Episode 71: Storyville – A Neighborhood Of Its Own
You may not have noticed it, but this year is the 125th anniversary of the legalization of the Storyville red-light district in New Orleans. Storyville was an effort to make prostitution more respectable by allowing it only in a designated neighborhood. Historian Sally Asher of Red Sash Tours joins Errol Laborde, executive editor of Louisiana Life, along with podcast producer Kelly Massicot to talk about the bawdiness, characters and famous bordellos of Storyville.
Oh yes, we will also hear about some legendary cemetery tombs including one built to house the era’s most famous madame.