Norma Jean's Lil Peeps© Horror and Gory Stuff - Skeleton Crew© Characters- Madams and Pimps

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New Orleans once boasted the largest Red-light district in the US. Rivaled only by the red-light district in Butte, Montana, brothels were an important part of the city, its history, and where many of our cultural treasures such as jazz came into being.
The women who ran the brothels- called "madams" were as colorful as the city itself- maybe they are what made New Orleans so colorful in the first place! They ruled their turf with an iron fist, with passion and pride and innovative ideas for luring in clients. In addition to offering female 'companionship,' brothels also offered musical entertainment, so they became a place for businessmen to hang out, as well as couples looking for an interesting evening on the town. They also lured in the tourists who had come to the district because the area called Storyville was well known around the world.
Pimps, too, were once not an anathema in New Orleans underground society. Considered 'agents' for women who worked in the brothels, "Players" made certain that the women they represented were on time and healthy. They were certainly as colorful as the madams who ran the brothels, and contributed their own unique style to the making of a once great city. Many people find the concept of a 'pimp' to be offensive, yet these same folks do not question the right of agents or managers to offer the very same type of services to athletes, writers, actors, etc. in exchange for a 'piece of the action.'
These doll characters are my homage to the colorful characters who added much to our cultural heritage.
Madam Cynthia Laveau
NAME: "Madam Cynthia"
ED.# 1 of 3
Height 18"
ITEM NUMBER:
103107-SKCR0010601-3
$325.00
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In the late 19th Century, New Orleans politics were dominated by the hottest issue of the day- prostitution. In response to the obvious need for an area in the cosmopolitan city that catered to the many vices of men, city alderman Sidney Story proposed that a district be created where this popular vice could be maintained and controlled and out of view of the good church-going citizens of the city. Thus the famed “Storyville” and its brothels came into existence.

Madam Cynthia Laveau operated one of the most famous and finest of its bordellos, her girls receiving the unheard of rate of $10 per hour. “May Baily's Place” as her bordello was known in honor of her illustrious predecessor, was more popular than any other establishment in the District. Soon she drew the unwelcome attention of rival madams who were keen to steal her clients... and her girls. One unhappy madam hired a stranger from Butte, Montana, to approach Madam Cynthia with a proposal- leave town or die. Madam Cynthia was quite unwilling to leave her lucrative business behind, and so on August 11th, 1899, at 3 am, she was murdered in her bedroom.


These madams were named after real madams from New Orleans- although the doll characters' stories are complete fiction and do not represent any actual events in the lives of their namesake.

Madam Norma Wallace
NAME: "Madam Norma"
ED.# 2 of 3
Height 18"
ITEM NUMBER:
103107-SKCR0010602-3
$325.00
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In the late 19th Century, New Orleans politics were dominated by the hottest issue of the day- prostitution. In response to the obvious need for an area in the cosmopolitan city that catered to the many vices of men, city alderman Sidney Story proposed that a district be created where this popular vice could be maintained and controlled and out of view of the good church-going citizens of the city. Thus the famed “Storyville” and its brothels came into existence.

Madam Norma Wallace operated one of the most famous and finest of its bordellos, her girls receiving the unheard of rate of $10 per hour. “May Baily's Place” as her bordello was known in honor of her illustrious predecessor, was more popular than any other establishment in the District. Soon she drew the unwelcome attention of rival madams who were keen to steal her clients... and her girls. One unhappy madam hired a stranger from Butte, Montana, to approach Madam Norma with a proposal- leave town or die. Madam Norma was quite unwilling to leave her lucrative business behind, and so on August 11th, 1899, at 3 am, she was murdered in her bedroom.


These madams were named after real madams from New Orleans- although the doll characters' stories are complete fiction and do not represent any actual events in the lives of their namesake.

Madam Josie Arlington
NAME: "Madam Josie"
ED. # 3 of 3
Height 18"
ITEM NUMBER:
MF GALLERY/ NOT AVAILABLE
$325.00
N/A
In the late 19th Century, New Orleans politics were dominated by the hottest issue of the day- prostitution. In response to the obvious need for an area in the cosmopolitan city that catered to the many vices of men, city alderman Sidney Story proposed that a district be created where this popular vice could be maintained and controlled and out of view of the good church-going citizens of the city. Thus the famed “Storyville” and its brothels came into existence.

Madam Josie Arlington operated one of the most famous and finest of its bordellos, her girls receiving the unheard of rate of $10 per hour. “May Baily's Place” as her bordello was known in honor of her illustrious predecessor, was more popular than any other establishment in the District. Soon she drew the unwelcome attention of rival madams who were keen to steal her clients... and her girls. One unhappy madam hired a stranger from Butte, Montana, to approach Madam Josie with a proposal- leave town or die. Madam Josie was quite unwilling to leave her lucrative business behind, and so on August 11th, 1899, at 3 am, she was murdered in her bedroom.


