A FAMOUS CHARACTER IN MY BOOK

SALLY STANFORD is a supporting character in

“A Sleuth in Sausalito”.

Sally in 1947 —’When you’re married, it’s a duty’
Sally in 1980—
Public honors came in her later years

 Many people know her as her as the famous madam of an upscale brothel in San Francisco. That’s a story in itself. From humble beginnings, and through five marriages, a couple of stints in jail,  Sally rose to occupy one of the finest buildings in San Franciso, on Pine Street. It had the prettiest girls in the finest gowns, and served a very elite clinentele. In 1950 she gave that up and moved to the quiet town of Sausalito, where she set up a new establishment in the restaurant business, called the Valhalla. It was a great success. Sally liked to sit high on a barber chair with a parrot on her shoulder, watching carefully over the cash register. Damned by some and celebrated by others, there’s no denying that this entrepeneur left her footprint in San Francisco and Sausalito.

In my book, Sally is one of two real people in an otherwise cast of fictional characters. She is befriended by the protagonist, Gwen Harris, who helps her campaign for city council. To discover more about this famous lady, get a copy of  “A Sleuth in Sausalito.”

Sally in 1947 —’When you’re married, it’s a duty’
Sally in 1980—
Public honors came in her later years

 

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