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June 11, 2002 | LAUREN SANDLER, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
At the Manhattan nightclub Spa the other night, the Lady Bunny--New York's preeminent drag queen DJ--flipped back her blond bouffant and selected a disco track while a man in a red bowler hat and matching zoot suit used his cigarette to slowly pop balloons that were tied, bondage style, around limbs of his female partner. As the music quieted, a pudgy man with a lisp and heavy black eyeliner took the microphone.
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June 30, 2002 | TRACY QUAN, Tracy Quan is the author of the novel "Diary of a Manhattan Call Girl."
Xaviera Hollander's "The Happy Hooker" is a kitsch classic, a memorable slice of New York life with a life of its own. Its title is part of our vocabulary. Today, affluent prostitutes are playfully referred to as "happy hookers." One eccentric wing of the international prostitutes' rights movement has used the term as a political insult since the 1980s.
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June 30, 2002 | TRACY QUAN, Tracy Quan is the author of the novel "Diary of a Manhattan Call Girl."
Xaviera Hollander's "The Happy Hooker" is a kitsch classic, a memorable slice of New York life with a life of its own. Its title is part of our vocabulary. Today, affluent prostitutes are playfully referred to as "happy hookers." One eccentric wing of the international prostitutes' rights movement has used the term as a political insult since the 1980s.
NEWS
June 11, 2002 | LAUREN SANDLER, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
At the Manhattan nightclub Spa the other night, the Lady Bunny--New York's preeminent drag queen DJ--flipped back her blond bouffant and selected a disco track while a man in a red bowler hat and matching zoot suit used his cigarette to slowly pop balloons that were tied, bondage style, around limbs of his female partner. As the music quieted, a pudgy man with a lisp and heavy black eyeliner took the microphone.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 23, 2008 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Robin Moore, a nonfiction author best known for writing "The French Connection" and "The Green Berets," has died after a long illness. He was 82. Moore died Thursday at a hospital in southwestern Kentucky, Dennis Monroe of Lamb Funeral Home told the Associated Press. Born Robert L. Moore Jr., he wrote several books under the pen name Robin Moore. "The French Connection," published in 1969, was about a New York drug bust.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 3, 2010 | By Susan King, Los Angeles Times
The "world's oldest profession" has long been a favorite subject in novels, plays, films and television. Real-life madams such as Sydney Biddle Barrows, a.k.a. the Mayflower Madam, and Heidi Fleiss, the Hollywood Madam, have captured the attention of the media and filmmakers for decades. And let's face it, Miss Kitty (Amanda Blake) on the long-running western series "Gunsmoke" wasn't just serving drinks to Marshal Dillon ( James Arness) and the boys at the Long Branch saloon — and the second floor of her establishment was more than just a boarding house (even if censors of the time wouldn't allow anyone to say that)
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 20, 1997 | Scott Harris
Officials at Cal State Northridge are sounding just a little bit nervous. Some members of the public, they realize, might be uncomfortable that CSUN's Center for Sex Research is collaborating with an unusual cast of characters to stage an academic conference next month. But how can scholars study what is sometimes called the world's oldest profession without the practitioners themselves? Old pro Xaviera Hollander, author of "The Happy Hooker," is expected to be there.
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March 15, 1997 | PATRICIA WARD BIEDERMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The entertainment would have shocked your grandmother, unless your grandmother used to be a topless dancer. And it was on display at the Whore Carnival, an X-rated talent show held to complement an otherwise serious conference on prostitution.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 20, 1997 | SCOTT HARRIS
Officials at Cal State Northridge are sounding just a little bit nervous. Some members of the public, they realize, might be uncomfortable with the fact that CSUN's Center for Sex Research is collaborating with an unusual cast of characters to stage an academic conference next month. But how can scholars study what is sometimes called the world's oldest profession without the practitioners themselves? Old pro Xaviera Hollander, author of "The Happy Hooker," is expected to be there.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 20, 1986 | SHEILA BENSON, Times Film Critic
What are kids today really like? And after what we have suffered at the hands of "youth movies" over the last few years, does anyone want to know? You might, if you'd spent some time with the engaging cast of "Seven Minutes in Heaven" (opening at the Beverly Cineplex on Friday). This sensitively performed, very special comedy is by film makers whose memory of those perilous days of high school, where no emotion is a small one, is tender and acute.
NEWS
June 30, 1999 | NANCY WRIDE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Freedom, liberty and independence are the bedrock themes celebrated every year at this time, when millions of Americans roll out barbecues, unfurl flags or light up sparklers to mark the national holiday. But even if your idea of liberty is ordering takeout chicken instead of shucking corn on the cob, most everybody flashes a bit of patriotism on July 4, a celebration of that time 223 years ago when 13 maverick colonies declared independence from British rule.
NEWS
March 12, 1997 | PATRICIA WARD BIEDERMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In an unprecedented gathering expected to draw 400 participants from around the world, the ivory tower will meet the bordello at the first International Conference on Prostitution, starting tomorrow at the Airtel Plaza Hotel. Sociologists will rub elbows with porn stars. And instead of the usual coffee-and-cookies reception, the meetings will open with a self-styled "Whore Carnival: A Festival of Sexual and Social Insurrection," hosted by X-rated performers Annie Sprinkle and Scarlot Harlot.
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