[Reading] ➮ The Last Madam ➶ Christine Wiltz – Buyprobolan50.co.uk

The Last Madam In 1916, At Age Fifteen, Norma Wallace 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 Who Had The City S Politicians In Her Pocket And Whose Lovers Included The Twenty Five Year Old Boy Next Door, Whom She Married When She Was Sixty Four Combining Those Tapes With Original Research, Christine Wiltz Chronicles Not Just Norma S Rise And Fall But Also The Social History Of New Orleans, Thick With The Vice And Corruption That Flourished There And, Like Midnight In The Garden Of Good And Evil And Philistines At The Hedgerow, Resurrects A Vanished Secret World.


10 thoughts on “The Last Madam

  1. says:

    I read a couple of the reviews of this book and I disagree with the readers that say it was a boring book Maybe I liked the book as much as I did because I grew up in New Orleans and only a true New Orleanian can appreciate the truth of this book Everything and everyone that Norma wrote about are real people in New Orleans and you can t getto the truth than what she did when she wrote it That s probably why it wasn t published until she and most everyone she wrote about were dead for 20 I read a couple of the reviews of this book and I disagree with the readers that say it was a boring book Maybe I liked the book as much as I d...


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    Read years ago Date is a guess Adding to my Goodreads files to share with others For 5 years in a row, I went to New Orleans to work at my company s big computer conference My focus was on the conference, but I could indulge in the great food the city has to offer I also did the usual tourist things like take the Charles St streetcar to the end of the line to have a beignet at the caf there and walk around the French Quarter and Jackson Square Only in my last year did I go to the market Read years ago Date is a guess Adding to my Goodreads files to share with others For 5 ye...


  3. says:

    Sex, bootlegged booze, beautiful women, and powerful men set against the steamy backdrop of corruption in New Orleans from the twenties through the aftermath of WWII This is the stuff of which exciting novels are made But, as in many cases, truth iscompelling than fiction Christine Wiltz combines her mystery writing skills and deep affection for her native city in a real ...


  4. says:

    I received this book as a special onI was drawn to it because it was about a madam in New Orleans I lived in New Orleans for 5 years It is a city unlike any other Initially, I was drawn in to the book with the descriptions of streets in a city I knew well almost 100 years later It was fantastic to be able to picture the current day city and streets described Most of the detailed city descriptions are of the French Quarter It is interesting how much has changed and how little The I received this book as a special onI was drawn to it because it was about a madam in New Orleans I lived in New Orleans for 5 years It is a city unlike any other Initially, I was drawn in to the book with the descriptions of streets in a city I knew well almost 100 years later It was fantastic to be able to picture the current day city and streets described Most of the detailed city descriptions are of the French Quarter It is interesting how much has changed and how l...


  5. says:

    I m unsure how to go about reviewing this book What do you say about an adequate biography that is interesting because the writer is competent and the subject matter is relevant to your interests It was a fun enough read and because I tend to keep any books that are not outright garbage, it will have a place in the biography sections on...


  6. says:

    I love to read anything regarding The Big Easy I ve had a fascination with it for many years The history is rich with legendary characters and Norma was one of them.This book is very well written and its obvious that Ms Wiltz did a lot of research, the characters seemed to come back to life on the page I especially liked the information about Jim Garrison after watching the movie JFK I wasn t aware of some of the aspects of his life This book had me captivated and I m ready to reada I love to read anything regarding The Big Easy I ve had a fascination with it for many years The history is rich with legendary characters and Norma was one of t...


  7. says:

    Norma Badon later Wallace climbed her way out of a life of poverty and neglect using her body, sharp mind, and good business sense She started out hustling in 1916 at age 15 in the Tango Belt of New Orleans, at the time Storyville the infamous Red Light District organized to help control the spread of prostitution and drugs was being shuttered after a shoot out in the area caused a lot of the cabarets to shut down Some think this m...


  8. says:

    I didn t realize this was a true story when I downloaded it a year ago I love New Orleans, and it was fascinating to read about this city in the roaring 20 s, 30 s, and 40 s, even if it was told through the lens of prostitution Norma was a force to be reckoned with she had chutzpah, charisma, and was a savvy businesswoman She never lead a dull life and was sassy right up until the end Some of the history drug on and keeping all the politics straight was a bit boring at times, but it was wor I didn t realize this was a true story when I downloaded it a year ago I love New Orleans, and it was fascinating to read...


  9. says:

    You know, in another life, under other circumstances, I might have been a captain of industry What the hell maybe I was Norma Wallace, who ran whorehouses in New Orleans and elsewhere for over 40 yearsNorma Wallace turned her hardscrabble existence into a glamorous though tension filled life She said with complete seriousness, My girls had to be of the highest moral caliber, which to her meant that they could not take drugs, rob customers, or try to extort money from anyone Also, theiYou know, in another life, under other circumstances, I might have been a captain of industry What the h...


  10. says:

    For anyone who loves the tumultuous and always exciting history of New Orleans, this is a must read What I loved best about this book was not just reading about the fascinating life of Norma Wallace, but how the history of the city was woven into her life story Norma really embodied so much of what the French Quarter and life in the fast lane of the Big Easy was all about I d recommend this to anyone who wants to dive into the New Orleans underworld from the 1920s through the 1960s and read a For anyone who loves the tumultuous and always exciting history of New Orleans, this is a must read What I loved best about this book was not just reading about the fasci...