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Byron C Shutz
Fred L Lee
A Lady Revealed
Article about the secret identities and hidden pasts of former mistresses and real estate women Louise Heorath (born in 1866 as Cora Totty) and Annie Chambers (born in 1843 as Leannah Kearns), around 1900....
A Lady Revealed in the Last Years of a Woman of Uncertain Reputation: The Story of Louise Heorath
Louise Heorath whose real name was Cora Totty was associated with Annie Chambers, owner of houses of prostitution in the city around the turn of the century. "Perhaps it was not until the 18th Amendment...
A String of Sixty Murders: A Serial Killer--or Copycats--Haunts Kansas City
Photo and article about the "sixty women--three quarters of them black, drug-using prostitutes"--found murdered in Kansas City since 1977, leading to an investigation into a possible serial killer.
Annie Chambers' High-Toned Brothel
Article about the brothels or bordellos in Kansas City and similar frontier towns in the middle to late 19th century, describing them in general as well as Kansas City brothels and the practice of prostitution...
Camps and Saloons in Kansas City
Article about military camps, prostitution, illegal liquor, and public health issues colliding at a "big" football game.
Crazy about History
Reminiscences of visits to a wild and bustling Kansas City in the youth of author Rudolph Umland. Umland a native of Nebraska coming to Kansas City in 1926 by train and becoming a local Kansas City historian...
Crime Prevention in Westport
Two-part article with the first part about crime prevention methods in Westport through neighborhood committees, one led by "Bob Berdella, organizer of the block captain system," with the second part of...
Article about the bars, saloons, and similar "joints" on 12th Street in Kansas City, describing the types of people and businesses prevalent there in the Great Depression, including "underworld tycoon...
From Dark to Dawn
Highlights of "the Kansas City fight against vice that have occurred during the last thirty years," including prostitution, liquor, gambling, and organized crime.
Gambling Halls, Saloons and Bawdy Houses
July 1, 1972
Article provides a brief history of Kansas City's gambling halls, saloons and houses of prostitution. Some of the establishments mentioned include Faro Number Three, Faro Number Twelve Marble Hall, Fortune...
Kansas City Morals, Past, Present and Future
Review of anti-vice activity back to 1913.
Machine Defends "Night Life"
February 26, 1938
Article about an investigative report by Westbrook Pegler of the Kansas City Journal-Post on the support and justification of the Pendergast machine's organized crime in the city "'on the ground of public...
Move Over, Girls, the Machine's Moving In
Essay about the forced relocation of prostitutes from their usual place between 12th, Cherry, Locust, and 13th Streets to "only two blocks over toward Troost" by the Pendergast machine, mainly due to their...
May 24, 1935
Article about the "Pusateris" operating gambling machines, prostitutes, bootleg liquors, and "juicy steak dinners" "about a block east of police headquarters" during the Prohibition era, moving in 1935...
No Flash: No Incest or Teenage Prostitution on Channel 5
Photo and biographical article about Jim Overbay, "Channel 5 news director" in Kansas City, reviewing his 25-year broadcasting career and policy of avoiding "flash and trash" material on broadcasts.
Past Lives: Inside Annie's Chambers
Article about the large house serving as a residence and place of business for Annie Chambers, a prominent Kansas City madam, at 3rd and Wyandotte Streets. Photo and description of the house, later demolished,...
Queen of the Kansas City Red Lights
Article describes the life of Kansas City madam Annie Chambers. Chambers was born Leannah Loveall near Lexington, Kentucky in 1842, and arrived in Kansas City in 1869. She died March 24, 1935, and is buried...
The Enigma of a Painting
Article about the portrait believed to be of Leannah Kearns, commonly known as brothel madam Annie Chambers (1843-1935), describing her life, entering Kansas City and the prostitution business in about...
Article about the efforts to stop vice in the city by Pendergast machine opponent Judge Southern, with raids on gambling houses and brothels.
An inside look at Kansas City's sex business.
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