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[May. 4th, 2008|06:58 pm]
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It has been estimated that 90% of women living in Deadwood, South Dakota in 1876 were prostitutes. It was difficult for a woman to make a living in the American West, especially if she did not have the protection of a father or husband, and many single women turned to prostitution as their only option. According to historical accounts, Charlie Utter's famous wagon train of prostitutes arrived in Deadwood in 1876 to find miners lined up along the street and cheering their arrival. The women were accompanied by two madams who had chosen the professional names Madam Dirty Em and Madam Mustachio. Prostitution proved to be a thriving industry in the male dominated town of Deadwood and continued almost without interruption until the State's Attorney's Office closed the last four brothels in 1980.

http://www.glumbert.com/media/classicdance

And classical breakdancing. Extremely cool and highly suggested viewing. :)
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From: christinaathena
2008-05-05 12:06 am (UTC)
Deadwood sounds like a fun place back then. ;-)
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2008-05-05 12:07 am (UTC)
Agreed entirely. :)
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2008-05-05 12:08 am (UTC)
Awww, I loooove the Deadwood series. I need to see it more often. A friend borrowed my season one, and I've been trying to get it back for two years. lol
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[User Picture]From: decembertyger
2008-05-05 12:26 am (UTC)
you use what you have to get what you need when you need to
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2008-05-05 12:29 am (UTC)
Precisely.
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[User Picture]From: adaveen
2008-05-05 12:47 am (UTC)
Girl's gotta make a living...
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2008-05-05 12:49 am (UTC)
Precisely.
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[User Picture]From: wafflelips
2008-05-05 01:18 am (UTC)
Very cool. I always admire those who can adapt and make do with the resources available to them at the time. :-)
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2008-05-05 01:19 am (UTC)
That's what it's all about in the end. :)
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[User Picture]From: harmonic_motion
2008-05-05 01:44 am (UTC)
Wow. Kinda surprised there was that much reality in the TV series. I didn't even know Deadwood was REAL!
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2008-05-05 01:45 am (UTC)
Oh yeah, it was hardcore real. :)
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[User Picture]From: frontdoorangel
2008-05-05 01:53 am (UTC)
Why is it that Madams' names are almost always unappealing? I'm assuming it has something to do with business but, really...Madam Mustachio?
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2008-05-05 01:54 am (UTC)
LOL, I think it's kind of awesome.
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[User Picture]From: insane_hope
2008-05-05 02:01 am (UTC)
Man so many crimal problems would go away if this country would get over it self and allow such things to be legal and regulated.
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2008-05-05 02:08 am (UTC)
Agreed entirely.
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[User Picture]From: trish_punch
2008-05-05 02:32 am (UTC)
Neat-o dancing clip. It was creative to mix the breaking with the classical music.
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2008-05-05 04:39 am (UTC)
Wasnt it cool? :)
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[User Picture]From: monicarnsg
2008-05-05 03:46 am (UTC)
That guy dancing is pretty cool.
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2008-05-05 04:44 am (UTC)
I agree. =)
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[User Picture]From: neugotik
2008-05-05 04:56 am (UTC)
the breakdancing clip is awesome. It doesn't quite seem like the classical music was live/almost like it was overdubbed later. But still: neat idea & some nice moves by the dancers.
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2008-05-05 04:57 am (UTC)
Totally. :)
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[User Picture]From: geminiwench
2008-05-05 05:11 am (UTC)
That was an awesome video. Thanks!

Its like the grace, art and strength of the most awesome strenuous ballet. Awesome.

Most mining towns had a woman per 80-100 men,... women who went there either started out as a wife of a person who went to prospect who were unaware of how dangerous it was for women and children, some women made money as laundresses, seamstresses, cooks and maids (think, ALL men!! Men all alone have a hard time feeding, clothing and cleaning themselves.. a woman who can cook can make some good money!... and some of those women realized they could charge more for sex AND it was less work) and some went to BE prostitutes knowing wherever there were more men then women, there was good business to be had.

In Western Society, even through to early America, any woman who worked was considered a "whore"... actress, laundress,.. a woman so poor she had to work lowly... she might as well BE a whore... so oftentimes old census information called every woman with a job a "prostitute" by occupation, which skewed numbers. But, when its not illegal and there are lonely men, there is LOTS of money to be made. "Prostitution", the use of this term how cultures view it has a fascinating history.
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2008-05-05 05:16 am (UTC)
Very true. *nod*
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[User Picture]From: sparklylights
2008-05-05 08:15 am (UTC)
But that is the plot of a musical..'Paint your Wagon'!
Have you ever seen it?It is very funny and stars Clint Eastwood...he sings!

One man has two wives so he sells her and she ends up living with two men, then a load of prostitutes arrive and the whole town has fun.It was made in the ealry 70's.Do try and see it sometime.Here is a youtube...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p5C4kdANSUw&feature=related
and Clint singing....
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p5C4kdANSUw&feature=related
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2008-05-05 06:02 pm (UTC)
I'll definitely check it out! =)
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[User Picture]From: drtchocky
2008-05-05 03:19 pm (UTC)
The Boxer is one of my favorite songs.
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2008-05-05 08:47 pm (UTC)
It's beautiful! :)
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[User Picture]From: nebris
2008-05-05 09:40 pm (UTC)
Speaking of prostitution, you need to repost your Advisory Board dingus here. =)

~M~
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2008-05-05 10:08 pm (UTC)
Thanks love. :) And I just did!
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