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Maison Close (brothel), 16 Rue Blondel: Autochrome photographs of Paris at the turn of the 20th century.

Paris 1920s - Make up - Dressing Room Perhaps, these were the nightclub performers, or maybe the prostitutes from the brothels...

RED LIGHT CHICAGO: The notorious Levee, the city’s red light district. Home to the famous brothel the Everleigh Club (from which the name of the site comes), the Levee was located around South Dearborn Street, its epicenter lying between 21st and 23rd streets. Every building either housed a brothel, a gambling site or a bar, also known as a “sporting club.” The photo shows Dearborn at 21st street around 1910. The area was "cleaned up" in 1917.

Jean Harlow, born Harlean Harlow Carpenter; (1911-1937) American film actress & sex symbol of the 1930. Here she is sitting at her 1930s fringed Art Deco dressing table