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Josie Arlington's Storyville: The Life and Times of a New Orleans Madam (Collector's Edition)

$ 40.00


Only 200 collector's edition created.  There are still several available. Signed to your liking special editions are featured in a wooden case.  Imagine entering the boudoir of a Storyville prostitute and finding a trunk there, for you to investigate.  Trunk is complete with black and white Bellocq postcards, Storyville map, and  Storyville sticker. 

Please let us know upon ordering if you would like the book signed to you, or just signed.

A Palatial Rose in a Garden of Vice

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. A turbulent childhood forced her into a life of prostitution at an early age, but fueled by ambition, she opened a brothel that soon developed a dangerous reputation in a city famous for competitive iniquity. Devastating circumstances spun her to a new path lined with luxury. Her palace, the brothel she named the Arlington, cemented her legacy. A palatial establishment filled with exotic girls that added a rare air of refinement to its proffered debauchery, it allowed Josie to become something even rarer for her time—a self-made women of vast wealth and influence. Author Marita Woywod Crandle charts Josie’s rise while painting a vivid picture of New Orleans’ red-light district.