Nell Kimball (1854-1934) was a writer and madam. During her
career she operated brothels in San Francisco and New Orleans. She
retired from the trade in 1917. The exact time and place of her
death is unknown.
Stephen Longstreet (1907-2002) was a prolific artist and author of fiction, nonfiction, stage plays, and screenplays. Among his written works are the novels The Sisters Liked Them Handsome, which was adapted into the Broadway musical High Button Shoes, and Stallion Road, which was adapted into a film of the same name.
"A remarkable book by a remarkable woman." -The New York Times