Does Her Spirit Now Haunt the Abandoned Cuban Queen Bordello? This narrative begins as a true ghost story based on actual events and is documented with vintage photos. After an unsettling modern-day ghostly encounter at a crumbling 1920’s bordello in Jerome, Arizona, the author sets out on a quest and uncovers some deplorable secrets concerning the attractive, but devious Madam that once resided t...
Paperback: 268 pages
Publisher: Peggy Hicks; 1st Edition edition (June 29, 2011)
Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.6 x 9 inches
Amazon Rank: 875774
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Excellent book! It has a lot of interesting history. The first part is a little provocative, but true. I wanted to go back to Jerome after I read the book....
aga quickly unfolds as the writer takes you through a captivating journey, revealing the life history of the madam once known as “The Cuban Queen”. This dark-skinned beauty frequently changed her name and even her race in order to accommodate her ever-changing circumstances. She bleached her skin and straightened her hair as if to deny her African heritage, or was it just a trick of her trade? This harlot began her career in the early 1900’s in the red-light district of Storyville in New Orleans. Constantly on the move, she operated the Arcade Saloon in the pioneer town of Las Vegas, Nevada, a jazz club in San Francisco and then on to the rich mining town of Jerome, Arizona. While in Jerome, she ran her own upscale “house of pleasure” called the “Cuban Queen Bordello”. Much went behind these closed doors, where prostitution, gambling and bootlegged whiskey were always on the menu. Once married to the famous Jelly Roll Morton, (the self-proclaimed inventor of jazz) they traveled the country together setting trends in both fashion and music during the infancy of the jazz age. Late one night in 1927, one of her working girls was murdered in her own bed. This cunning madam, along with her handsome accomplice, John Ford, kidnapped the dead girl’s baby boy and slipped out of town never to be heard from again.........until now! Follow the twists and turns as the writer reveals what became of Jelly Roll Morton, the kidnapped boy and the curvaceous madam know as “The Cuban Queen”.