Thursday, March 1, 2012

The end of the Chicken Ranch

Another Texas legend ends.

The last remnants of the Best Little Whorehouse in Texas fades away into the sunset.

BTW I understand that she hated the movie.

Rest in Peace Miss Edna.


Last madam of the Chicken Ranch dies
Her story inspired 'The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas.' 
By Tony Freemantle  - Express News

Edna Milton Chadwell, the last madam of the Chicken Ranch — the infamous La Grange brothel that inspired a ZZ Top song, a Broadway hit and a movie starring Burt Reynolds and Dolly Parton — has died in Phoenix.
She was 84.

Chadwell's nephew Robert Kleffman said his aunt died Saturday of complications from injuries suffered in an October wreck.

The Chicken Ranch, which received national infamy after the staging of “The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas” on Broadway, reportedly was the oldest continuously operating brothel in the nation when it closed in August 1973 after an exposĂ© by consumer reporter Marvin Zindler of Houston's KTRK-TV.