These madams were named after real madams from New Orleans- although the doll characters' stories are complete fiction and do not represent any actual events in the lives of their namesake.

Madam Scarlot O' Harlot
NAME: "Madam Scarlot"
ED.#1 of 6
Height 18"
ITEM NUMBER:
050807-SKCR0010601-6
$325.00
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In the late 19th Century, New Orleans politics were dominated by the hottest issue of the day- prostitution. In response to the obvious need for an area in the cosmopolitan city that catered to the many vices of men, city alderman Sidney Story proposed that a district be created where this popular vice could be maintained and controlled and out of view of the good church-going citizens of the city. Thus the famed “Storyville” and its brothels came into existence.

Madam Scarlot O’Harlot operated one of the most famous and finest of its bordellos, her girls receiving the unheard of rate of $10 per hour. “May Baily's Place” as her bordello was known in honor of her illustrious predecessor, was more popular than any other establishment in the District. Soon she drew the unwelcome attention of rival madams who were keen to steal her clients... and her girls. One unhappy madam hired a stranger from Butte, Montana, to approach Madam Scarlot with a proposal- leave town or die. Madam Scarlot was quite unwilling to leave her lucrative business behind, and so on August 11th, 1899, at 3 am, she was murdered in her bedroom.


This madam was named after my good friend- real sex worker rights activist Scarlot Harlot- although the doll character's story is complete fiction and does not represent any actual events in the life of her namesake.

Madam Ruby Begue
NAME: "Madam Ruby"
ED.#2 of 6
Height 18"
ITEM NUMBER:
050807-SKCR0010602-6
$325.00
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In the late 19th Century, New Orleans politics were dominated by the hottest issue of the day- prostitution. In response to the obvious need for an area in the cosmopolitan city that catered to the many vices of men, city alderman Sidney Story proposed that a district be created where this popular vice could be maintained and controlled and out of view of the good church-going citizens of the city. Thus the famed “Storyville” and its brothels came into existence.

Madam Ruby Begue operated one of the most famous and finest of its bordellos, her girls receiving the unheard of rate of $10 per hour. “May Baily's Place” as her bordello was known in honor of her illustrious predecessor, was more popular than any other establishment in the District. Soon she drew the unwelcome attention of rival madams who were keen to steal her clients... and her girls. One unhappy madam hired a stranger from Butte, Montana, to approach Madam Ruby with a proposal- leave town or die. Madam Ruby was quite unwilling to leave her lucrative business behind, and so on August 11th, 1899, at 3 am, she was murdered in her bedroom.


These madams were named after real madams from New Orleans- although the doll characters' stories are complete fiction and do not represent any actual events in the lives of their namesake.

Madam Panama Hattie
NAME: "Madam Panama"
ED.#3 of 6
Height 18"
ITEM NUMBER:
050807-SKCR0010603-6
$325.00
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In the late 19th Century, New Orleans politics were dominated by the hottest issue of the day- prostitution. In response to the obvious need for an area in the cosmopolitan city that catered to the many vices of men, city alderman Sidney Story proposed that a district be created where this popular vice could be maintained and controlled and out of view of the good church-going citizens of the city. Thus the famed “Storyville” and its brothels came into existence.

Madam Panama Hattie operated one of the most famous and finest of its bordellos, her girls receiving the unheard of rate of $10 per hour. “May Baily's Place” as her bordello was known in honor of her illustrious predecessor, was more popular than any other establishment in the District. Soon she drew the unwelcome attention of rival madams who were keen to steal her clients... and her girls. One unhappy madam hired a stranger from Butte, Montana, to approach Madam Hattie with a proposal- leave town or die. Madam Hattie was quite unwilling to leave her lucrative business behind, and so on August 11th, 1899, at 3 am, she was murdered in her bedroom.


These madams were named after real madams from New Orleans- although the doll characters' stories are complete fiction and do not represent any actual events in the lives of their namesake.

Madam Bessie La Mothe
NAME: "Madam Bessie"
ED.#4 of 6
Height 18"
ITEM NUMBER:
050807-SKCR0010604-6
$325.00
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In the late 19th Century, New Orleans politics were dominated by the hottest issue of the day- prostitution. In response to the obvious need for an area in the cosmopolitan city that catered to the many vices of men, city alderman Sidney Story proposed that a district be created where this popular vice could be maintained and controlled and out of view of the good church-going citizens of the city. Thus the famed “Storyville” and its brothels came into existence.

Madam Bessie La Mothe operated one of the most famous and finest of its bordellos, her girls receiving the unheard of rate of $10 per hour. “May Baily's Place” as her bordello was known in honor of her illustrious predecessor, was more popular than any other establishment in the District. Soon she drew the unwelcome attention of rival madams who were keen to steal her clients... and her girls. One unhappy madam hired a stranger from Butte, Montana, to approach Madam Bessie with a proposal- leave town or die. Madam Bessie was quite unwilling to leave her lucrative business behind, and so on August 11th, 1899, at 3 am, she was murdered in her bedroom.


