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History of Women

The Diamond-Toothed Madam Who Threw Sex Parties For Politicians

…until she was wrongfully convicted of murder.

Diamond Lil and her brothel. (Source, Source)

When a violent, angry man kicked down the door of her brothel looking for a fight on the morning of September 29, 1930, Diamond Lil–still in her nightgown–strapped a gun belt and holster around her waist and confronted the rabble rouser with gun in hand.

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If history was a Hollywood movie, the editing room floor would be littered with the stories of women clipped to make room for men’s stories. We are here to tell those stories.

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Colleen Killingsworth

Colleen Killingsworth

Obsessed with examining all facets of the human experience//There is no spoon. Formerly at Fox TV Stations & @Timeline_Now.

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