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September 7, 1986 | John U. Loudon, Loudon is a senior partner of CoVenture Associates, a Berkeley book development company. and
Sydney Biddle Barrows is a tabloid story inflated into a book. In fall, 1984, media all over, panting after the trailblazing New York Post and Daily News, carried detailed accounts of the "Mayflower Madam." A young woman who could indeed trace her ancestry back to the Mayflower through a minor tributary of the prominent Biddle family of Philadelphia, Barrows was arrested for running a call-girl ring in New York City that reportedly grossed $1 million a year.
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March 3, 1996 | ERIKA TAYLOR
JUST BETWEEN US GIRLS, SECRETS ABOUT MEN: From the Madam Who Knows by Sydney Biddle Barrows (St. Martins: $20.95; 272 pp.). Instead of being informative, reading Sydney Biddle Barrows' advice to women put me in a self-righteous snit. "This is so sexist," I thought, rolling my eyes. "She seems to be telling women to take care of the kids all day and then become high-heeled, merry widowed, sexual dynamos all night." And what about men?
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March 3, 1996 | ERIKA TAYLOR
JUST BETWEEN US GIRLS, SECRETS ABOUT MEN: From the Madam Who Knows by Sydney Biddle Barrows (St. Martins: $20.95; 272 pp.). Instead of being informative, reading Sydney Biddle Barrows' advice to women put me in a self-righteous snit. "This is so sexist," I thought, rolling my eyes. "She seems to be telling women to take care of the kids all day and then become high-heeled, merry widowed, sexual dynamos all night." And what about men?
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March 3, 1992 | ROBIN ABCARIAN, Abcarian's column appears every Tuesday and Friday
Getting arrested isn't always the worst thing in the world. For some, it's a serendipitous opportunity for self-reinvention. That's certainly the case for Sydney Biddle Barrows, whose 1984 bust provided the world with a semi-tawdry, over-hyped New York City prostitution ring scandal. Barrows was nicknamed the "Mayflower Madam" for the capillary's worth of blue blood contained in her middle name.
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March 3, 1992 | ROBIN ABCARIAN, Abcarian's column appears every Tuesday and Friday
Getting arrested isn't always the worst thing in the world. For some, it's a serendipitous opportunity for self-reinvention. That's certainly the case for Sydney Biddle Barrows, whose 1984 bust provided the world with a semi-tawdry, over-hyped New York City prostitution ring scandal. Barrows was nicknamed the "Mayflower Madam" for the capillary's worth of blue blood contained in her middle name.
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February 13, 1990 | NIKKI FINKE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Dear Amy: Help! On second thought, make that: Help, please! Ms. Vanderbilt, you must be turning over in your grave because of the problems that polite society is suffering as we enter the '90s. I mean, as manners go, I'm not exactly a model of decorum. (I take special pleasure in cutting off Camaros on the freeway).
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February 13, 1990 | NIKKI FINKE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Dear Amy: Help! On second thought, make that: Help, please! Ms. Vanderbilt, you must be turning over in your grave because of the problems that polite society is suffering as we enter the '90s. I mean, as manners go, I'm not exactly a model of decorum. (I take special pleasure in cutting off Camaros on the freeway).
BOOKS
September 7, 1986 | John U. Loudon, Loudon is a senior partner of CoVenture Associates, a Berkeley book development company. and
Sydney Biddle Barrows is a tabloid story inflated into a book. In fall, 1984, media all over, panting after the trailblazing New York Post and Daily News, carried detailed accounts of the "Mayflower Madam." A young woman who could indeed trace her ancestry back to the Mayflower through a minor tributary of the prominent Biddle family of Philadelphia, Barrows was arrested for running a call-girl ring in New York City that reportedly grossed $1 million a year.
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May 15, 1994 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
The Mayflower Madam, Sydney Biddle Barrows, the Pilgrim descendant who gained notoriety as former boss of an exclusive call-girl service, has married Darnay Hoffman, a legal historian and television producer--in a formal church wedding. The music was by Handel. A miniature bride and groom topped the four-tier wedding cake. An Episcopal canon was chosen to perform the ceremony. Barrows pleaded guilty in 1985 to a misdemeanor charge of promoting prostitution.
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January 5, 1985 | Associated Press
Sydney Biddle Barrows, the alleged "Mayflower Madam," pleaded not guilty Friday to running a prostitution ring and demanded the release of records that she said will show that the business was a legitimate escort service. Barrows, 32, and Lawrin Goulston, 26, both of Manhattan, were arraigned on an indictment charging them with promoting prostitution in the third degree. Goulston also pleaded innocent.
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