The Madams, Music, and Musicians of Storyville, New Orleans – Episode #35

Madams and Musicians – Storyville, New Orleans In 1897, New Orleans leaders created Storyville, the infamous red light district of New Orleans. For the next twenty years, Storyville was the legal center of prostitution in the Crescent City. Storyville was the workplace of madams and prostitutes. ┬áPatrons might spend an evening at Lulu White’s Mahogany… Continue reading The Madams, Music, and Musicians of Storyville, New Orleans – Episode #35

Guidebooks to Sin: the Blue Books of Storyville, New Orleans

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Guidebooks to Sin: the Blue Books of Storyville, New Orleans In 1897, New Orleans leaders created Storyville, the infamous red light district of New Orleans. For the next twenty years, Storyville was the legal center of prostitution in the Crescent City. The blue books were small guides that listed the ‘finer’ bordellos and even the… Continue reading Guidebooks to Sin: the Blue Books of Storyville, New Orleans