An Illustrated History of Vice #4


Luxury-coated women of trade in midtown are escorted downtown by New York City
Vice Squad detectives after a late-night roust (1943)

5 comments:

Mr DeBakey said...

I just finished reading Dunne's True Confessions.

Its set at the same time as this photo was taken.
One of the pillars upon which the tale is built is Tom Spellacy's [our hero] stint in LA Vice.

Vanwall said...

A wonderful film, as well.

Stacia said...

Am I crazy, or was there another picture from this series on the blog recently? I recall one where the ladies were walking into the station, and one cop looking back had a bemused expression on his face.

Tom Sutpen said...

Uhhhhh . . .

Yeah. It's a photo I ran across subsequently, taken from the same raid. It fits the caption better . . . and it's a better coomposition.

In other words, I couldn't resist.

Stacia said...

Hee. I was wondering about that. Both photos are great, but I do like this one better, shot from behind and all.