The Last Madam: A Life in the New Orleans Underworld
by Chris Wiltz
Norma Wallace grew up fast. In 1916, at fifteen years old, she went to work as a streetwalker in New Orleans’ French Quarter. By the 1920s, she was a “landlady”—or, more precisely, the madam of what became one of the city’s most lavish brothels. It was frequented by politicians, movie stars, gangsters, and even the notoriously corrupt police force. But Wallace acquired more than just repeat customers. There were friends, lovers...and also enemies. Chris Wiltz reveals the colorful, unforgettable woman who reigned as an underworld queen.