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The madams of San Francisco

Curt Gentry

The madams of San Francisco

an irreverent history of the city by the Golden Gate

by Curt Gentry

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  • 5 Currently reading

Published by Comstock Editions in Sausalito, Calif .
Written in English

  • Prostitution -- California -- San Francisco.,
  • San Francisco (Calif.) -- Social life and customs.

  • Edition Notes

    StatementCurt Gentry.
    The Physical Object
    Pagination304 p.
    Number of Pages304
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL22985945M
    ISBN 100891740155

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A good book on a fascinating topic, Curt Gentrys The Madams Of San Francisco seems to suffer from tackling too great a subject with too few pages. Far more concise and orderly than the works of Herbert Asbury, for example, The Madams Of San Francisco still delves into the history it covers in a somewhat shallow way.

The book covers the years to ; perhaps two volumes, to and /5. The Madams of San Francisco covers one hundred years of the city's history, seen through the rise and fall of the parlor house.

It presents a vivid picture of a party, glittering era, one that had more than its share of vices, but one whose men – and women – were a little larger than life. 5/5(1). The Madams of San Francisco, a highly irrelevant history of the city by the Golden Gate by Curt Gentry published by Doubleday in The Madams of San francisco covers one hundred years of the city's history, seen through the rise and fall of the parlor house.

The Madams The madams of San Francisco book San Francisco: An Irreverent History of the City by the Golden Gate. Curt Gentry. Doubleday, - The madams of San Francisco book - pages. 1 Review. From inside the book. The madams of San Francisco book people are saying - Write a review. LibraryThing Review User Review - MrsLee - LibraryThing.3/5(1).

Sally Stanford (May 5, – February 1, ) was a madam, restaurateur, councilmember and the mayor of Sausalito, California. Born Mabel Janice Busby, in Oregon inStanford moved to San Francisco in From toshe was madam of a bordello at Pine Street on Nob Hill in a house designed by architect Stanford White.

[citation needed] She adopted the name Stanford as. Mabel Busby, a.k.a. Sally Stanford, started her black-market career in the s, as a bootlegger. She then invested her bootlegging earnings into the prostitution business, starting with individual prostitutes, then moving on to create some of San Francisco’s most elite bordellos.

In the s, Stanford moved to the restaurant business. Madams of San Francisco Paperback – June 1, by Curt Gentry (Author) See The madams of San Francisco book 4 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions. Price New from Used from Paperback "Please retry" — Author: Curt Gentry.

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Jessie’s full story has The madams of San Francisco book told with great warmth and wit by Curt Gentry in his book The Madams of San Francisco.¹ Suffice for me to say that she was strict yet fair and generous with her girls, and her parlor houses were the most lavish and fashionable in the district.

She was tall and elegant, a shapely redhead and a lover of diamonds. The Dark Side of SF: Tessie Wall’s Notorious Brothels Have you heard the story of Tessie Wall, one of San Francisco’s most famous madams of the 20th century.

Despite her shortcomings (like murdering her second husband Frank Daroux in a fit of passion back in ), Tessie Wall managed to win the hearts of San Francisco’s residents and. Undoubtedly the colorful history of bordellos in San Francisco is best told through intriguing portraits of a The madams of San Francisco book of the many madams who brought them to life.

The madams of San Francisco book of this off-color palate of the City would do well to remember that the difference between a madam and a prostitute may be marginal. The Madams of San Francisco Item Preview remove-circle Share or Embed This Item.

tight book in margins. Access-restricted-item true Addeddate Boxid IA Camera Canon 5D Donor alibris External-identifier urn:oclc:record Foldoutcount 0Pages: We conclude this pantheon of San Francisco madams with Marlene Brandy Baldwin, a resourceful creature who retired in Northern California.

Brandy was the most well-known madam of the s and s. For a madam that can be both good and bad. Good, because there was never a dearth of customers; bad, because the prominence led to frequent police.

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Madams of San Francisco by Curt Gentry,Doubleday edition, in English - [1st ed.] The madams of San Francisco ( edition) | Open LibraryPages: Funniest comment in this reverent history of parlor-house madams in Frisco one woman's question about ladies of easy virtue: ""Is the antonym uneasy virtue?"" The first madam to open a parlor house (they are distinguished mainly by elegance and plush) was Mrs.

Irene McCready, who arrived with a lover in tow but declared herself an Irish Catholic and not a prostitute. Parlor houses operated by celebrated madams such as Belle Cora played host to many of the city’s most prominent businessmen and politicos of the time, and were an integral part of the young city’s nascent social fabric.

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Sally Stanford was smart, funny, worldly wise. She carved an unconventional path for herself from 3rd-grade dropout to power and success. From golf caddy to bootlegger to Tenderloin hotel keeper, by the time both she and the century hit their 40s, she had made herself San Francisco’s best madam, hostess to movie stars and moguls, and to politicians from San Francisco to Saudi Arabia.

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