream of governors, gangsters, and movie stars until she was arrested at last in 1962. Shortly before she died in 1974, she tape-recorded her memories - the scandalous stories of a powerful woman with the city's politicians in her pocket and whose lovers included the 25-year-old boy-next-door, whom she married at age 64. With those tapes and original research, Christine Wiltz chronicles Norma's rise and fall with the social history of New Orleans. Thick with the vice and corruption that flourished there, Wiltz resurrects a vanished secret world.

©2001 Christine Wiltz (P)2016 Dreamscape Media, LLC

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    The book was very well written, interesting and colorful. A perfect mix of history, drama, and many great backstories. If you like New Orleans and its history you will like this book.


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