Van Gogh was apprehensive of brothel-keepers
, as emerges in a strange comparison he made in a letter of August 1888.
In the 1860s, for example, Liverpool 'respectable' men, "merchants who on the Exchange and at home pass for gentlemen," could be seen engaged in 'indecorous' dalliance in a notorious brothel-keeper
's booth at Aintree.
It may be, as the brothel-keeper
says, that the same stories recur with different actors, or it may be that "nulle histoire humaine n'est une petite histoire." The novel manifests how remembering and forgetting constitute history and its agents.
If a brothel-keeper
had been designing his ideal business premises, he could hardly have improved upon Needless Alley.
'S wife wants to turn her husband's sex sauna into a nursery school.
The baldy brothel-keeper
is believed to have rented an exclusive Dublin apartment where Romanian girls were forced to work for FREE while their earnings were split between him and their Romanian pimp.
Madam Arvidson, the soothsayer (Rebecca de Pont Davis), doubled as a brothel-keeper
, and many of the courtiers arrived to consult her in drag.
But though the play has a cast of six -- the ever-lively Di Botcher is seen all too briefly as a willing brothel-keeper
of sorts -- Teddy and Plato inevitably take centerstage, and director Simon Usher might have been more scrupulous about seeing that the actors in those roles don't take over the production.
In another episode the boys express their dislike for a brothel-keeper
, who has thirty cats and one dog of which she is very fond, by flinging the dog under the roller of a steam engine of the street-cleaning department, killing it before the driver can even see it.
Barnaby wonders if a local former brothel-keeper
could know more than she's letting on.
PEOPLE living next door to Birmingham's 'Madam Sin' today leapt to the defence of the city brothel-keeper
and insisted: "We couldn't wish for a better neighbour".
Cynthia Payne began the decade in jail as a notorious brothel-keeper
. By 1987, she had been acquitted of the crime and the public cheered.