Interview date: 3.17.17
Pamela Arceneaux is Senior Librarian and Rare Books Curator at The Historic New Orleans Collection (THNOC). The author recently published a fascinating book, Guidebooks to Sin: The Blue Books of Storyville, New Orleans. Most New Orleanians are familiar with the city’s famous Storyville “red light” district; however, few know about the blue books. In this interview, Pamela offers some historical background on Storyville and explains what the blue books were. Pamela’s research will be part of a comprehensive exhibition, Storyville: Madams and Music. The exhibit will be on display at THNOC April 5–December 2, 2017 at the Williams Research Center, 410 Chartres Street. For additional information visit THNOC at hnoc.org.
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