These madams were named after real madams from New Orleans- although the doll characters' stories are complete fiction and do not represent any actual events in the lives of their namesake.

Madam Lulu White
NAME: "Madam Lulu"
ED.#5 of 6
Height 18"
ITEM NUMBER:
050807-SKCR0010605-6
$325.00
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In the late 19th Century, New Orleans politics were dominated by the hottest issue of the day- prostitution. In response to the obvious need for an area in the cosmopolitan city that catered to the many vices of men, city alderman Sidney Story proposed that a district be created where this popular vice could be maintained and controlled and out of view of the good church-going citizens of the city. Thus the famed “Storyville” and its brothels came into existence.

Madam Lulu White operated one of the most famous and finest of its bordellos, her girls receiving the unheard of rate of $10 per hour. “May Baily's Place” as her bordello was known in honor of her illustrious predecessor, was more popular than any other establishment in the District. Soon she drew the unwelcome attention of rival madams who were keen to steal her clients... and her girls. One unhappy madam hired a stranger from Butte, Montana, to approach Madam Lulu with a proposal- leave town or die. Madam Lulu was quite unwilling to leave her lucrative business behind, and so on August 11th, 1899, at 3 am, she was murdered in her bedroom.


These madams were named after real madams from New Orleans- although the doll characters' stories are complete fiction and do not represent any actual events in the lives of their namesake.

Madam Gypsy Shafer
NAME: "Madam Gypsy"
ED.#6 of 6
Height 18"
ITEM NUMBER:
050807-SKCR0010606-6
$325.00
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In the late 19th Century, New Orleans politics were dominated by the hottest issue of the day- prostitution. In response to the obvious need for an area in the cosmopolitan city that catered to the many vices of men, city alderman Sidney Story proposed that a district be created where this popular vice could be maintained and controlled and out of view of the good church-going citizens of the city. Thus the famed “Storyville” and its brothels came into existence.

Madam Gypsy Shafer operated one of the most famous and finest of its bordellos, her girls receiving the unheard of rate of $10 per hour. “May Baily's Place” as her bordello was known in honor of her illustrious predecessor, was more popular than any other establishment in the District. Soon she drew the unwelcome attention of rival madams who were keen to steal her clients... and her girls. One unhappy madam hired a stranger from Butte, Montana, to approach Madam Gypsy with a proposal- leave town or die. Madam Gypsy was quite unwilling to leave her lucrative business behind, and so on August 11th, 1899, at 3 am, she was murdered in her bedroom.


These madams were named after real madams from New Orleans- although the doll characters' stories are complete fiction and do not represent any actual events in the lives of their namesake.

Pimp Daddy Leroy Jones
NAME: "Leroy Jones"
ED.# 1 of 2
Height 22"
ITEM NUMBER:
050807-SKCR0010401-2
$ 400.00
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Many years before Iceberg Slim and Willie Dynamite were making news with their books, or Starsky and Hutch’s “Huggy Bear” was informing on nefarious Bay City criminals, Pimp Daddy Leroy Jones was strutting his girls in the famous New Orleans French Quarter.

Known for being a “Dapper Dan,” Leroy dressed his ladies in matching outfits, and he was New Orleans’ “main man” for 52 years. His notorious good luck ran out when a jealous rival, Pimp Daddy Connor Green, shot him dead. But Leroy pulled out his pearl-handled pistol and fired off a shot as he was falling to the ground, and that shot got Connor right in the heart. The two long time rivals lay dead in the street for three hours before the police were called, while both pimps’ ladies had a cat fight over whose ‘pimp daddy’ was the better ‘Player.’ The losing ‘ho’s were hauled off to jail.

Pimp Daddy Connor Green
NAME: "Connor Green"
ED.# 2 of 2
Height 22"
ITEM NUMBER:
050807-SKCR0010402-2
$ 400.00
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Many years before Iceberg Slim and Willie Dynamite were making news with their books, or Starsky and Hutch’s “Huggy Bear” was informing on nefarious Bay City criminals, Pimp Daddy Connor Green was strutting his girls in the famous New Orleans French Quarter.

Known for being a “Dapper Dan,” Connor dressed his ladies in matching outfits, and he was New Orleans’ “main man” for 52 years. His notorious good luck ran out when a
jealous rival, Pimp Daddy Leroy Jones, shot him dead. But Connor pulled out his pearl-handled pistol and fired off a shot as he was falling to the ground, and that shot got Leroy right in the heart. The two long time rivals lay dead in the street for three hours before the police were called, while both pimps’ ladies had a cat fight over whose ‘pimp daddy’ was the better ‘Player.’ The losing ‘ho’s were hauled off to jail.


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