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Brides of the Multitude: Prostitution in the Old West" is a look at where the income of many of the old western cowboy dollars went--the houses of ill repute.
So they're Elvis songs sung over melodic SoCal HC (which so happens to be the band's musical pedigree: Ill Repute, NOFX, Aggression), they rip through them pretty good, and it sounds like it'd be a hoot live after a few brews.
Drawing from seemingly nothing more than Hollywood preconceptions, Oglesby tied ranch workers to the Confederacy, George Bush, and other black holes of ill repute.
He was photographed recently visiting the "Angels" house of ill repute in Manchester and cavorting with the women there.
Another character, Jack Ziegler, also known as Uncle Jack, is a secretive and peculiar man of ill repute who is the godfather of one of the Garland children, a former business associate of the Judge and a probable contributor to his downfall.
It overlooks the town's harbour - which in the 1800s teemed with houses of ill repute frequented by lusty sailors.
Kaschemme, developed out of the Gipsy word katsima, designates a joint of ill repute.
But look at how the artist describes the shame of Burt Lancaster: boastful preacher coming to crush the house of ill repute confronted by a sordid reminder of his youthful past.
Old-timers still tell about the two houses of ill repute that operated on Main Street all through the '20s and '30s and weren't closed until the World War II trainees left in the mid-'40s.
Reed and Bonney were captured and convicted, the Queen of the Nile turned tail in the face of the enemy, and Cheng ended her days managing a "gambling house of ill repute in Canton" (63).
Despite the common view that the church was in ill repute immediately prior to the Reformation and that relatively few young men wished to become clerics, Cooper shows that the late fifteenth and early sixteenth century saw an increasing number of ordinations.