Peter Brand
Dance houses in Tombstone
Tue Jul 13, 2021 17:47

Women could drink and attract friends or customers at dance houses in Tombstone.
One such low dance house on 6th street paid a nightly fee of $2.50 to the city in order to operate. There were, therefore, places for the demimonde to indulge as much as they wanted.

  • Peter LovePeter Brand, Tue Jul 13 2021 17:23
    Lake claimed it was "Doc's enemies". Frank Waters claimed it was Behan and Doc's enemies. So I would say Frank Waters. Cheers Pb
    • To Two PetesBob Cash, Wed Jul 14 2021 12:06
      Lake does say that "Doc's enemies" induced Kate to the affidavit, but further down the page there's this: "At the hearing, Kate disappointed Johnny Behan woefully. She had signed some paper, she said while... more
      • Kate's allegiance...Joyce Aros, Sat Jul 24 2021 11:00
        ...One has to wonder what happened between Doc and Kate at the time to cause her to go drinking with 'Doc's enemies' such as Johnny Behan. Isn't it unlikely she was on such friendly terms with Behan that... more
        • Re: Kate's allegiance...Angel, Sun Jul 25 2021 17:23
          Joyce, just my idea here… I don’t have provenance to prove it…. BUT I have a feeling that Kate thought this action might have been her chance to separate Doc and Wyatt. I really do believe she had... more
          • Angel/t hank you...Joyce Aros, Sun Jul 25 2021 17:49
            ...I think your supposition sounds pretty reasonable and there has been talk she didn't like the Earps. But I am thinking she had to have a lot of confidence Doc wouldn't retaliate in some way...and... more
      • Re: To Two PetesPeter Love, Wed Jul 14 2021 15:56
        Thanks Bob So it came from Lake and we don’t know who he may have got that story from. In any case, is not an officer permitted to take a statement from, or testify in regard to conversation with a... more
        • I meant SpicerPeter Love, Wed Jul 14 2021 21:16
          Surprisingly nobody picked me up on that
    • Dance houses in Tombstone — Peter Brand, Tue Jul 13 2021 17:47
      • Prostitutes and drinkingPeter Brand, Tue Jul 13 2021 20:35
        Most, if not all, prostitutes were heavy drinkers and/or drug users. I have lost count of the number of gamblers and their prostitute partners who came to blows while under the influence. Suicides were... more
      • Dance houses, ect...Joyce Aros, Tue Jul 13 2021 18:26
        ...Peter, I recognize there were such 'dance palaces' for the purpose of prostitution and so on but I thought they were locations the menfolk would approach when they wished to. All the photos I have seen... more
        • Re: Dance houses, ect...Bob Cash, Wed Jul 14 2021 17:17
          I don't think we have enough hard evidence to say Behan did ply Kate with liquor to get her to tell what she knew of Doc's actions on the day of the attempted robberies and murder, but I wouldn't see anything... more
          • Evidence under the influence?...Joyce Aros, Thu Jul 15 2021 5:34
            ...the question comes up as to whether Kate's information could be absorbed into the legal system if it was from an 'under the influence' condition. I realize rules were shaky in the developing frontier... more
          • Thanks BobPeter Love, Wed Jul 14 2021 21:32
            I didn’t see this one. Yep, that’s what I was thinking. Pete