EP 93 - Norma Wallace Part 1

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Welcome back to Death by Champagne, the podcast here to keep you up at night! We are here with our next multi-part series covering the book The Last Madam; a Life in the New Orleans Underworld by Christine Wiltz. This week we dive into our main character Norma Wallace, her youth in Memphis and New Orleans prior to becoming one of the biggest names in the industry, and we take a look at New Orleans history. How it came to be known as one of the most sinful places in the world.
This episode contains foul language, discussions about the sex work industry, statutory rape, poverty, and the New Orleans underworld. We’ll do our best to stay on track, but the bottles are popped!
Sources
The Last Madam: A Life In The New Orleans Underworld, Christine Wiltz
The Last Madam, Snap Judgement, NPR, Host: Glynn Washington, Byline: Stephanie Foo
Former French Quarter brothel becomes home sweet home, Stephanie Bruno, NOLA.com, Nov 2011
The Best Little Whorehouse in NOLA, Back Story Radio, Diana Williams, March 2016
Biography of Christine Wiltz via christinewiltz.com
“The Last Days of Storyville”, Sally Asher, myneworleans.com, Sept 2017
“The History Behind 5 of New Orleans' Favorite Mardi Gras Traditions” Olivia B Waxman, time.com, February 2018

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