This day in Jewish history / The madam of the Mob dies
Polly Adler morphed from an abused factory worker to the celebrated proprietor of one of New York's most popular bordellos in the 1930s.
On June 9, 1962, Polly Adler, the most well-known “madam” of her day, died in Los Angeles, California. Adler built a reputation by running a series of New York brothels that offered clients not only sex but also accommodations and good company. Many of those clients were in the fields of entertainment and crime, which almost guaranteed that Adler would become the focus of significant...
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