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Gold Coast Madam the Secret Life of Rose Laws

Gold Coast Madam the Secret Life of Rose Laws

by Rose Laws

Published by Lake Claremont Press

204p, b&w, softcover, 6"x9"

$17.95

"The compelling personal story of the remarkable Rose Laws, who became known as the “Gold Coast Madam.” This autobiography takes readers from Rose’s youth in the hills of Tennessee through her retirement to Florida after serving time in prison after decades as Chicago's top agent for prostitutes. Having left a violent marriage and with her five children subsequently taken into a brutal orphanage, Laws was faced with proving she could earn enough to support her children before getting them back. She stumbled into friendships with mobsters, wealthy businessmen, and the agenting business, which she discovered she not only had a knack for, but she enjoyed. Eventually taking her business to Chicago's Gold Coast, downtown, and the Rush Street nightlife neighborhoods, Laws began to expand a client list that included local and national sports figures, actors, and politicians. Filled with the glamorous, gritty, and mundane details of running an illegal prostitution business, Gold Coast Madam is also a portrait of Chicago and some of its shadowy elements from the 1950s through the 1990s."

The compelling personal story of the remarkable Rose Laws, who became known as the “Gold Coast Madam.” This autobiography takes readers from Rose’s youth in the hills of Tennessee through her retirement to Florida after serving time in prison after decades as Chicago's top agent for prostitutes. Having left a violent marriage and with her five children subsequently taken into a brutal orphanage, Laws was faced with proving she could earn enough to support her children before getting them back. She stumbled into friendships with mobsters, wealthy businessmen, and the agenting business, which she discovered she not only had a knack for, but she enjoyed. Eventually taking her business to Chicago's Gold Coast, downtown, and the Rush Street nightlife neighborhoods, Laws began to expand a client list that included local and national sports figures, actors, and politicians. Filled with the glamorous, gritty, and mundane details of running an illegal prostitution business, Gold Coast Madam is also a portrait of Chicago and some of its shadowy elements from the 1950s through the 1990s."