Sunday, September 6, 2009

Best Friends

I don't believe that it's ever been confirmed or denied (Jeff, help me out here) that Jeff's Parlor ever was a brothel. It was however, Soapy's gambling den, bar, and home base. But for the sake of our story here, we're going to say that it's a brothel as well. I'm also not sure if the use of the dolls went outside of Skagway and the Klondike. If anyone's so interested, look up the Red Onion in Skagway-you can still buy one!


Jeff Smith said...

Jeff Smith's Parlor was neither a brothel nor a gambling den. The place was just too small. Even his business cards read, "No cards, no games." I have three inside photographs on my website that show the size. Soapy had at least three other gaming houses in town where gambling took place. The Parlor was his center piece podium for the world to see him as he wanted to be seen.

Your story takes all of Soapy's dens and portrays them in one location for ease and understanding.

Camilo Ruiz said...

Hey Averyl,
Great story and great concepts looking forward for you final book. Thanks for the add! See ya at school.

butcher said...

Watercolor has always been my archrival!
Are you using this for your thesis?

Averyl Veliz said...

Thanks guys! Yes, this is part of my thesis. It's more on the whimsical side of a fairly serious story. However, I had great fun doing it :0)